Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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
BE Djamil Chan  (26) 12-4-0
45
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#231 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
252
3
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales   11-2-2
45
Last Fight: 12/21/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#381 LW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
253
3
US Mike Pope  (30) 7-2-0
44
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#392 LW] Mike Wilkins
 
254
3
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 16-5-1
44
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [NR] Dragan Pesic
 
255
3
BR Josue Vieira   10-2-0
44
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [#260 LW] Michel Silva
 
256
3
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#358 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
257
3
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (32) 10-6-1
44
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#110 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
258
3
FI Jani Salmi   9-2-0
44
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
259
3
CA Tristan Connelly   8-5-0
44
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Garret Nybakken
 
260
3
BR Michel Silva   17-5-1
43
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [#255 LW] Josue Vieira
 
261
3
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#132 LW] Martin Svensson
 
262
5
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-7-0
43
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#172 LW] Don Madge
 
263
5
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-1-0
43
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#98 LW] Joao Luiz Nogueira
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#92 LW] Aurel Pirtea
264
5
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   5-0-0
43
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#618 LW] Yves Landu
 
265
1
US Frankie Perez  (27) 10-3-0
43
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
266
10
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 19-5-1
43
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#129 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
 
267
2
US Tom Gallicchio  (30) 19-9-0
43
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#100 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
268
2
BR Thiago Luis Bonifacio Silva  (30) 11-5-0
42
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Guilherme Doin
 
269
2
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#128 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
270
2
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
42
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Matej Kuznik
 
271
3
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
42
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
272
3
US Larue Burley  (32) 7-2-0
42
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Horse Power] vs  [NR] Cedric Marks
Next Fight: 5/05/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#187 WW] James Nakashima
273
39
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Dominic Montoya
 
274
3
US Nick Browne  (27) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#559 WW] Troy Lamson
 
275
3
US Cody Pfister  (26) 13-6-1
42
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jonathan Gary
 
276
3
BR Edimilson Souza  (32) 15-5-0
42
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 LW] Patricky Freire
 
277
95
US Vince Fricilone   6-0-0
42
Last Fight: 4/19/2017 [AlaskaFC] vs  [NR] Niko Novelli
 
278
1
US Will Martinez  (36) 11-3-1
42
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [WCC (Penn)] vs  [NR] Troy Wittman
 
279
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#141 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
280
1
JP Kimihiro Eto  (28) 11-3-2
41
Last Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#122 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
281
2
RU Imanali Gamzathanov  (28) 8-2-0
41
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#507 LW] Rashid Dagaev
 
282
2
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
41
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
283
1
US Peter Straub   5-1-0
41
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#555 LW] Eric Grant
 
284
1
BR Erivan Pereira   7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#152 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
285
1
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-3-0
41
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#179 LW] Alexander Jacobsen
 
286
1
FR Ylies Djiroun   13-4-0
41
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Knock Out Championship] vs  [NR] Chresus Mokima
 
287
1
UK Andrew Fisher   15-8-1
41
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Diego Vargas
 
288
1
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (27) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#525 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
289
1
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (34) 18-10-0
40
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] Nick Hein
 
290
2
RU Bislan Etleshev  (31) 6-6-0
40
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Nurbek Abdykaparov
 
291
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (38) 35-12-0
40
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#150 LW] Jon Tuck
292
2
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
293
2
IE Peter Queally   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Cage Legacy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Decky Dalton
Next Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#528 LW] Igor Egorov
294
2
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
295
2
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (40) 36-9-0
40
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
296
2
MN Munguntsooj Nandinerdene  (30) 6-2-0
40
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bruno Miranda
 
297
 
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
298
2
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 
299
2
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-5-0
40
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#148 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
300
2
IE Paul Redmond  (30) 11-7-0
39
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#56 LW] Norman Parke
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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