Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

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
 
RU Alexander Merezhko  (25) 8-2-0
50
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Doo Jae Jung
 
202
 
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (28) 13-4-0
50
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#59 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
203
 
BR Natan Schulte  (25) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#72 LW] Islam Mamedov
 
204
 
US Luis Felix   15-9-0
50
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Dawond Pickney
 
205
1
US Steve Kozola  (27) 8-0-0
50
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#601 LW] Jake Roberts
 
206
1
BR Luciano Palhano  (30) 16-3-0
50
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [The Warriors Combat] vs  [#397 LW] Henerson da Rocha Duarte
 
207
1
PL Adrian Zielinski  (30) 17-6-0
50
Last Fight: 7/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#116 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
208
3
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (38) 15-2-0
49
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#87 LW] Christos Giagos
 
209
 
BR Kaik Brito  (20) 9-0-0
49
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#546 LW] Elder Allan Amorim
 
210
2
KR A-Sol Kwon  (32) 21-9-0
49
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#454 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
211
2
US Carrington Banks   6-0-0
49
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#601 LW] Jake Roberts
 
212
2
BR Ismael Bonfim  (21) 10-3-0
49
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Glaucio Eliziario
 
213
3
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (34) 16-7-2
49
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#55 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
214
3
JP Yuki Kawana  (27) 11-1-5
49
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#463 LW] Shingo Suzuki
Next Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs [#426 LW] Hiroki Aoki
215
 
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 10-4-0
49
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] David Newport
 
216
 
US Grant Dawson  (23) 11-1-0
49
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#587 LW] Mike Plazola
 
217
 
US Jason Novelli  (38) 11-3-1
48
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#179 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
218
9
RU Vladimir Kanunnikov  (24) 8-0-0
48
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Kamil Magomedov
 
219
1
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
48
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
220
1
BR Cosmo Alexandre  (35) 7-1-0
48
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [Superstar Fight (China)] vs  [NR] Musu Nuertiebieke
 
221
1
IE Peter Queally   11-3-0
48
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#610 LW] Igor Egorov
 
222
2
US Thomas Webb  (34) 12-3-0
48
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [NR] Lance Thompson
 
223
2
US Marcus Edwards  (28) 12-5-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#60 LW] Adam Townsend
 
224
1
US Robert Watley  (27) 7-1-0
48
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [NR] Josh Visel
Next Fight: 7/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#113 LW] Thiago Moises
225
1
US Danny Navarro  (34) 16-7-0
48
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#182 LW] Cain Carrizosa
 
226
2
DE Alan Omer  (28) 20-5-0
48
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#484 LW] Robbie Peralta
 
227
4
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
47
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#469 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
228
4
EE Ott Tonissaar  (32) 12-2-0
47
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#343 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
229
 
US Chris Saunders  (31) 16-8-0
47
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Derion Chapman
 
230
 
DK Soren Bak  (24) 8-1-0
47
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#333 LW] Scott Clist
 
231
2
US Bradley Desir  (30) 10-5-0
47
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Nate Grebb
 
232
1
US Sage Northcutt  (21) 8-2-0
47
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#226 WW] Mickey Gall
 
233
1
US Bubba Jenkins  (29) 11-4-0
47
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#105 WW] Ali Bagov
 
234
1
BR Julio Cesar Neves Jr.  (23) 33-1-0
47
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#595 LW] Fernando Colman
 
235
1
DE Nordin Asrih  (38) 25-10-1
47
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaso Bakocevic
 
236
1
IE Paul Redmond  (30) 12-7-0
47
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Rob Sinclair
 
237
1
US Eric Wisely  (32) 26-9-1
47
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [NR] John Ramirez
 
238
1
US Trey Ogden   8-1-0
47
Last Fight: 5/05/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Chance Thackston
 
239
22
JP Tetsuya Yamada  (27) 20-5-2
47
Last Fight: 7/06/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#312 LW] Haotian Wu
 
240
 
IT Valeriu Mircea  (23) 14-4-0
46
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#272 LW] Djamil Chan
 
241
 
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales   12-2-2
46
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] William Ribeiro
 
242
 
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roger Berger
 
243
 
FR Thibault Gouti  (30) 10-3-0
46
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 WW] Chad Laprise
 
244
 
AU Damien Brown  (32) 17-10-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Vinc Pichel
 
245
 
KR Sung Chan Hong   6-1-0
46
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Will Chope
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [Top Fighting Championship] vs [#456 LW] Takenori Sato
246
1
ZA Martin van Staden   18-9-0
46
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#628 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
247
1
JP Kazunori Yokota  (39) 25-7-3
46
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#132 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
248
 
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (24) 13-0-0
46
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
249
1
BR Thiago Meller  (35) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#82 FW] Akop Stepanyan
 
250
NR
BR Denilson Neves de Oliveira  (22) 12-5-0
45
Last Fight: 6/11/2017 [Full Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Fabio Verediano
 

Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

Previous Official Release: 7/09/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#76] Lowen Tynanes*, [#133] Koji Ando*, [#185] Joilton Santos+, [#194] Nelson Carvalho+, [#320] Edimilson Souza*, [#454] Jaleel Willis+, [#551] Aidan Aguilera!, [#561] James Steele McCall*, [#629] Zack Shaw!, [#647] Shokhin Safarov!

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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