Issue Date: 10/22/2017 (Official Release: #564)

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
251
3
UK Joe McColgan   4-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#638 LW] Sean Carter
 
252
5
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (34) 16-7-2
45
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#57 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
253
3
US Eric Wisely  (33) 26-9-1
45
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [NR] John Ramirez
 
254
3
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (28) 10-3-1
45
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#90 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
255
3
RO Mihail Nica  (26) 6-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Samba Coulibaly
 
256
7
US Sage Northcutt  (21) 8-2-0
45
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#215 WW] Mickey Gall
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#239 LW] Michel Quinones
257
4
RU Eldar Eldarov   9-1-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#444 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
258
4
JP Kimihiro Eto  (28) 12-3-2
45
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Suk Chan Jung
 
259
4
US Larue Burley  (33) 8-3-0
44
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Maicon Mendonca
 
260
4
US Cody Pfister  (27) 14-6-1
44
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Fist Fight League] vs  [NR] Charles Bennett
 
261
4
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   5-0-0
44
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#484 LW] Yves Landu
 
262
4
BR Killys Mota  (26) 10-0-0
44
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Allan Moziel
 
263
4
US Leon Davis   9-3-0
44
Last Fight: 8/11/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Andrew Osborne
 
264
3
RU Viktor Kolesnik  (21) 11-2-1
44
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Brian Hooi
 
265
3
BR Alex da Silva Coelho  (21) 19-1-0
44
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Fernando Colman
 
266
2
US Ramsey Nijem  (29) 9-6-0
44
Last Fight: 2/22/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#61 WW] James Krause
 
267
2
KR Sung Chan Hong   6-1-0
44
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#448 LW] Takenori Sato
 
268
2
JP Shinichi Taira   15-10-10
44
Last Fight: 9/10/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Shewan Abuzabadi
 
269
1
US Martin Brown  (33) 11-5-0
43
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#219 LW] Raush Manfio
 
270
1
NZ Kieran Joblin  (29) 20-9-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [#144 LW] Issac Hardman
 
271
1
US John Gunther  (31) 4-0-0
43
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#485 LW] Nick Browne
 
272
5
JP Kazunori Yokota  (39) 25-7-3
43
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#42 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
273
1
RU Ruslan Yamanbaev   5-4-1
43
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#470 LW] Islam Begidov
 
274
1
MX Rodrigo Vargas  (32) 7-3-0
43
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Danny Ramirez
 
275
1
RU Zurab Betergaraev   13-2-2
43
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Shota Akulashvili
 
276
5
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (27) 16-5-1
43
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [NR] Dragan Pesic
 
277
2
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 20-5-1
43
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#118 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
Next Fight: 11/26/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#328 LW] Peter Queally
278
2
US Dave Mazany  (34) 14-7-0
43
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#178 LW] Don Madge
 
279
2
BR Lindeclecio Oliveira Batista  (26) 11-10-0
43
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#213 LW] Edmilson de Jose Barros
 
280
2
US Thomas Gifford  (25) 12-7-0
43
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Simons Promotions] vs  [NR] Hawraz Syan
 
281
1
KR Chang Hyun Kim  (30) 18-11-0
43
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#75 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
282
1
CA Mike Scarcello  (27) 9-4-1
43
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#121 LW] Shane Campbell
 
283
1
RU Daud Shaikhaev   5-2-0
43
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#150 LW] Herdeson Batista
 
284
5
BG Valentin Benishev   14-0-0
43
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Roman Panteley
 
285
2
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
43
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Matej Kuznik
 
286
2
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
43
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#124 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
287
2
RU Imanali Gamzathanov  (28) 8-2-0
42
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#512 LW] Rashid Dagaev
 
288
1
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Dominic Montoya
 
289
1
RU Abubakar Mestoev  (23) 5-0-0
42
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#498 LW] Anatoly Lyagu
 
290
 
UK Kane Mousah   10-1-0
42
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#305 LW] Alex Enlund
 
291
 
FR Ylies Djiroun   13-4-0
42
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Knock Out Championship] vs  [NR] Chresus Mokima
 
292
 
FR Mickael Lebout  (30) 16-7-2
42
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Fight Club Slam] vs  [#251 WW] Marcin Bandel
 
293
7
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
42
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
294
5
BR Thiago Meller  (35) 20-8-0
42
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#86 FW] Akop Stepanyan
 
295
2
US Will Martinez  (37) 12-3-1
42
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Art of War Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Sharif Jones
 
296
2
RU Denis Kanakov  (26) 8-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Ahmed Wali Hotak
 
297
2
UK Alfie Davis   8-1-0
42
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Yousef Wehbe
 
298
2
CA Tristan Connelly   9-6-0
41
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#121 LW] Shane Campbell
 
299
9
CN Haotian Wu  (31) 24-11-2
41
Last Fight: 7/06/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#165 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
300
3
BE Djamil Chan  (27) 12-4-0
41
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#238 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 

Issue Date: 10/22/2017 (Official Release: #564)

Previous Official Release: 10/15/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#86] Josh Emmett-, [#222] Lucas Almeida*, [#263] Filip Pejic-, [#365] Joel Alvarez!, [#373] Josh Quayhagen*, [#378] Cleber Luciano-, [#399] Fernando Padilla-, [#468] Marcos dos Santos Cirino*, [#485] Justin Harrington!, [#502] Joao Batista Yoshimura*, [#543] Ivan Castillo!, [#560] Frank Sforza-, [#605] Chazz Walton*, [#622] Chris Bungard!, [#637] Viktor Kichigin!, [#639] Fernando Colman!, [#640] Brian Hooi!, [#641] James McGlashan!, [#642] Joao Paulo Almeida Alves!, [#643] Jacob Ikaika Tampos!, [#644] Hubert Geven!, [#645] Oleg Khachaturov!, [#646] Yousef Wehbe!, [#647] Honghao Xu!, [#648] Makhamadzhon Kurbanov!, [#649] Kiyonobu Nishikata!, [#650] Rasul Yakhyaev!

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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    • giulio morgante says:

      Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

    • 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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