Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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
US Ryan Quinn   11-6-1
50
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#116 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
202
1
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (40) 15-18-4
49
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#435 LW] Luiz Andrade I
 
203
1
PH Eduard Folayang  (32) 15-5-0
49
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#354 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
204
1
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (27) 18-4-0
49
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bruno Henrique
 
205
1
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 14-6-0
49
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#128 LW] David Teymur
 
206
1
US Peter Straub   3-0-0
49
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#258 LW] James Steele McCall
 
207
1
BE Djamil Chan  (25) 12-2-0
49
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Richard Patishnock
 
208
1
US Chris Padilla   7-0-0
49
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Segura
 
209
1
UK Marc Diakiese  (23) 8-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Rick Selvarajah
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#394 LW] Kane Mousah
210
1
US Thomas Webb  (33) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#329 LW] Sean Soriano
 
211
1
US Zac Church   8-2-0
49
Last Fight: 8/15/2015 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Rodney Allison
 
212
1
US Dave Burrow  (24) 14-7-0
49
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#171 LW] Austin Arnett
 
213
1
CR Allan Zuniga   9-0-0
48
Last Fight: 8/14/2015 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Jorge Lopez
 
214
1
AU Nick Patterson  (33) 18-5-1
48
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [#479 LW] Hiroki Nagaoka
 
215
1
UK Andre Winner  (34) 20-10-2
48
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#147 LW] Leszek Krakowski
 
216
 
AU Isaac Tisdell   8-2-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#406 LW] Greg Atzori
 
217
 
US Nate Andrews   8-1-0
48
Last Fight: 3/11/2016 [CES] vs  [#335 LW] Julian Lane
 
218
3
US Thomas Gifford  (23) 10-6-0
48
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [Apex Fight Production] vs  [NR] Tarron Rogers
 
219
15
BG Valentin Benishev   12-0-0
48
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Twins MMA] vs  [NR] Andrei Barbarosa
 
220
2
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (37) 13-4-1
47
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [KSW] vs  [#476 LW] Bartlomiej Kurczewski
Next Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs [#294 LW] Marif Piraev
221
2
UK Scott Clist  (37) 8-2-0
47
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#384 LW] Brad Wheeler
 
222
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (20) 5-0-0
47
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#417 LW] Jamil Silveira da Conceicao
 
223
1
KZ Arman Ospanov  (26) 7-0-0
47
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [Alash Pride] vs  [#584 LW] Joe Elmore
 
224
1
US Gregor Gillespie   6-0-0
47
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [NR] Jose Mariscal
Next Fight: 6/03/2016 [RoC] vs [#589 WW] Sidney Outlaw
225
1
RU Maxim Divnich   12-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Robert Turnquest
 
226
 
AZ Nariman Abbasov  (22) 11-2-0
46
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Grand European Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Saeid Labat
 
227
20
BR Fernando dos Santos  (28) 10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
228
34
CN Lipeng Zhang  (26) 14-9-1
46
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Takashi Noto
 
229
 
US Zak Bucia   15-7-0
45
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#133 LW] Jason Novelli
 
230
2
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 15-7-1
45
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#100 LW] Jason Witt
 
231
4
US Kurt Kinser  (28) 8-1-0
45
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#55 LW] Pat Healy
 
232
2
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 8-5-0
45
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Kenneth Glenn
 
233
2
RU Igor Egorov  (27) 12-5-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [NR] Eduard Muravitskiy
 
234
NR
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   5-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [NR] Daniil Voevodin
 
235
3
BR Joaquim Silva  (27) 8-0-0
44
Last Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs  [#199 FW] Nazareno Malegarie
 
236
3
UK Chris Fishgold   13-1-1
44
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Jordan Miller
 
237
2
PE Enrique Barzola  (27) 11-2-1
44
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [NR] Horacio Gutierrez
 
238
2
CA Kyle Prepolec  (26) 9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adrian Hadribeaj
 
239
2
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (31) 18-7-2
44
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#108 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
240
2
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (32) 13-4-3
44
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
241
1
US Carrington Banks   4-0-0
43
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#389 LW] Justin Reiswerg
 
242
1
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-9-0
43
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#423 LW] Leo Kuntz
 
243
4
US Nick Compton  (34) 11-4-0
43
Last Fight: 2/21/2015 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Brandon Jenkins
 
244
1
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Dominic Clark
 
245
3
BR Ivan Jorge  (35) 26-6-0
43
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#101 LW] Akhmet Aliev
 
246
2
US Adam Piccolotti  (27) 7-0-0
43
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Mario Soto
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#98 FW] Jordan Parsons
247
2
BR Luis Sergio Teotonio da Fonseca  (35) 30-14-3
43
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#424 LW] Vitor Regis Eustaquio
 
248
2
US Calvin Kattar  (28) 15-2-0
43
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [#385 FW] Kenny Foster
 
249
1
US Danny Navarro  (32) 14-6-0
43
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#409 LW] Cleber Luciano
 
250
1
US Marc Stevens  (30) 19-10-0
43
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Absolute Fighting Championships] vs  [#143 FW] Billy Quarantillo
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#302] Ciro Rodrigues+, [#470] Serob Minasyan!, [#487] Diogo Cavalcanti!, [#497] Kamil Gniadek+, [#511] Joe Stevenson*, [#516] Shawn Wallace!, [#542] Patrick Benson!, [#583] Jamie Harrison!, [#589] Antonio Paulo!, [#591] Cody Carrillo!, [#592] Antti Virtanen!, [#593] Joshua Hallford!, [#594] Dmitriy Parubchenko!, [#595] Horacio Gutierrez!, [#596] Lazar Stojadinovic!, [#598] Beibit Nazarov!, [#599] Adrian Hadribeaj!, [#600] Dawid Gabara!

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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    • 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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