Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

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 Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#60 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
202
NR
US Juan Archuleta  (29) 14-1-0
51
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Brandon Hastings
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [KOTC] vs [NR] Vytautas Sadauskas
203
 
UK Jack McGann  (23) 11-3-0
51
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#505 LW] Igor Egorov
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#20 FW] Levan Makashvili
204
1
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
50
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#415 LW] Jake Roberts
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#382 WW] Mihail Nica
205
1
US Bubba Jenkins  (29) 11-4-0
50
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#100 WW] Ali Bagov
 
206
 
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#418 LW] Valeriu Mircea
207
 
RU Damir Ismagulov  (26) 8-2-0
50
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Morgan Heraud
 
208
 
PL Adrian Zielinski  (30) 17-5-0
49
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#611 LW] Rasul Yakhyaev
 
209
 
FR Thibault Gouti  (30) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Chad Laprise
 
210
 
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
49
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#331 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
211
 
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
212
 
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 17-4-0
49
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [#238 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
213
 
US Thomas Webb  (33) 11-3-0
49
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [NR] Robert Dunn
 
214
 
JP Kazunori Yokota  (38) 25-7-3
49
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#128 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
215
1
US Grant Dawson  (23) 11-1-0
48
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#569 LW] Mike Plazola
 
216
1
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#172 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
217
2
BR Rander Junio  (31) 10-2-0
48
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#112 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
218
 
FR Arnold Quero  (29) 14-5-0
48
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#452 LW] Joe McColgan
 
219
 
UK Dean Trueman   7-3-0
48
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#218 LW] Arnold Quero
 
220
 
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 12-5-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#61 LW] Adam Townsend
 
221
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-3-1
48
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
222
1
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
48
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#68 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
 
223
1
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
224
1
US Robert Watley  (27) 7-1-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [NR] Josh Visel
 
225
1
US Danny Navarro  (33) 16-7-0
48
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#177 LW] Cain Carrizosa
 
226
3
US Tony Sims  (31) 12-4-0
47
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
227
 
UK Charlie Leary   13-7-1
47
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#520 LW] Rob Sinclair
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs [#326 WW] Ottman Azaitar
228
1
UK Martin Stapleton  (33) 18-5-0
47
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#156 LW] Anthony Dizy
 
229
1
BR Julio Cesar Neves Jr.  (22) 33-1-0
47
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Fernando Colman
 
230
 
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 20-9-0
47
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#38 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs [#272 LW] Grzegorz Szulakowski
231
 
BR Fernando dos Santos  (29) 11-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Eduardo Conceicao Pereira
 
232
2
US Chris Saunders  (31) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#573 LW] Chris Culley
 
233
 
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
46
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
234
2
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
46
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
235
3
CN Haotian Wu  (30) 21-10-1
46
Last Fight: 12/15/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#542 LW] Fares Ziam
 
236
1
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 10-4-0
46
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] David Newport
 
237
1
KR Seung Chan Hong   6-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Will Chope
 
238
1
MN Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin  (31) 3-3-0
46
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#338 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
239
NR
US Adrian Diaz  (28) 10-4-1
46
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [#573 LW] Chris Culley
 
240
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (25) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#633 LW] Chris Bungard
 
241
1
US Trey Ogden   7-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#544 LW] Josh Pfeifer
 
242
1
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (24) 13-0-0
46
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
243
1
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
46
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
244
1
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#125 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
245
1
RU Maxim Divnich  (28) 13-2-0
45
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Keon Caldwell
 
246
1
US Bradley Desir  (30) 9-5-0
45
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [RoC] vs  [#414 LW] Julian Lane
 
247
1
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
248
1
RU Elnur agaev   12-6-0
45
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [FEFoMP] vs  [#479 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
249
1
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales   11-2-2
45
Last Fight: 12/21/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#370 LW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
250
1
US Mike Pope  (30) 7-2-0
44
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#379 LW] Mike Wilkins
 

Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#109] Jesse Ronson+, [#189] Glaico Franca+, [#258] Anthony Avila-, [#283] Mickael Lebout+, [#464] Rafael Bueno!, [#484] Mehdi Dakaev+, [#487] Estevan Payan+, [#514] Daniel Salas!, [#643] Baz Mohammad Mubariz+, [#645] Kennet Mattsson!, [#647] Joey Munoz!, [#648] Tsuneo Kimura!

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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