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
251
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (24) 6-2-1
43
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [Phoenix Fight Night] vs  [NR] Daniel Crawford
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [NR] Chris Bungard
252
1
US Dave Mazany  (32) 12-5-0
42
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Sibusiso Mdoko
 
253
1
UK Rob Sinclair  (36) 13-3-0
42
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Michael Brightmon
 
254
1
BR Thiago Meller  (33) 20-7-0
42
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#597 LW] Leonardo Rodriguez
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#45 WW] John Howard
255
1
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 5-0-1
42
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#160 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
256
1
SK Miroslav Strbak  (27) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [NR] Akihiro Gono
 
257
1
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (35) 16-10-5
42
Last Fight: 12/20/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#282 LW] Will Chope
 
258
1
US James Steele McCall   7-4-0
42
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#206 LW] Peter Straub
 
259
1
US Nuri Shakir  (37) 19-21-0
42
Last Fight: 2/05/2016 [Combat Zone] vs  [NR] Brett Oteri
 
260
53
BR Rafael da Silva Alves  (25) 14-7-0
42
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [NR] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
261
2
US Thanh Le  (30) 4-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#205 LW] Martin Svensson
 
262
2
US Cody Pfister  (25) 12-5-1
41
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#185 LW] Sage Northcutt
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#165 LW] Scott Holtzman
263
2
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-5-1
41
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#133 LW] Jason Novelli
 
264
 
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (25) 14-4-1
41
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [#130 LW] Roman Szymanski
 
265
 
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
266
 
US Landon Vannata   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#547 LW] Chad Curry
 
267
4
US Larue Burley  (32) 6-2-0
41
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#172 LW] Ramil Mustapaev
 
268
1
BR Zorobabel Moreira  (32) 8-3-0
41
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Holley
 
269
1
JP Yuki Kawana  (26) 10-1-5
41
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#107 LW] Koshi Matsumoto
 
270
1
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (40) 20-7-0
41
Last Fight: 2/24/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#340 LW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
271
1
AU Des Green   2-0-0
40
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#338 LW] David Cubas
 
272
 
CH Alex Rodrigues  (23) 5-0-0
40
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [Hit Fighting Championship] vs  [#589 LW] Konmon Deh
 
273
187
UK Tim Wilde  (28) 8-1-0
40
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#576 LW] Martin Delaney
 
274
1
US David Castillo  (33) 19-8-0
40
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#163 LW] Thiago Moises
 
275
1
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
276
1
US Bobby Cooper   12-6-0
40
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 LW] David Rickels
 
277
1
CL Pablo Villaseca  (29) 10-2-0
40
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 LW] Josh Thomson
 
278
1
UK Andrew Fisher   14-7-1
39
Last Fight: 9/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [NR] James Saville
 
279
 
US Stephen Regman  (24) 5-2-0
39
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#72 LW] Darrell Horcher
Next Fight: 5/21/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#502 WW] Cole Presley
280
2
US Clay Harvison  (35) 14-6-0
39
Last Fight: 10/16/2015 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#131 LW] Jordan Rinaldi
 
281
1
JP Eiji Ishikawa  (36) 28-22-3
39
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#168 LW] Takasuke Kume
 
282
1
US Will Chope  (25) 30-9-0
39
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [URCC] vs  [NR] Richie Redman
 
283
1
BE Damien Lapilus  (27) 12-5-1
39
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#493 LW] Jack McGann
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#151 LW] Martin Stapleton
284
1
PE Martin Mollinedo   18-6-0
39
Last Fight: 12/16/2015 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Joao Ferreira Jr.
 
285
 
US Estevan Payan  (34) 16-9-0
38
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 LW] Jason High
 
286
2
BR Silmar Nunes  (34) 28-11-0
38
Last Fight: 1/14/2016 [Shadow Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Willian Cabocao
 
287
1
US Dylan Fussell   10-2-0
38
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Thailand Ring Wars] vs  [NR] Sakorn Awsakon
 
288
1
JP Yoichi Fukumoto  (38) 16-10-1
38
Last Fight: 9/13/2015 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [NR] Daisuke Hoshino
 
289
1
JP Akira Okada  (29) 9-5-3
38
Last Fight: 10/04/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Josh Smith
 
290
1
US Jordan Clements  (25) 12-2-0
38
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] David Allred
 
291
3
US Justin Salas  (34) 12-7-0
38
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#120 LW] Jason Saggo
 
292
 
US Zach Juusola  (28) 11-3-0
38
Last Fight: 9/18/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#528 LW] Robert Rojas Jr.
 
293
 
NZ Kieran Joblin  (27) 15-7-0
38
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#119 LW] Alex Ricci
 
294
 
RU Marif Piraev  (24) 14-2-1
38
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#50 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs [#220 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
295
 
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   7-1-0
37
Last Fight: 2/13/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#436 LW] Thiago Barbosa
 
296
 
FI Jani Salmi   7-2-0
37
Last Fight: 10/10/2015 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [#522 WW] Sean Carter
 
297
 
EE Ott Tonissaar  (31) 11-2-0
37
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [Octagon Athletes] vs  [#555 LW] Mads Burnell
 
298
2
US Michael McBride   8-1-0
37
Last Fight: 11/25/2015 [Midwest Cage] vs  [NR] Derek Loffer
 
299
1
BR Felipe Olivieri   14-5-0
37
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Tony Martin
 
300
1
US Nick Browne  (26) 6-0-0
37
Last Fight: 11/25/2015 [Pinnacle Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] RMandel Cameron
 

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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