Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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 Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (39) 16-7-1
61
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Jonathan Gary
 
152
1
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (33) 23-10-0
60
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#284 LW] Erivan Pereira
 
153
2
DE Ottman Azaitar   8-0-0
60
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#380 LW] Charlie Leary
 
154
2
RU Alexandr Shabliy  (24) 15-3-0
60
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
155
2
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 14-4-0
59
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#502 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
156
2
PL Filip Wolanski  (25) 10-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#143 FW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
157
2
US Austin Arnett  (25) 14-2-0
59
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Thunder and Lightning] vs  [NR] Chris Dempsey
 
158
2
US Nate Jennerman  (24) 8-2-0
59
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [#149 BW] Shawn West
 
159
2
BR Ary Santos  (30) 13-5-0
58
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Arena Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leandro Leandro
 
160
2
FR Anthony Dizy  (28) 9-2-0
58
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#228 LW] Martin Stapleton
 
161
2
US Jordan Rinaldi  (29) 12-5-0
58
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
162
2
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (31) 8-1-0
58
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#352 LW] Renato Gomes Gabriel
 
163
4
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (22) 11-2-0
58
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Ivan Castillo
 
164
4
MX Martin Bravo  (23) 11-0-0
58
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#485 LW] Claudio Puelles
 
165
 
CA Alessandro Ricci  (34) 10-5-0
58
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Paul Felder
 
166
 
NZ Kieran Joblin  (28) 20-7-0
58
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Sung Hwa Han
 
167
2
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
57
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
168
2
US Martin Brown  (32) 10-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#61 LW] Desmond Green
 
169
2
RU Islam Makoev   8-1-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#211 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
170
2
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (28) 21-4-0
56
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#612 LW] Brian Hooi
 
171
2
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 24-10-0
56
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Unknown] vs  [#628 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
172
3
ZA Don Madge   7-3-1
56
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#262 LW] Dave Mazany
 
173
3
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 12-6-0
56
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Simons Promotions] vs  [NR] Hawraz Syan
 
174
3
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (32) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] John Makdessi
 
175
3
CA Mike Scarcello  (27) 9-3-1
56
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#365 LW] Lenny Wheeler
 
176
2
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (24) 11-0-0
55
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Face to Face] vs  [NR] Paulo Teixeira
 
177
2
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#530 LW] Jordan Clements
 
178
2
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (32) 7-3-0
55
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#219 LW] Jason Novelli
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] James Vick
179
2
NO Alexander Jacobsen  (29) 7-1-0
55
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#285 LW] Tim Wilde
 
180
3
US Cain Carrizosa  (30) 10-3-0
54
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#225 LW] Danny Navarro
 
181
3
FI Aleksi Mantykivi   10-4-0
54
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#389 LW] Soren Bak
 
182
3
ZA Boyd Allen   13-2-1
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#248 FW] Azi Thomas
 
183
3
US Nate Andrews   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] George Sheppard
 
184
3
BR Tom Santos  (32) 6-4-0
53
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#462 LW] Yui Chul Nam
 
185
3
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 13-3-0
53
Last Fight: 1/06/2017 [World Kings Glory] vs  [#621 WW] Zalimkhan Yusupov
 
186
4
UK Andre Winner  (35) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#124 LW] Saul Rogers
 
187
4
ES Abner Lloveras  (34) 20-9-1
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 
188
1
FI Teemu Packalen  (29) 8-2-0
53
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
189
3
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#284 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
190
3
CH Nelson Carvalho  (34) 9-4-0
52
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#58 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
191
3
BR Arthur Estrazulas  (27) 9-3-0
52
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#341 LW] Dave Courchaine
 
192
3
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#362 LW] Scott Thometz
 
193
3
KR Chang Hyun Kim  (30) 18-10-0
52
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#459 LW] Andy Main
 
194
3
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
51
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
195
3
BR Natan Schulte  (25) 11-3-0
51
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#79 LW] Islam Mamedov
 
196
3
BR Cosmo Alexandre  (34) 7-1-0
51
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [Superstar Fight (China)] vs  [NR] Musu Nuertiebieke
 
197
3
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (33) 16-7-2
51
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#58 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
198
3
AM David Khachatryan  (29) 23-3-0
51
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#513 WW] Anatoly Safronov
 
199
3
RU Khasan Askhabov  (22) 14-2-0
51
Last Fight: 3/29/2017 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyram Rodriguez
 
200
3
DE Sascha Sharma  (29) 12-3-0
51
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Patrick Benson
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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    • 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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