Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
 
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales   11-2-2
45
Last Fight: 12/21/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#366 LW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
252
 
US Mike Pope  (30) 7-2-0
44
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#374 LW] Mike Wilkins
 
253
1
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#320 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
254
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-6-1
44
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#110 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
255
1
FI Jani Salmi   9-2-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
256
1
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#136 LW] Martin Svensson
 
257
1
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
43
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
258
1
US Anthony Avila  (28) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#347 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
259
1
PL Adrian Zielinski  (30) 16-5-0
43
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#173 LW] Islam Makoev
 
260
1
US Will Martinez  (36) 11-3-1
43
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [WCC (Penn)] vs  [NR] Troy Wittman
 
261
1
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-10-0
42
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#81 LW] Nick Hein
 
262
1
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#130 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
263
1
JP Kimihiro Eto   10-2-2
42
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#387 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
264
1
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 10-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Drew Dober
Next Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#196 LW] J.C. Cottrell
265
1
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
42
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
266
1
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (28) 19-4-1
42
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Gadzhi Rabadanov
 
267
1
US Julian Lane  (29) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
268
1
US Nick Browne  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
269
1
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
42
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
270
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#144 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
271
1
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (31) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#603 LW] Bartlomiej Kurczewski
 
272
1
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 15-5-1
41
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#167 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
273
1
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
274
1
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (26) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#493 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
275
1
US Robert Watley  (27) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Shogun Fights] vs  [NR] Cole Presley
 
276
1
RU Bislan Etleshev  (31) 5-5-0
41
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Nurbek Abdykaparov
 
277
1
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
41
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Tony Martin
 
278
1
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (39) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
279
1
FR Arnold Quero  (29) 13-5-0
40
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#227 LW] Dean Trueman
 
280
1
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
40
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
281
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-6-0
40
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#240 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
282
1
IE Peter Queally   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Cage Legacy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Decky Dalton
 
283
1
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
284
2
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
285
2
GR Marios Loulakis  (27) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
286
2
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (37) 14-5-1
40
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#96 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
287
2
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
40
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#446 LW] Dominic Clark
 
288
1
RU Viskhan Magomadov   4-2-0
39
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#561 LW] Fares Ziam
 
289
1
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#252 LW] Mike Pope
 
290
1
US Lucas Cruz  (24) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
291
1
US Thanh Le  (31) 5-1-0
39
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Mid City Fight Productions] vs  [NR] Cody James
 
292
1
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
293
1
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
 
294
1
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-8-1
39
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#489 LW] Alessandro Botti
 
295
1
US Eric Grant  (34) 2-1-0
39
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#401 LW] Peter Straub
 
296
91
US Brandon Jenkins   9-2-0
38
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
297
 
BR Marcos Vinicius Schmitz   13-3-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
298
 
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (23) 12-0-0
38
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [Victory Promotion Company] vs  [NR] Sergey Samolyuk
 
299
 
UA Anatoly Lyagu   5-1-0
38
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Vitaliy Lut
 
300
 
US Jose Martinez   4-1-0
38
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [C3 Fights] vs  [#513 LW] Cody Carrillo
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#107] Jason Fischer+, [#376] Dzhambulat Kurbanov*, [#409] Cody Bollinger-, [#450] Jeremy Spoon-, [#493] Bryant Whitaker*, [#551] Niko Novelli-

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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