Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Lightweight (150-161.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
151
1
US Erik Koch  (29) 15-5-0
64
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Clay Guida
 
152
2
FR Anthony Dizy  (29) 10-2-0
63
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Lawrence Fitzpatrick
Next Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#188 LW] Colin Fletcher
153
2
US Darren Smith Jr.  (30) 13-7-0
63
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#340 LW] Gleidson Moraes Cutis
 
154
2
US Joseph Lowry  (27) 7-0-0
63
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#568 LW] Richard Patishnock
 
155
2
SE Martin Svensson  (32) 15-6-0
63
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#375 LW] Scott Clist
 
156
1
JP Yuki Kawana  (27) 13-1-5
63
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#315 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
157
48
US Darrell Horcher  (30) 13-3-0
61
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
158
1
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (23) 12-2-0
61
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Igor Soares
 
159
8
BR Oberdan Vieira Tenorio  (30) 27-10-1
61
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Magomed Sulumov
 
160
122
US Thomas Gifford  (25) 13-7-0
61
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [N/A] vs  [#356 LW] Trey Ogden
 
161
206
SG Christian Lee  (19) 8-1-0
60
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#295 LW] Kotetsu Boku
 
162
2
AM David Khachatryan  (29) 24-3-0
60
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#450 LW] Ivan Musardo
 
163
2
US Sage Northcutt  (21) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#286 LW] Michel Quinones
 
164
2
BR Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim  (24) 13-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Maximum Midway Fight] vs  [NR] Alexandro Santos
 
165
2
JP Tetsuya Yamada  (27) 22-5-2
59
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Kyle Rozewski
 
166
2
US Vagner Rocha  (35) 14-4-0
59
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#519 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
167
2
BR Kaik Brito  (20) 10-0-0
59
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [NR] Bruno Padilha
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [NP Fight] vs [#85 LW] Valmir Lazaro
168
NR
US Damon Jackson  (29) 13-2-1
59
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Anselmo Luis Luna Jr.
 
169
3
US Caros Fodor  (33) 11-6-0
59
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#60 LW] Jason High
 
170
3
US Daron Cruickshank  (32) 18-10-0
59
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#54 LW] Yusuke Yachi
 
171
3
MN Munguntsooj Nandinerdene  (30) 7-3-0
58
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#59 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#639 LW] Rafael Fiziev
172
2
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (31) 8-1-0
58
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#449 LW] Renato Gomes Gabriel
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs [#110 LW] Kamil Szymuszowski
173
2
RU Nikolay Gaponov   5-1-0
58
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#268 FW] Jack McGann
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#125 LW] Vener Galiev
174
2
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (34) 17-7-2
57
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#484 LW] Nobumitsu Osawa
 
175
2
US Andrew Holbrook  (31) 12-3-0
57
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#133 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
176
2
US Cody Pfister  (27) 15-6-1
56
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [#349 LW] Haotian Wu
 
177
2
US Jordan Rinaldi  (30) 13-5-0
56
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Alvaro Herrera
 
178
2
US Jim Alers  (31) 14-3-0
56
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Combat Night (Florida)] vs  [NR] Elvin Leon Brito
 
179
1
FI Anton Kuivanen  (33) 24-10-0
56
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [The Cage] vs  [#165 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
180
1
CR Alejandro Solano Rodriguez  (39) 28-14-0
56
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [Nicaraguan Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Yasser Castillo Lamping
 
181
1
ZA Don Madge   7-3-1
56
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#208 LW] Dave Mazany
 
182
5
PL Filip Wolanski  (26) 10-2-0
56
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#294 WW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
183
2
BR Erivan Pereira Silva   10-1-0
55
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#423 LW] Elismar Lima da Silva
 
184
2
US Zach Fears  (29) 7-2-0
54
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [#373 LW] Thomas Webb
 
185
2
US Mac Danzig  (37) 22-12-1
54
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [California Fight League] vs  [#497 LW] Joe Condon
 
186
2
RU Abubakar Mestoev  (23) 6-0-0
54
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#477 LW] Alexey Makhno
 
