Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (33) 16-7-2
51
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#59 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
203
25
DE Sascha Sharma  (29) 12-3-0
51
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Patrick Benson
 
204
2
EE Ott Tonissaar  (32) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#494 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
205
2
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (38) 15-2-0
51
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#93 LW] Christos Giagos
 
206
2
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#57 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
207
1
UK Jack McGann  (23) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#497 LW] Igor Egorov
 
208
2
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-3-0
50
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Chad Laprise
 
209
 
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
50
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#412 LW] Jake Roberts
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#379 WW] Mihail Nica
210
 
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#413 LW] Valeriu Mircea
211
 
RU Damir Ismagulov  (26) 8-2-0
50
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Morgan Heraud
 
212
44
PL Adrian Zielinski  (30) 17-5-0
49
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#615 LW] Rasul Yakhyaev
 
213
1
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
214
2
US Tony Sims  (31) 12-4-0
49
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
215
 
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
49
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#330 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
216
3
BR Rander Junio  (31) 10-2-0
49
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#110 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
217
1
US Roger Huerta  (33) 23-9-1
49
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#234 LW] Adrian Pang
 
218
1
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 17-4-0
49
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [#237 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
Next Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs [#318 LW] Yuki Okano
219
 
US Thomas Webb  (33) 11-3-0
49
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [NR] Robert Dunn
 
220
2
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
49
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#72 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
 
221
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-3-1
49
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
222
 
US Grant Dawson  (23) 11-1-0
48
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#566 LW] Mike Plazola
 
223
2
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#176 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
224
1
UK Dean Trueman   7-3-0
48
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#422 LW] Arnold Quero
 
225
1
US Danny Navarro  (33) 16-7-0
48
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#179 LW] Cain Carrizosa
 
226
1
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
227
 
UK Charlie Leary   13-7-1
47
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#506 LW] Rob Sinclair
 
228
2
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
47
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
229
91
UK Martin Stapleton  (33) 18-5-0
47
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#161 LW] Anthony Dizy
 
230
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 20-9-0
47
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#37 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
231
1
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
47
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
232
 
BR Fernando dos Santos  (29) 11-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Eduardo Conceicao Pereira
 
233
 
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#470 LW] Chris Culley
 
234
 
AU Adrian Pang  (39) 22-10-2
46
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#217 LW] Roger Huerta
 
235
 
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 10-4-0
46
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] David Newport
 
236
 
KR Seung Chan Hong   6-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#464 LW] Will Chope
 
237
 
MN Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin  (31) 3-3-0
46
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#327 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
238
 
ZA Xavier Sedras  (25) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
239
 
CN Haotian Wu  (30) 21-10-1
46
Last Fight: 12/15/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#547 LW] Fares Ziam
 
240
54
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (24) 13-0-0
46
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
241
1
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
46
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
242
1
US Trey Ogden   7-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#539 LW] Josh Pfeifer
 
243
 
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#132 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
244
 
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
245
2
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales   11-2-2
45
Last Fight: 12/21/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#367 LW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
246
1
US Frankie Perez  (27) 10-3-0
45
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
247
1
US Tom Gallicchio  (30) 19-9-0
45
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#97 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
248
1
US Mike Pope  (30) 7-2-0
44
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#375 LW] Mike Wilkins
 
249
1
BR Edimilson Souza  (32) 15-5-0
44
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Patricky Freire
 
250
1
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#329 LW] Luciano Palhano
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#129] Islam Mamedov*, [#139] Jared Gordon-, [#370] Larue Burley*, [#458] Erick Gonzalez!, [#462] Brad Wheeler+, [#471] Lucas Gwaltney*, [#519] Stephen Regman+, [#532] Aleksi Nurminen*, [#563] Leonardo Laiola*, [#564] Daisuke Hoshino!, [#604] Warren Kee+, [#618] Sung Hwa Han!, [#649] Lamberd Akhiadov-

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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