Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (32) 10-6-1
44
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#107 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
252
2
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
44
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#138 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
253
 
FI Jani Salmi   9-2-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
254
 
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#133 LW] Martin Svensson
 
255
 
US Anthony Avila  (28) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#351 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
256
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-1-0
43
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#96 LW] Joao Luiz Nogueira
 
257
1
US Will Martinez  (36) 11-3-1
43
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [WCC (Penn)] vs  [NR] Troy Wittman
 
258
1
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#127 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
259
1
JP Kimihiro Eto   10-2-2
42
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#388 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs [#343 LW] Luiz Andrade I
260
1
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
42
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
261
1
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (28) 19-4-1
42
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Gadzhi Rabadanov
 
262
1
US Julian Lane  (29) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
263
1
US Nick Browne  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
264
1
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-10-0
42
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Nick Hein
 
265
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#137 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
266
2
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
41
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
267
 
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (31) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Bartlomiej Kurczewski
 
268
63
BR Erivan Pereira   7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#188 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
269
 
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
41
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
270
 
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 15-5-1
41
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#160 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
271
 
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
272
38
UK Andrew Fisher   15-8-1
41
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Diego Vargas
 
273
1
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (26) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#487 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
274
1
US Robert Watley  (27) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Shogun Fights] vs  [NR] Cole Presley
 
275
1
RU Bislan Etleshev  (31) 5-5-0
41
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Nurbek Abdykaparov
 
276
1
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (40) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
277
106
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-3-0
40
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#182 LW] Alexander Jacobsen
 
278
49
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 14-7-1
40
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#277 LW] Tim Wilde
 
279
3
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Tony Martin
 
280
3
IE Peter Queally   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Cage Legacy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Decky Dalton
 
281
3
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
282
3
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
283
2
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (38) 14-5-1
40
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#95 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
284
2
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
285
5
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
40
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
286
3
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-5-0
40
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
287
3
RU Viskhan Magomadov   4-2-0
39
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#547 LW] Fares Ziam
 
288
3
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#248 LW] Mike Pope
 
289
3
US Lucas Cruz  (24) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
290
3
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
39
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#177 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
291
3
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
292
3
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
 
293
3
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-8-1
39
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alessandro Botti
 
294
3
US Eric Grant  (34) 2-1-0
39
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#402 LW] Peter Straub
 
295
3
US Brandon Jenkins   9-2-0
38
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
296
3
BR Marcos Vinicius Schmitz   13-3-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
297
2
UA Anatoly Lyagu   5-1-0
38
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Vitaliy Lut
 
298
2
US Jose Martinez   4-1-0
38
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [C3 Fights] vs  [#512 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
299
2
KZ Rashid Dagaev   5-1-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Artsem Rahalevich
 
300
2
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
38
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#129] Islam Mamedov*, [#139] Jared Gordon-, [#370] Larue Burley*, [#458] Erick Gonzalez!, [#462] Brad Wheeler+, [#471] Lucas Gwaltney*, [#519] Stephen Regman+, [#532] Aleksi Nurminen*, [#563] Leonardo Laiola*, [#564] Daisuke Hoshino!, [#604] Warren Kee+, [#618] Sung Hwa Han!, [#649] Lamberd Akhiadov-

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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