Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
151
 
BR Willian Cilli  (28) 11-3-0
63
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#238 LW] Fernando dos Santos
Next Fight: 8/13/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Hugo Matheus
152
 
US Andrew Holbrook  (30) 11-1-0
63
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Joaquim Silva
 
153
 
US Sage Northcutt  (20) 8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#306 LW] Enrique Marin
 
154
 
US Kurt Holobaugh   15-4-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Luciano Dos Santos
 
155
 
PL Adrian Zielinski  (29) 16-4-0
61
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Rasul Ediev
 
156
 
US Matt Bessette  (31) 19-7-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
Next Fight: 8/12/2016 [CES] vs [NR] Stephen Cervantes
157
1
US Dave Mazany  (32) 13-5-0
61
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#328 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
158
2
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-3-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#434 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
159
6
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 22-11-2
60
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#253 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
160
1
UK Scott Clist  (37) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#422 LW] Tim Wilde
 
161
4
BR Flavio Alvaro  (38) 49-10-0
60
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Bison Kombat] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
162
 
UK Paddy Pimblett  (21) 11-1-0
60
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#250 FW] Teddy Violet
 
163
4
CA John Alessio  (37) 35-17-0
60
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#95 LW] David Rickels
 
164
1
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 16-4-0
60
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#77 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
165
3
UK Marc Diakiese  (23) 9-0-0
58
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Kane Mousah
 
166
 
US Tony Sims  (30) 12-4-0
58
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
167
67
UK Andre Winner  (34) 21-10-2
57
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [#186 LW] Abner Lloveras
 
168
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (29) 10-3-0
57
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
169
1
US Ryan Sanders   10-8-0
57
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [#70 LW] Levan Makashvili
Next Fight: 8/05/2016 [New England Fights] vs [#371 WW] Derrick Kennington
170
1
US Caros Fodor  (32) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#36 LW] Luiz Firmino
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#360 LW] Ben Fodor
171
1
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] John Makdessi
 
172
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (27) 8-0-0
56
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#448 LW] Ray Wood
 
173
1
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (34) 24-8-2
55
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
174
1
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 23-10-0
55
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [The Cage] vs  [#138 LW] Felipe Silva
 
175
1
US Jon Neal  (27) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#503 LW] Jordan Clements
 
176
1
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (36) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#233 LW] Thiago Silva
 
177
2
US Austin Arnett  (24) 11-2-0
54
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#278 WW] Dave Burrow
Next Fight: 8/12/2016 [Thunder and Lightning] vs [NR] Charon Spain
178
 
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
 
179
1
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#559 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
180
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-5-0
54
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#69 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
181
1
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 11-4-0
54
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [Fight To Win] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
182
1
UK Chris Fishgold   14-1-1
54
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Adam Boussif
 
183
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-2-0
54
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Cageside Promotions] vs  [#276 LW] Grant Dawson
 
184
1
AZ Nerman Abbasov  (22) 12-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/26/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#479 LW] Islam Begidov
 
185
1
CA Kajan Johnson  (32) 21-11-1
53
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#490 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
186
22
ES Abner Lloveras  (33) 19-9-1
53
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [#167 LW] Andre Winner
 
187
 
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-2-0
53
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#75 LW] Chad Laprise
188
 
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (40) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#325 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
189
1
US Eric Wisely  (31) 25-9-1
52
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
190
NR
US J.C. Cottrell  (26) 17-4-0
52
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
191
2
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (26) 9-2-2
52
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Nick Hein
 
192
1
US Mike Santiago  (26) 18-9-0
52
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
193
1
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 12-3-0
51
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#119 LW] Reza Madadi
 
194
1
EE Ott Tonissaar  (31) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championships] vs  [#406 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
195
1
US Nate Andrews   9-1-0
51
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Luis Muro
 
196
1
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 10-2-0
51
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#371 LW] Chris Padilla
 
197
1
ZA Boyd Allen   12-2-1
51
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#328 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
198
1
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (37) 14-4-1
51
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Azi Thomas
 
199
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-5-1
51
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#132 LW] Jason Novelli
 
200
3
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
51
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#204] Ryan Quinn+, [#240] Herdeson Batista Sousa*, [#386] Paulo Goncalves Silva*, [#409] Vince McGuinness!, [#515] Trey Ogden+, [#559] Henry Lindsay!, [#598] Andre Pacheco de Jesus!, [#599] Gregor Weibel!, [#600] Hideto Kondo!

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

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    • 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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