Issue Date: 7/17/2016 (Official Release: #496)

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
3
BR Edimilson Souza  (31) 15-5-0
50
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Patricky Freire
 
202
2
DK Soren Bak  (23) 7-0-0
50
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [#513 LW] Alex Rodrigues
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#330 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
203
2
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
50
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#170 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
204
1
US Ryan Quinn   11-6-1
50
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#114 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
205
1
BR Rander Junio  (30) 10-2-0
50
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#112 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
206
1
PH Eduard Folayang  (32) 15-5-0
49
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#378 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
Next Fight: 8/13/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#115 LW] Adrian Pang
207
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 18-4-4
49
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#348 LW] Eiji Ishikawa
Next Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#57 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
208
1
BR Ivan Jorge  (35) 27-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#554 LW] Guilherme Miranda
 
209
1
US Peter Straub   3-0-0
49
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#270 LW] James Steele McCall
 
210
1
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-2-0
49
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Richard Patishnock
 
211
 
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 14-6-0
49
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] David Teymur
 
212
 
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#343 LW] Sean Soriano
 
213
 
US Zac Church   8-2-0
49
Last Fight: 8/15/2015 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Rodney Allison
 
214
4
BR Jorge Patino  (43) 38-18-2
49
Last Fight: 5/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#46 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
215
1
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
216
1
BR Luciano Palhano  (29) 14-2-0
48
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#69 LW] Shamil Zavurov
Next Fight: 8/13/2016 [The Warriors Combat] vs [NR] Geraldo Ferro
217
1
CR Allan Zuniga   9-0-0
48
Last Fight: 8/14/2015 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Jorge Lopez
 
218
1
BG Valentin Benishev   12-0-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Twins MMA] vs  [NR] Andrei Barbarosa
 
219
2
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 18-7-0
48
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#95 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
 
220
2
AU Isaac Tisdell   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#529 LW] Greg Atzori
 
221
24
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 19-8-0
48
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Thiago Nata
 
222
NR
US Dave Courchaine  (33) 19-6-0
47
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Charon Spain
 
223
3
SE Niklas Backstrom  (26) 10-2-0
47
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Scandinavian Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Danijel Kokora
 
224
3
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (42) 18-8-0
47
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [DEEP] vs  [#319 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
225
3
NZ Kieran Joblin  (27) 17-7-0
47
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#529 LW] Greg Atzori
 
226
2
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 5-0-0
47
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#464 LW] Jamil Silveira da Conceicao
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#557 LW] Artur Lemos
227
2
US Chris Culley  (30) 20-13-0
47
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#232 LW] Chris Saunders
 
228
5
MX Akbarh Arreola  (33) 23-11-1
47
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#57 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
229
3
US Gregor Gillespie   7-0-0
47
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [RoC] vs  [#536 LW] Sidney Outlaw
 
230
3
RU Maxim Divnich   12-1-0
47
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Robert Turnquest
 
231
3
KZ Arman Ospanov  (26) 7-0-0
46
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [Alash Pride] vs  [NR] Joe Elmore
 
232
2
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#227 LW] Chris Culley
 
233
2
BR Thiago Silva  (25) 16-4-1
46
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#177 LW] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira
 
234
5
UK Andre Winner  (34) 20-10-2
46
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#149 LW] Leszek Krakowski
 
235
3
US Landon Vannata   8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
236
3
RU Damir Ismagulov   6-2-0
46
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#570 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
237
3
US Jake Lindsey  (30) 11-4-0
46
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#364 LW] Zak Bucia
 
238
3
BR Fernando dos Santos  (28) 10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
239
3
ZA Xavier Sedras  (24) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
240
7
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (23) 10-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/24/2015 [Face to Face] vs  [#386 LW] Paulo Goncalves Silva
 
241
3
MX Marco Polo Reyes   6-2-0
45
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#490 LW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
242
2
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (41) 15-18-4
45
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#425 LW] Luiz Andrade I
 
243
6
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-7-0
45
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#423 LW] Leonardo Rodriguez
 
244
2
RU Igor Egorov  (28) 12-5-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Eduard Muravitskiy
 
245
2
RU Zurab Betergaraev   11-1-2
45
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#330 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
 
246
2
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   5-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Daniil Voevodin
 
247
1
US Daniel Swain  (25) 16-7-1
44
Last Fight: 5/19/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#102 LW] Julian Erosa
 
248
7
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 15-7-1
44
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#171 WW] Jason Witt
 
249
2
PE Enrique Barzola  (27) 11-2-1
44
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [NR] Horacio Gutierrez
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#409 FW] Kyle Bochniak
250
2
CA Kyle Prepolec  (26) 9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adrian Hadribeaj
 

Issue Date: 7/17/2016 (Official Release: #496)

Previous Official Release: 7/10/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#98] Jason Witt+, [#347] Marat Balayev-, [#400] Nobumitsu Osawa*, [#451] Rodolfo Rubio Perez-, [#593] Adam Boussif!, [#594] Joe Elmore!, [#595] Vinicius Loureiro!, [#596] Rakhman Makhadzhiev!, [#597] Francisco Isata!, [#598] Tiago Batista Costa!, [#599] David Jordan!, [#600] Duane van Helvoirt!

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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