Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

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
5
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
46
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
252
1
UK Martin Stapleton  (34) 18-5-0
46
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#163 LW] Anthony Dizy
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [CageWarriors] vs [#334 LW] Donovan Desmae
253
4
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-5-0
45
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#69 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Haim Gozali
254
4
US Bradley Desir  (30) 9-5-0
45
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [RoC] vs  [#435 LW] Julian Lane
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Nate Grebb
255
4
BR Thiago Meller  (35) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#80 FW] Akop Stepanyan
 
256
4
UK Joe McColgan   3-1-0
45
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Richard Williams
 
257
5
RU Elnur agaev   14-7-0
45
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [#205 LW] Alexander Merezhko
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#83 LW] Ronys Torres
258
3
UK Alex Enlund  (30) 14-2-0
45
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
259
4
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
260
4
RO Mihail Nica  (26) 6-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Samba Coulibaly
 
261
80
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 12-7-0
45
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Simons Promotions] vs  [NR] Hawraz Syan
 
262
118
US Cody Stevens  (34) 14-8-1
44
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#504 LW] Anthony Morrison
 
263
2
RU Eldar Eldarov   9-1-0
44
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#463 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
264
2
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   5-0-0
44
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#505 LW] Yves Landu
 
265
3
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 16-5-1
44
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [NR] Dragan Pesic
 
266
1
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#211 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
267
2
BR Josue Vieira   10-2-0
44
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [#362 LW] Michel Silva
 
268
3
US Ramsey Nijem  (29) 9-6-0
44
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#435 LW] Julian Lane
 
269
1
BE Djamil Chan  (27) 12-4-0
44
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#240 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
270
3
AU Issac Hardman   7-1-0
44
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [NR] James Bishop
 
271
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (25) 7-2-1
43
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#511 LW] Chris Bungard
 
272
2
US Sidney Outlaw  (25) 8-3-0
43
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [RoC] vs  [NR] James Rumley
 
273
2
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-7-0
43
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#177 LW] Don Madge
 
274
2
US Will Martinez  (36) 12-3-1
43
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Art of War Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Sharif Jones
 
275
195
CA Kyle Nelson  (26) 11-1-0
43
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [BTC Fight Promotions] vs  [#457 FW] Khama Worthy
 
276
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (32) 10-6-1
43
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#68 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
277
1
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
43
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Matej Kuznik
 
278
1
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 20-5-1
43
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#125 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
 
279
1
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
43
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#123 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
280
1
UA Vladislav Parubchenko  (24) 15-1-0
42
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Artem Budur
 
281
47
US Darren Smith Jr.  (30) 11-7-0
42
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Thor Skancke
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs [#520 LW] Richard LeRoy
282
 
FR Ylies Djiroun   13-4-0
42
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Knock Out Championship] vs  [NR] Chresus Mokima
 
283
 
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Dominic Montoya
 
284
 
US Nick Browne  (27) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#440 WW] Troy Lamson
 
285
 
US Cody Pfister  (26) 13-6-1
42
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jonathan Gary
 
286
 
BR Claudiere Freitas  (36) 16-15-0
42
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#442 LW] Fernando dos Santos
 
287
1
US Justin Jaynes  (27) 11-3-0
42
Last Fight: 4/06/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [NR] Jacob Rosales
 
288
1
US Frankie Perez  (28) 10-3-0
42
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Marc Diakiese
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#107 LW] Chris Wade
289
7
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 16-7-1
42
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Octogone] vs  [NR] Rashad Muradov
 
290
1
US Vince Fricilone   6-0-0
42
Last Fight: 4/19/2017 [AlaskaFC] vs  [NR] Niko Novelli
 
291
1
BR Killys Mota  (26) 9-0-0
42
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [NR] Akihiro Gono
 
292
1
JP Kimihiro Eto  (28) 11-3-2
42
Last Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#113 LW] Kota Shimoishi
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs [NR] Suk Chan Jung
293
1
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
41
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
294
1
RU Imanali Gamzathanov  (28) 8-2-0
41
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#532 LW] Rashid Dagaev
 
295
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
41
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#138 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
296
1
CA Tristan Connelly   9-6-0
41
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#106 LW] Shane Campbell
 
297
1
HR Filip Pejic  (24) 12-2-2
41
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#425 LW] Alexis Savvidis
 
298
6
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (27) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#549 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
299
 
UK Andrew Fisher   15-8-1
41
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Diego Vargas
 
300
 
ES Enrique Marin  (30) 10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Gerson Cordeiro
 

Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

Previous Official Release: 6/11/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#4] Rafael dos Anjos+, [#116] Johnny Case*, [#201] Sascha Sharma-, [#295] Tim Wilde-, [#585] Jimmy Spicuzza-, [#614] Caleb Williams!, [#626] George Comer*, [#644] Tanner Cowan!, [#645] Joey Angelo!, [#646] Jordan Chandler!, [#649] Yincang Bao!, [#650] Duane van Helvoirt!

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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