Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

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 Tom Gallicchio  (30) 19-9-0
44
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
252
2
US Frankie Perez  (27) 10-3-0
44
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
253
1
BR Andre Ceara   3-0-0
44
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#338 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
254
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (32) 10-6-1
44
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#107 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
255
 
FI Jani Salmi   9-2-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
256
 
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#126 LW] Martin Svensson
 
257
3
BR Edimilson Souza  (32) 15-5-0
43
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Patricky Freire
 
258
1
US Anthony Avila  (28) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#348 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
259
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-1-0
43
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Joao Luiz Nogueira
 
260
 
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#123 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
261
 
JP Kimihiro Eto   10-2-2
42
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#391 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
262
 
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
42
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Matej Kuznik
 
263
4
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
42
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#134 LW] Ryan Sanders
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs [#618 LW] Dawond Pickney
264
1
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
42
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
265
1
US Will Martinez  (36) 11-3-1
42
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [WCC (Penn)] vs  [NR] Troy Wittman
 
266
1
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 19-4-1
42
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Gadzhi Rabadanov
Next Fight: 4/21/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#136 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
267
1
US Nick Browne  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
268
1
US Cody Pfister  (26) 13-6-1
42
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jonathan Gary
 
269
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#133 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
270
1
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 12-5-1
41
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#474 LW] Eric Grant
 
271
 
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
41
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
 
272
 
PL Grzegorz Szulakowski  (31) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Bartlomiej Kurczewski
Next Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs [#230 LW] Renato Gomes Gabriel
273
3
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-10-0
41
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] Nick Hein
 
274
1
BR Erivan Pereira   7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#184 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
275
1
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#414 LW] Jake Roberts
276
1
UK Andrew Fisher   15-8-1
41
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Diego Vargas
 
277
1
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (26) 6-1-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#495 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
278
 
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (40) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
279
 
RU Bislan Etleshev  (31) 5-5-0
40
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Nurbek Abdykaparov
 
280
3
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
281
23
KZ Rashid Dagaev   5-1-0
40
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Artsem Rahalevich
 
282
2
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-3-0
40
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#178 LW] Alexander Jacobsen
 
283
2
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 14-7-1
40
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#282 LW] Tim Wilde
 
284
2
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
285
2
IE Peter Queally   10-3-0
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Cage Legacy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Decky Dalton
 
286
2
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
287
2
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
288
1
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (38) 14-5-1
40
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#94 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
Next Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs [#81 FW] Artur Sowinski
289
3
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Tony Martin
 
290
2
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-5-0
40
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
291
2
RU Viskhan Magomadov   4-2-0
39
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#545 LW] Fares Ziam
 
292
2
IE Paul Redmond  (30) 11-7-0
39
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#55 LW] Norman Parke
 
293
1
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (27) 11-3-0
39
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#144 LW] Kotetsu Boku
 
294
 
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#249 LW] Mike Pope
 
295
 
US Lucas Cruz  (24) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
296
 
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
39
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#173 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
297
4
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
39
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
298
7
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
Next Fight: 5/14/2017 [Grachan] vs [#149 FW] Shigeki Osawa
299
2
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
300
2
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-8-1
39
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alessandro Botti
 

Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

Previous Official Release: 3/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#118] Ozzy Dugulubgov*, [#129] Danny Castillo*, [#440] Jonathan Nunez*, [#645] Alonzo Martinez!, [#646] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#647] Heber Federico Pereyra!, [#648] Juan Pablo Varela!, [#649] Kenny Licea!, [#650] Jacek Kreft!

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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