Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

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

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 Erick Carlos Silva  (27) 19-4-0
50
Last Fight: 5/01/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Andre Batata
 
202
4
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Reza Madadi
 
203
 
DK Soren Bak  (24) 7-0-0
50
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [#522 LW] Alex Rodrigues
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#330 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
204
 
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
50
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#142 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
205
 
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-2-0
50
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Richard Patishnock
Next Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#50 LW] Derek Campos
206
 
BR Rander Junio  (30) 10-2-0
50
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#111 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
207
1
NZ Kieran Joblin  (27) 17-7-0
50
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#528 LW] Greg Atzori
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs [#364 LW] Ethan Duniam
208
1
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
49
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
209
65
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 15-4-1
49
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Jacek Kreft
 
210
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 18-4-4
49
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#351 LW] Eiji Ishikawa
Next Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#56 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
211
1
US Tom Gallicchio  (29) 19-9-0
49
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
212
3
BR Edimilson Souza  (31) 15-5-0
49
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Patricky Freire
 
213
1
BR Ivan Jorge  (35) 27-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#560 LW] Guilherme Miranda
 
214
1
US Peter Straub   3-0-0
49
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#275 LW] James Steele McCall
 
215
1
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#346 LW] Sean Soriano
 
216
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 19-8-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Thiago Nata
 
217
 
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
218
1
BG Valentin Benishev   13-0-0
48
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Ilyan Markov
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs [NR] Roman Panteley
219
1
BR Luciano Palhano  (30) 14-2-0
48
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#67 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
220
4
US Zac Church   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 8/15/2015 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Rodney Allison
 
221
1
AU Isaac Tisdell   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#528 LW] Greg Atzori
 
222
1
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 14-6-0
48
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] David Teymur
 
223
3
US Dave Courchaine  (33) 19-6-0
48
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Charon Spain
 
224
3
CR Allan Zuniga   9-0-0
47
Last Fight: 8/14/2015 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Jorge Lopez
 
225
1
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 18-7-0
47
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#92 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
 
226
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (42) 18-8-0
47
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [DEEP] vs  [#322 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
227
 
US Chris Culley  (30) 20-13-0
47
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#232 LW] Chris Saunders
 
228
 
US Gregor Gillespie   7-0-0
47
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [RoC] vs  [#543 LW] Sidney Outlaw
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#136 LW] Glaico Franca
229
 
RU Maxim Divnich   12-1-0
47
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Robert Turnquest
 
230
1
KZ Arman Ospanov  (26) 7-0-0
46
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [Alash Pride] vs  [#598 LW] Joe Elmore
 
231
1
US Mike Wilkins  (29) 6-3-0
46
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#468 LW] Jonathan DelBrugge
 
232
1
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#227 LW] Chris Culley
 
233
3
SE Niklas Backstrom  (26) 10-2-0
46
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Scandinavian Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Danijel Kokora
 
234
 
US Lando Vannata   8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
235
 
JP Akira Okada  (29) 10-5-3
46
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Hiroki Nagaoka
 
236
 
RU Damir Ismagulov   6-2-0
46
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#573 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
237
 
US Jake Lindsey  (30) 11-4-0
46
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#370 LW] Zak Bucia
 
238
 
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (21) 9-2-0
46
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#374 LW] Thiago Silva
 
239
 
BR Fernando dos Santos  (28) 10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
240
 
ZA Xavier Sedras  (24) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
241
 
MX Marco Polo Reyes   6-3-0
45
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#499 LW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
242
 
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (41) 15-18-4
45
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#434 LW] Luiz Andrade I
 
243
 
MX Akbarh Arreola  (33) 23-11-1
45
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#56 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
244
 
RU Igor Egorov  (28) 12-5-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Eduard Muravitskiy
 
245
1
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   5-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Daniil Voevodin
 
246
1
RU Zurab Betergaraev   11-1-2
44
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#330 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
 
247
 
US Daniel Swain  (25) 16-7-1
44
Last Fight: 5/19/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#98 LW] Julian Erosa
 
248
 
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (28) 32-17-3
44
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#423 FW] Alonso Santos Verona Ganoza
 
249
 
PE Enrique Barzola  (27) 11-2-1
44
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#413 FW] Horacio Gutierrez
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#407 FW] Kyle Bochniak
250
NR
BR Davi Ramos  (29) 5-1-0
44
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Flach
 

Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Previous Official Release: 8/14/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#3] Nate Diaz+, [#102] Piotr Hallmann-, [#257] Luis Sergio Teotonio da Fonseca+, [#373] Mikhail Odintsov+, [#383] Grzegorz Szulakowski*, [#458] Themba Takura Gorimbo+, [#478] Viskhan Magomadov!, [#483] Jacek Kreft!, [#530] Jose Eudes Tavares+, [#532] Bayzet Khatkhokhu!, [#577] Artur Lemos!

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

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    • 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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