Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
2
US Jake Lindsey  (30) 11-4-0
46
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#410 LW] Zak Bucia
 
252
1
BR Fernando dos Santos  (29) 10-1-0
46
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
253
1
ZA Xavier Sedras  (24) 7-2-1
46
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Chris Bungard
 
254
1
MN Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin  (31) 3-3-0
46
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#290 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
255
1
JP Akira Okada  (29) 10-5-3
45
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#333 LW] Hiroki Nagaoka
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#439 LW] Joao Batista Yoshimura
256
1
BR Thiago Meller  (34) 20-8-0
45
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#138 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
257
1
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
258
 
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (28) 32-17-3
44
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#449 FW] Alonso Santos Verona Ganoza
 
259
1
BR Davi Ramos  (30) 5-1-0
44
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Flach
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs [#414 LW] Nick Piedmont
260
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (42) 18-8-0
44
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [DEEP] vs  [#330 LW] Kimihiro Eto
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs [NR] Yoshiyuki Katahira
261
 
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adrian Hadribeaj
 
262
 
US Will Martinez  (36) 11-3-1
44
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [WCC (Penn)] vs  [NR] Troy Wittman
 
263
 
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#329 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
264
 
JP Yuki Okano  (30) 12-8-1
44
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Kyoto Kodama
 
265
52
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-6-1
44
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#115 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
266
1
SE Niklas Backstrom  (27) 10-2-0
43
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Scandinavian Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Danijel Kokora
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#214 FW] Ronnie Mann
267
1
FI Jani Salmi   9-2-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
268
2
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
43
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
269
 
UK Scott Clist  (37) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#139 LW] Martin Svensson
 
270
2
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-10-0
43
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Nick Hein
 
271
 
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (32) 20-7-2
43
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [Gladiator FC] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
 
272
 
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
43
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
273
 
JP Shinji Sasaki  (36) 17-9-3
43
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bruno Miranda
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [NR] A-Sol Kwon
274
 
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
43
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
275
8
KZ Arman Ospanov  (26) 7-0-0
43
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [Alash Pride] vs  [NR] Joe Elmore
 
276
1
US Anthony Avila  (27) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#426 LW] Cody Bollinger
 
277
1
RU Khasan Askhabov  (21) 12-2-0
43
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Robert Skujins
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs [#150 FW] Steven Rodriguez
278
1
PL Adrian Zielinski  (29) 16-5-0
43
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#180 LW] Islam Makoev
 
279
1
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
43
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
280
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (27) 7-1-0
43
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Lee
 
281
 
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 10-3-0
43
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Drew Dober
 
282
3
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#132 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
283
 
US Julian Lane  (29) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
284
2
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
42
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#363 LW] Dominic Clark
 
285
1
US Nick Browne  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
286
1
US Will Chope  (26) 33-10-0
42
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Unknown] vs  [NR] Morteza Minbashi
 
287
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#165 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
288
 
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (30) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#615 LW] Bartlomiej Kurczewski
 
289
2
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
41
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
290
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-6-0
41
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#254 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
291
1
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 15-5-1
41
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#172 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
292
1
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
293
1
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (26) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#518 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
294
1
US Robert Watley  (27) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Shogun Fights] vs  [NR] Cole Presley
 
295
1
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (39) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
296
1
FR Arnold Quero  (29) 13-5-0
40
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#232 LW] Dean Trueman
 
297
1
IE Peter Queally   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Cage Legacy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Decky Dalton
 
298
1
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
299
1
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
300
1
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#95] Ryan Hall-, [#257] Daniel Swain-, [#361] Jose Verdugo!, [#363] Alexander Grozin+, [#475] Dawond Pickney!, [#476] Ray Wood-, [#549] Jesse Medina!, [#582] Ruslan Rakhmonkulov+, [#613] Daisuke Nakamura!, [#646] Dawid Gabara!, [#647] Sung Hwa Han!, [#648] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Omar Johnson!, [#650] Glaucio Eliziario!

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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