187
2
JP Hiroto Uesako  (30) 15-6-0
54
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#515 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [DEEP] vs [#328 FW] Takahiro Ashida
188
2
UK Colin Fletcher  (34) 15-8-0
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#601 LW] Chris Bungard
Next Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#152 LW] Anthony Dizy
189
1
US Cain Carrizosa  (31) 10-3-0
54
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#226 LW] Danny Navarro
 
190
1
BR Raush Manfio  (26) 10-2-0
54
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Chazz Walton
 
191
4
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (33) 7-4-0
54
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] James Vick
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#223 LW] Matt Frevola
192
2
US Jason Gonzalez  (27) 11-4-0
54
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
193
1
MP Frank Camacho  (28) 22-5-0
54
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#285 LW] Damien Brown
 
194
1
BR Yan Cabral  (34) 13-3-0
54
Last Fight: 1/06/2017 [World Kings Glory] vs  [#589 WW] Zalimkhan Yusupov
 
195
1
RU Khasan Askhabov  (22) 15-2-0
54
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Dragan Pesic
 
196
5
BR Thiago Moises  (22) 9-2-0
54
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#86 LW] Robert Watley
 
197
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (29) 15-8-3
53
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#459 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
198
1
BR Tom Santos  (32) 7-5-0
53
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#57 LW] Ronys Torres
 
199
1
US Dan Moret  (31) 12-3-0
52
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#447 LW] Derrick Adkins
 
200
1
BR Arthur Estrazulas  (28) 9-3-0
52
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#584 LW] Dave Courchaine
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#169] Juan Archuleta-, [#251] Denilson Neves de Oliveira+, [#342] Mads Burnell-, [#363] Peter Straub*, [#388] Hae Jin Park-, [#390] Majdeddine Ayadi!, [#524] Alan Langer!, [#527] Anselmo Luis Luna Jr.!, [#620] Juliano Luis dos Santos*, [#622] Brandon Ricetti!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

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    • […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

    • giulio morgante says:

      Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

    • oleg says:

      Serg,

      I didn’t see the fight. More importantly, the ranking system doesn’t have an ability to “see” fights. All we have is the official decision, which list this fight as a corner stoppage after round 1.

      Was there some controversy?

    • Serg says:

      absolutely do not agree with such a fall of Oleg Bogov after a fight with Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov … you have seen the fight?

    • John says:

      I haven’t commented in here in a while. It was actually when McGregor fought Diaz and then Diaz was then ranked #5 at Welterweight and now Diaz is #2 Lightweight. How so? McGregor, whom I’m not a fan of is ranked behind Edgar but McGregor is undefeated and Champion at Featherweight while Max Holloway is ranked above Aldo but Aldo is ranked higher than him on the P4P list? They are P4P the same weight. And I’ll be done complaining after this one because I do like your rankings a lot but they just seem a little out of sync at times and questionable. How is Edson Barboza ranked above Tony Ferguson?

    • Vincent says:

      Damien Lapilus isn’t Belgian, he’s French.
      http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Damien-Lapilus-87477

    • oleg says:

      The length of inactivity is what makes the difference. A fighter’s rating decays drastically after 450 days of inactivity; Jones fought very shortly after the 450-day timeline whereas Khabib was out for much longer.

      The other factor is the fighter’s rating before they went inactive. Before Jones went inactive, he was #1 with more than twice the rating points than the next contender: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=102&Division=2&Page=1

      Before Khabib went inactive, he was ranked #4 with not that much point separation between him and #5-#10 ranked fighters: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=99&Division=5&Page=1

      So the length of inactivity, combined with significantly higher rating and separation from the pack pre-inactivity, explains why Jones returned to #1 spot whereas Khabib landed at #9 upon his return.

    • Ryan says:

      Its simple. Khabib beat RDA when he wasn’t the champ. RDA has the belt so he’s #1. But then by your logic, why is Jon Jones ranked higher than DC? While Jones was inactive, DC beat Johnson and Gustafson (2 of the best LHWs). And Jones win over OSP should not play any factor. Just like Khabibs win over Horcher.

    • oleg says:

      You sit out for two years = your ratings points decay, while active fighters gain more rating points and bypass the inactive ones. That’s how the system works. If you don’t think that’s fair and the only facts that matter is that he is undefeated and has a win over the current champ, why do you have him at #2 in your ranking and not #1?


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