Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
4
UK Brendan Loughnane  (26) 12-2-0
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Eden Newton
 
202
4
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-0-0
52
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Artur Lemos
 
203
4
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#266 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
204
4
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-4-0
52
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
205
4
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-3-0
52
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Chad Laprise
 
206
4
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 23-10-0
52
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [The Cage] vs  [#88 LW] Felipe Silva
 
207
4
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#362 LW] Scott Thometz
 
208
4
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 13-4-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#421 LW] Rafael da Silva Alves
 
209
4
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
51
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
210
4
AZ Nerman Abbasov  (22) 13-2-0
51
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Grand European Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Sajjad Mohammadi
 
211
3
EE Ott Tonissaar  (31) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#497 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
212
5
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
51
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#78 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
 
213
4
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#60 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
214
4
BR Erivan Pereira   7-0-0
51
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#467 LW] Carlo Prater
 
215
1
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (27) 19-4-0
50
Last Fight: 5/01/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Andre Batata
 
216
1
UK Jack McGann  (23) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#514 LW] Igor Egorov
 
217
1
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
50
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#432 LW] Jake Roberts
 
218
 
BR Rander Junio  (31) 10-2-0
50
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#116 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
219
 
RU Damir Ismagulov   7-2-0
50
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Rubenilton Pereira
 
220
3
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 LW] Derek Campos
 
221
1
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
49
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
222
1
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
223
1
BR Ivan Jorge  (36) 27-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#586 LW] Guilherme Miranda
 
224
1
BR Cosmo Alexandre  (34) 7-1-0
49
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [Superstar Fight (China)] vs  [NR] Musu Nuertiebieke
 
225
1
US Roger Huerta  (33) 23-9-1
49
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#231 LW] Adrian Pang
 
226
 
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#335 FW] Sean Soriano
 
227
2
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 14-7-1
49
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#177 LW] Tim Wilde
 
228
1
BE Donovan Desmae   9-2-0
49
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [360 MMA Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Cosmin Tutu
 
229
 
US Grant Dawson  (22) 11-1-0
48
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Plazola
 
230
2
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#189 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
231
1
AU Adrian Pang  (39) 22-10-2
48
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#225 LW] Roger Huerta
 
232
 
UK Dean Trueman   7-3-0
48
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#296 LW] Arnold Quero
 
233
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (32) 21-11-1
48
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#563 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
234
 
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
235
2
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
48
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
236
1
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
47
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#148 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
237
1
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 12-3-0
47
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#124 LW] Reza Madadi
 
238
1
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   6-0-0
47
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Matej Truhan
 
239
1
UK Charlie Leary   13-7-1
47
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#511 LW] Rob Sinclair
 
240
1
US Mark Cherico  (30) 10-1-0
47
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Pinnacle Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] DJuan Owens
 
241
1
DE Sascha Sharma  (29) 10-3-0
47
Last Fight: 8/14/2016 [Gladiator Fighting Championship (Germany)] vs  [#573 WW] Jonny Kruschinske
 
242
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 19-9-0
47
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#37 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
243
1
US Tom Gallicchio  (30) 19-9-0
46
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#103 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
244
1
US Mike Wilkins  (29) 6-3-0
46
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Jonathan DelBrugge
 
245
1
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#507 LW] Chris Culley
 
246
1
BR Edimilson Souza  (32) 15-5-0
46
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Patricky Freire
 
247
1
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (41) 15-18-4
46
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#416 LW] Luiz Andrade I
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs [#330 LW] Kimihiro Eto
248
1
US Lando Vannata   8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Tony Ferguson
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#77 LW] John Makdessi
249
1
JP Yusuke Yachi  (26) 15-6-0
46
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#565 LW] Yuki Yamasaki
Next Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [NR] Mario Sismundo
250
 
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (22) 9-2-0
46
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#395 LW] Thiago Silva
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#95] Ryan Hall-, [#257] Daniel Swain-, [#361] Jose Verdugo!, [#363] Alexander Grozin+, [#475] Dawond Pickney!, [#476] Ray Wood-, [#549] Jesse Medina!, [#582] Ruslan Rakhmonkulov+, [#613] Daisuke Nakamura!, [#646] Dawid Gabara!, [#647] Sung Hwa Han!, [#648] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Omar Johnson!, [#650] Glaucio Eliziario!

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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