Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
 
BR Arthur Estrazulas  (28) 9-3-0
52
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#592 LW] Dave Courchaine
 
202
2
JO Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady  (22) 8-1-0
52
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#329 LW] Erick Carlos Silva
 
203
2
US Darren Smith Jr.  (30) 13-8-0
51
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#84 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
204
2
US Bryce Logan  (28) 8-2-0
51
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#583 LW] Josh Pfeifer
 
205
3
PL Marcin Bandel  (28) 17-5-1
51
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Fight Club Slam] vs  [#294 LW] Mickael Lebout
 
206
3
US Dave Mazany  (34) 15-7-0
51
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Themba Takura Gorimbo
 
207
6
US Jordan Griffin  (27) 14-5-0
50
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#466 LW] Cody Stevens
 
208
4
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 21-5-1
50
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#367 LW] Peter Queally
 
209
1
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (32) 10-5-0
50
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#44 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
210
5
US Luis Felix   15-9-0
50
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [#584 LW] Dawond Pickney
 
211
 
BR Hacran Dias  (33) 23-6-1
50
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] Jared Gordon
 
212
4
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (34) 17-7-2
50
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#582 WW] Nobumitsu Osawa
Next Fight: 1/28/2018 [Shooto] vs [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
213
1
RU Islam Makoev   8-2-1
50
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#50 LW] Leandro Silva
 
214
3
BR Lucas Almeida   5-0-0
50
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Maxfight] vs  [#606 LW] Claudiere Freitas
 
215
3
US Troy Lamson  (26) 8-2-0
50
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#344 LW] Kyle Prepolec
 
216
3
US Harvey Park  (31) 9-1-0
50
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [#639 LW] Majdeddine Ayadi
 
217
3
RU Pavel Gordeev   9-1-0
50
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#540 LW] Michel Silva
 
218
6
US Jamall Emmers  (28) 12-3-0
49
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [NR] Chris Avila
 
219
3
FI Aleksi Mantykivi   11-4-0
49
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Bashir Gagiev
 
220
1
CA Alessandro Ricci  (35) 10-5-0
49
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Paul Felder
 
221
2
BR Ismael Bonfim  (22) 11-3-0
49
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Edilson dos Santos Pires
 
222
3
BR Gleristone Santos  (29) 33-8-0
49
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#97 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
223
3
BR Rogerio Matias da Conceicao  (31) 13-3-0
49
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#91 LW] Damir Ismagulov
 
224
159
RU Viskhan Magomadov   7-3-0
49
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#349 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
225
NR
RU Asadullah Akhazaev   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#269 LW] Oberdan Vieira Tenorio
 
226
2
US Jeff Peterson  (28) 9-4-0
48
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#463 LW] Mike Richman
 
227
2
PL Adrian Zielinski  (31) 17-7-0
48
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#53 LW] Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov
 
228
2
IE Paul Redmond  (31) 14-7-0
48
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Sergio de Jesus Santos
 
229
2
BR Luciano Palhano  (31) 16-3-0
48
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [The Warriors Combat] vs  [#365 LW] Henerson da Rocha Duarte
 
230
2
US Bradley Desir  (30) 10-5-0
48
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Nate Grebb
 
231
2
US Chris Saunders  (31) 16-8-0
48
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Derion Chapman
 
232
2
US Danny Navarro  (34) 17-7-0
47
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [G. Challenge] vs  [NR] John Nelson
 
233
3
UK Jack Grant   13-4-0
47
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Perry Andre Goodwin
 
234
3
RU Aziz Pahrudinov  (28) 20-0-1
47
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#588 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
 
235
 
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
47
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#457 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
236
3
AZ Nariman Abbasov  (23) 17-3-0
46
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Dmitry Gorobets
 
237
3
DE Nordin Asrih  (39) 25-10-1
46
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaso Bakocevic
 
238
3
RU Rasul Shovhalov  (27) 15-5-0
46
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#519 LW] Tiago dos Santos e Silva
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#81 LW] Efrain Escudero
239
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (34) 21-11-1
46
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#124 LW] Alan Omer
 
240
3
BR Killys Mota  (27) 10-0-0
46
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Allan Moziel
 
241
1
FI Teemu Packalen  (30) 8-2-0
46
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
242
2
RU Vladimir Kanunnikov  (24) 9-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/24/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#530 LW] Gusein Gadzhiev
 
243
2
ZA Martin van Staden   18-9-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Leon Mynhardt
 
244
2
US Alexander Hernandez  (25) 8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#453 LW] Derrick Adkins
 
245
2
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (24) 13-0-0
46
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
246
3
FR Davy Gallon  (28) 16-6-2
46
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Titan Channel] vs  [#115 LW] Abner Lloveras
 
247
1
US Eddy Ellis  (34) 19-14-1
46
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#65 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
248
2
UK Joe McColgan   4-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#616 LW] Sean Carter
 
249
5
BR Kaik Brito  (20) 10-1-0
45
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [NP Fight] vs  [#125 LW] Erivan Pereira Silva
 
250
152
RU Rakhman Makhazhiev  (25) 6-4-0
45
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#502 LW] Damien Lapilus
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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    • Jack says:

      Alvarez #2 and Ferguson #3…Really??…No. You need to fix that.

      Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED…that happens to Mcgregor real soon. Will you follow your own rules? I hope so.

    • […] 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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