Issue Date: 9/18/2016 (Official Release: #505)

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
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
51
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
202
2
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
51
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#357 LW] Scott Thometz
 
203
2
EE Ott Tonissaar  (31) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#444 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
204
2
US Nate Andrews   9-1-0
51
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Luis Muro
 
205
 
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 14-7-1
51
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#168 LW] Tim Wilde
 
206
3
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (37) 14-4-1
51
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Azi Thomas
 
207
3
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-5-1
51
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#179 LW] Jason Novelli
 
208
2
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (27) 19-4-0
50
Last Fight: 5/01/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Andre Batata
 
209
1
DK Soren Bak  (24) 7-0-0
50
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [#534 LW] Alex Rodrigues
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#334 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
210
3
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (26) 9-2-2
50
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Nick Hein
 
211
2
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 LW] Derek Campos
 
212
1
BR Rander Junio  (30) 10-2-0
50
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#113 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
213
3
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 12-3-0
50
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Reza Madadi
 
214
1
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 15-4-1
49
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Jacek Kreft
Next Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs [#118 LHW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
215
3
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
49
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#145 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
216
2
BR Ivan Jorge  (35) 27-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#558 LW] Guilherme Miranda
 
217
2
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
49
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
218
2
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#348 LW] Sean Soriano
 
219
2
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (29) 19-8-0
49
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Thiago Nata
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs [#38 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
220
2
US Tom Gallicchio  (29) 19-9-0
48
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#99 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
221
1
US Nate Jennerman   7-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Clint Anderson
 
222
3
BR Edimilson Souza  (31) 15-5-0
48
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 LW] Patricky Freire
 
223
2
BG Valentin Benishev   13-0-0
48
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Ilyan Markov
 
224
2
BR Luciano Palhano  (30) 14-2-0
48
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#68 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
225
2
AU Isaac Tisdell   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#535 LW] Greg Atzori
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs [#273 LW] Callan Potter
226
2
US Zac Church   8-2-0
47
Last Fight: 8/15/2015 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Rodney Allison
 
227
3
US Dave Courchaine  (33) 19-6-0
47
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Charon Spain
 
228
2
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (42) 18-8-0
47
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [DEEP] vs  [#325 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
229
4
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 14-6-0
47
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LW] David Teymur
 
230
3
DE Sascha Sharma  (29) 10-3-0
47
Last Fight: 8/14/2016 [Gladiator Fighting Championship (Germany)] vs  [NR] Jonny Kruschinske
 
231
 
US Gregor Gillespie   7-0-0
47
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [RoC] vs  [#546 LW] Sidney Outlaw
 
232
2
US Mark Cherico  (30) 10-1-0
47
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Pinnacle Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] DJuan Owens
 
233
4
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 18-7-0
47
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#95 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
 
234
2
KZ Arman Ospanov  (26) 7-0-0
46
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [Alash Pride] vs  [NR] Joe Elmore
 
235
2
US Mike Wilkins  (29) 6-3-0
46
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#470 LW] Jonathan DelBrugge
 
236
2
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-8-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [BAMMA USA] vs  [#484 LW] Chris Culley
 
237
2
US Lando Vannata   8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
238
2
JP Akira Okada  (29) 10-5-3
46
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Hiroki Nagaoka
 
239
2
JP Yusuke Yachi  (26) 15-6-0
46
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#540 LW] Yuki Yamasaki
 
240
2
US Jake Lindsey  (30) 11-4-0
46
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#373 LW] Zak Bucia
 
241
1
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (21) 9-2-0
46
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#379 LW] Thiago Silva
 
242
1
BR Fernando dos Santos  (28) 10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
243
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (24) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
244
5
SE Niklas Backstrom  (27) 10-2-0
46
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Scandinavian Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Danijel Kokora
 
245
1
MX Marco Polo Reyes   6-3-0
46
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#511 LW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
246
3
RU Damir Ismagulov   6-2-0
46
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#577 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
247
2
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#130 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
248
2
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (41) 15-18-4
45
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#441 LW] Luiz Andrade I
 
249
2
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
250
2
RU Igor Egorov  (28) 12-5-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Eduard Muravitskiy
 

Issue Date: 9/18/2016 (Official Release: #505)

Previous Official Release: 9/11/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#325] Zorobabel Moreira*, [#441] Filipe Jesus-, [#479] Magomed Khamzaev-, [#512] Tiago Alves*, [#535] Mads Burnell-, [#591] Andre Pacheco de Jesus-, [#596] Vinicius Loureiro!, [#597] Matt Frevola!, [#598] Hiroki Nagaoka!, [#599] Thiago Gaia!, [#600] Vitaliy Lut!

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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