Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
201
1
BR Cosmo Alexandre  (34) 7-1-0
51
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [Superstar Fight (China)] vs  [NR] Musu Nuertiebieke
 
202
1
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
51
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
203
1
RU Khasan Askhabov  (21) 13-2-0
51
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#304 FW] Paulo Goncalves Silva
 
204
2
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (33) 16-7-2
51
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#61 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
205
 
US Tony Sims  (31) 12-4-0
51
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
206
3
EE Ott Tonissaar  (32) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#492 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
207
 
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-3-0
51
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Chad Laprise
 
208
 
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 23-10-0
51
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [The Cage] vs  [#83 LW] Felipe Silva
 
209
1
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (38) 15-2-0
51
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Christos Giagos
 
210
1
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#58 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
211
1
BR Erivan Pereira   7-0-0
51
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#448 LW] Carlo Prater
 
212
1
UK Jack McGann  (23) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#502 LW] Igor Egorov
 
213
1
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
50
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#413 LW] Jake Roberts
 
214
1
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
215
2
RU Damir Ismagulov   7-2-0
50
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Rubenilton Pereira
 
216
 
BR Rander Junio  (31) 10-2-0
50
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#111 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
217
1
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
50
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#74 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
 
218
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-3-1
49
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
219
1
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
220
1
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
49
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#517 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
221
1
US Roger Huerta  (33) 23-9-1
49
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#233 LW] Adrian Pang
 
222
1
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 17-4-0
49
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [#240 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
223
1
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#343 FW] Sean Soriano
 
224
1
US Grant Dawson  (22) 11-1-0
48
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#581 LW] Mike Plazola
 
225
1
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#181 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
226
1
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
48
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
227
1
UK Dean Trueman   7-3-0
48
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#279 LW] Arnold Quero
 
228
1
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
229
1
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 14-7-1
47
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#172 LW] Tim Wilde
 
230
1
UK Charlie Leary   13-7-1
47
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#509 LW] Rob Sinclair
 
231
1
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
47
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
232
1
DE Sascha Sharma  (29) 10-3-0
47
Last Fight: 8/14/2016 [Gladiator Fighting Championship (Germany)] vs  [#570 WW] Jonny Kruschinske
 
233
1
AU Adrian Pang  (39) 22-10-2
47
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#221 LW] Roger Huerta
 
234
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 20-9-0
47
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#36 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
235
1
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#480 LW] Chris Culley
 
236
1
BR Fernando dos Santos  (29) 11-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Eduardo Conceicao Pereira
 
237
1
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 12-3-0
46
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#120 LW] Reza Madadi
 
238
15
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 10-4-0
46
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] David Newport
 
239
 
KR Seung Chan Hong   6-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#471 LW] Will Chope
 
240
2
MN Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin  (31) 3-3-0
46
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#281 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
241
1
CN Haotian Wu  (30) 21-10-1
46
Last Fight: 12/15/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#561 LW] Fares Ziam
 
242
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (25) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
243
 
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
46
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
244
1
US Trey Ogden   7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#558 LW] Josh Pfeifer
 
245
3
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#135 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
246
 
US Frankie Perez  (27) 10-3-0
45
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
247
 
US Tom Gallicchio  (30) 19-9-0
45
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#97 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
248
4
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
45
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#147 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
249
 
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
250
 
BR Edimilson Souza  (32) 15-5-0
45
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Patricky Freire
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#107] Jason Fischer+, [#376] Dzhambulat Kurbanov*, [#409] Cody Bollinger-, [#450] Jeremy Spoon-, [#493] Bryant Whitaker*, [#551] Niko Novelli-

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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