Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

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
6
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
51
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#455 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
202
2
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (28) 13-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#62 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
203
2
US Juan Archuleta  (29) 14-1-0
51
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Brandon Hastings
 
204
3
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (38) 15-2-0
51
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#89 LW] Christos Giagos
 
205
2
RU Damir Ismagulov  (26) 10-2-0
51
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Morgan Heraud
Next Fight: 5/26/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#250 LW] Maxim Divnich
206
32
GE Raul Tutarauli   10-3-0
51
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#581 LW] Artur Lemos
 
207
1
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (33) 16-7-2
51
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#56 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
208
1
US Steve Kozola   8-0-0
50
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#585 LW] Jake Roberts
 
209
1
BR Kaik Brito  (20) 9-0-0
50
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#534 LW] Elder Allan Amorim
 
210
1
RU Viskhan Magomadov   5-2-0
50
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#514 LW] Alexander Grozin
 
211
1
US Luis Felix   15-9-0
50
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [#650 LW] Dawond Pickney
 
212
1
PL Adrian Zielinski  (30) 17-5-0
49
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#640 LW] Rasul Yakhyaev
 
213
1
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
49
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#347 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
214
1
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
49
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#585 LW] Jake Roberts
 
215
1
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
49
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
216
1
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 10-4-0
49
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] David Newport
 
217
1
US Bubba Jenkins  (29) 11-4-0
49
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#99 WW] Ali Bagov
 
218
1
US Thomas Webb  (34) 12-3-0
49
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [World Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Lance Thompson
 
219
1
US Grant Dawson  (23) 11-1-0
48
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#573 LW] Mike Plazola
 
220
1
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#179 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
221
1
US Marcus Edwards  (28) 12-5-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#64 LW] Adam Townsend
 
222
1
FR Thibault Gouti  (30) 10-3-0
48
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Chad Laprise
 
223
 
US Robert Watley  (27) 7-1-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [NR] Josh Visel
 
224
 
IE Peter Queally   11-3-0
48
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#607 LW] Igor Egorov
 
225
 
US Danny Navarro  (33) 16-7-0
48
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#181 LW] Cain Carrizosa
 
226
 
DE Alan Omer  (28) 20-5-0
48
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#469 LW] Robbie Peralta
 
227
1
US Chris Saunders  (31) 16-8-0
47
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Derion Chapman
 
228
1
DK Soren Bak  (24) 8-1-0
47
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#334 LW] Scott Clist
 
229
2
JP Kazunori Yokota  (39) 25-7-3
47
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#133 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
230
1
BR Julio Cesar Neves Jr.  (23) 33-1-0
47
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Fernando Colman
 
231
1
BR Rander Junio  (31) 10-2-0
47
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#107 LW] Eric Barbosa
 
232
10
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
47
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 LW] Marcin Held
233
NR
DE Nordin Asrih  (38) 25-10-1
47
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaso Bakocevic
 
234
1
US Eric Wisely  (32) 26-9-1
47
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [NR] John Ramirez
 
235
3
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (28) 10-3-1
47
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#92 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
236
1
IT Valeriu Mircea  (23) 14-4-0
46
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#258 LW] Djamil Chan
 
237
 
US Trey Ogden   8-1-0
46
Last Fight: 5/05/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Chance Thackston
 
238
4
UK Martin Stapleton  (34) 18-5-0
46
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#161 LW] Anthony Dizy
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [CageWarriors] vs [#332 LW] Donovan Desmae
239
3
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
46
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#69 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Haim Gozali
240
1
JP Yuki Kawana  (27) 11-1-5
46
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#465 LW] Shingo Suzuki
 
241
1
CN Haotian Wu  (30) 21-10-2
46
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#309 LW] Leandro Rodrigues Pontes
 
242
1
KR Seung Chan Hong   6-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Will Chope
 
243
1
BR Fernando dos Santos  (29) 11-1-0
46
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Eduardo Conceicao Pereira
 
244
 
MN Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin  (32) 4-3-0
46
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Lianru Shang
 
245
 
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (24) 13-0-0
46
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
246
 
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
46
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
247
1
US Bradley Desir  (30) 9-5-0
45
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [RoC] vs  [#426 LW] Julian Lane
Next Fight: 6/02/2017 [Unknown] vs [#153 LW] Waylon Lowe
248
1
UK Alex Enlund  (29) 14-2-0
45
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
249
 
BR Thiago Meller  (35) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#250 FW] Akop Stepanyan
 
250
 
RU Maxim Divnich  (28) 13-2-0
45
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Keon Caldwell
Next Fight: 5/26/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#205 LW] Damir Ismagulov

Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

Previous Official Release: 5/14/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#50] Diego Brandao-, [#159] Nate Jennerman-, [#241] Adrian Diaz-, [#306] Yohei Sakamoto-, [#314] Marcos Vinicius Schmitz-, [#411] James Bishop!, [#442] Bobby Lee!, [#481] Robert Turnquest+, [#521] Sergey Faley!, [#527] Christos Plasaris!, [#541] Felipe Rego-, [#565] Vaso Bakocevic!, [#566] Ermek Tlauov-, [#648] Adam Cook!, [#649] Mikael Nyyssonen!

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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