Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
 
RU Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev   7-4-1
45
Last Fight: 8/20/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Konstantin Veselkin
 
252
1
FR Jason Ponet  (29) 17-11-1
45
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Full Metal Dojo] vs  [#599 LW] Tommy Hayden
 
253
2
RU Eldar Eldarov   9-1-0
45
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#474 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
254
2
RU Nikolay Gaponov   5-2-0
45
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#87 LW] Vener Galiev
 
255
3
BR Natan Schulte  (25) 11-3-0
45
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#77 LW] Islam Mamedov
 
256
2
MN Munguntsooj Nandinerdene  (30) 7-4-0
45
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#193 LW] Rafael Fiziev
 
257
3
US John Gunther  (32) 4-0-0
45
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#497 LW] Nick Browne
 
258
1
US Eric Wisely  (33) 26-9-1
45
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [NR] John Ramirez
 
259
2
US Chris Gruetzemacher  (31) 13-3-0
44
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#136 LW] Davi Ramos
 
260
3
US Larue Burley  (33) 8-3-0
44
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Maicon Mendonca
 
261
3
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   5-0-0
44
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#482 LW] Yves Landu
 
262
3
UK Colin Fletcher  (35) 15-9-0
44
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#112 LW] Anthony Dizy
 
263
6
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (39) 15-2-0
44
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#103 LW] Christos Giagos
 
264
2
US Leon Davis   9-3-0
44
Last Fight: 8/11/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Andrew Osborne
 
265
3
US Jason Novelli  (38) 11-3-1
44
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
266
1
BR Alex da Silva Coelho  (21) 19-1-0
44
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#636 LW] Fernando Colman
 
267
1
US Ramsey Nijem  (29) 9-6-0
44
Last Fight: 2/22/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#34 LW] James Krause
 
268
1
KR Sung Chan Hong   6-1-0
44
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#388 LW] Takenori Sato
 
269
114
BR Oberdan Vieira Tenorio  (30) 28-11-1
43
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#225 LW] Asadullah Akhazaev
 
270
 
US Will Martinez  (37) 13-3-1
43
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Art of War Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Jeremy Pender
 
271
 
RU Zurab Betergaraev   13-2-2
43
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Shota Akulashvili
 
272
 
RU Ruslan Yamanbaev   5-4-1
43
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#458 LW] Islam Begidov
 
273
 
MX Rodrigo Vargas  (32) 7-3-0
43
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Danny Ramirez
 
274
 
JP Kazunori Yokota  (39) 26-7-3
43
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Da Won Yoon
 
275
 
BR Lindeclecio Oliveira Batista  (27) 11-10-0
43
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#329 WW] Edmilson de Jose Barros
 
276
 
KR Chang Hyun Kim  (30) 18-11-0
43
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#55 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
277
1
US Luis Muro  (31) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Emmanuel Rivera
 
278
1
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
43
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [#468 LW] Matej Kuznik
 
279
2
US Martin Brown  (33) 11-5-0
43
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#184 LW] Raush Manfio
 
280
3
US Tony Llamas   17-15-0
42
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Sergio Quinones
 
281
3
UK Charlie Leary   14-8-1
42
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Daniele Scatizzi
 
282
 
CA Mike Scarcello  (28) 9-4-1
42
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#134 LW] Shane Campbell
 
283
2
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Dominic Montoya
 
284
3
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (28) 10-3-1
42
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#96 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
285
1
FR Ylies Djiroun   13-4-0
42
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Knock Out Championship] vs  [NR] Chresus Mokima
 
286
1
UK Kane Mousah   10-1-0
42
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#304 LW] Alex Enlund
 
287
1
NO Alexander Jacobsen  (29) 8-2-0
42
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#88 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
288
1
CO Michel Quinones  (33) 8-3-0
42
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#159 LW] Sage Northcutt
 
289
1
RU Denis Kanakov  (27) 8-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Ahmed Wali Hotak
 
290
1
AU Damien Brown  (33) 17-11-0
42
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#187 LW] Frank Camacho
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#190 LW] Dong Hyun Kim
291
1
UK Anas Siraj Mounir  (31) 6-1-0
42
Last Fight: 12/22/2017 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#410 LW] Alfie Davis
 
292
1
BR Neilson Gomes   18-2-0
41
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Janio Quadros Combat] vs Unranked Opponent
 
293
2
BR Rubenilton Pereira  (24) 18-5-0
41
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#527 LW] Lom-Ali Nalgiev
 
294
 
FR Mickael Lebout  (30) 16-8-2
41
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#166 LW] Ryan Scope
 
295
1
UK Martin Stapleton  (34) 19-6-0
41
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#142 LW] Soren Bak
 
296
1
CA Tristan Connelly   9-6-0
41
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#134 LW] Shane Campbell
 
297
1
BE Donovan Desmae   10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#591 LW] Aiden Lee
 
298
1
JP Kotetsu Boku  (40) 26-12-2
41
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#157 LW] Christian Lee
 
299
2
RU Elnur agaev   13-8-0
40
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#54 LW] Ronys Torres
 
300
 
RU Ruslan Rakhmonkulov  (20) 11-1-0
40
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#377 LW] Maxim Divnich
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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    • […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

    • 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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