Issue Date: 7/17/2016 (Official Release: #496)

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

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 Eddy Ellis   18-13-1
44
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#142 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
252
2
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (32) 20-10-0
44
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#124 LW] Alexander Butenko
 
253
2
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-9-0
43
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#434 LW] Leo Kuntz
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#88 LW] Nick Hein
254
2
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#443 LW] Dominic Clark
Next Fight: 8/04/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs [#260 LW] Danny Navarro
255
2
AU Callan Potter   12-5-0
43
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Matiu Thoms
 
256
2
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   8-1-0
43
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
257
2
BR Luis Sergio Teotonio da Fonseca  (35) 30-14-3
43
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#544 WW] Vitor Regis Eustaquio
 
258
2
US Calvin Kattar  (28) 15-2-0
43
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [#381 FW] Kenny Foster
 
259
2
JP Kotetsu Boku  (39) 24-11-2
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#92 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
260
1
US Danny Navarro  (33) 14-6-0
43
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#414 LW] Cleber Luciano
Next Fight: 8/04/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs [#254 LW] Tony Llamas
261
3
US Thomas Gifford  (23) 10-6-0
42
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [Apex Fight Production] vs  [NR] Tarron Rogers
 
262
1
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 5-0-1
42
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#165 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
263
 
US Julian Lane  (28) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
264
2
US Marc Stevens  (31) 19-10-0
42
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Absolute Fighting Championships] vs  [#138 FW] Billy Quarantillo
 
265
1
US Nuri Shakir  (37) 19-21-0
42
Last Fight: 2/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Brett Oteri
Next Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs [NR] Wilfredo Santiago Jr.
266
NR
US Nick Compton  (34) 12-4-0
42
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [WBK] vs  [NR] Yusheng Wang
 
267
2
US Scott Thometz   10-5-0
42
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#510 LW] Josh Tyler
 
268
2
BR Rafael da Silva Alves  (25) 14-7-0
42
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [NR] Yoislandy Izquierdo
Next Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs [#317 LW] Vagner Rocha
269
2
US Thanh Le  (30) 4-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#211 LW] Martin Svensson
 
270
2
US James Steele McCall   7-4-0
41
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#209 LW] Peter Straub
 
271
2
RU Gazavat Suleimanov   4-0-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#486 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
272
 
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (26) 14-4-1
41
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [#131 LW] Roman Szymanski
Next Fight: 8/13/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs [#474 LW] Jacek Kreft
273
 
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
274
 
US Dylan Fussell   11-2-0
41
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [NR] Tyrone Jones
 
275
57
US Grant Dawson  (22) 10-1-0
41
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Christian Camp
 
276
NR
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (39) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
277
2
UK Rob Sinclair  (36) 13-3-0
40
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Michael Brightmon
 
278
2
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (32) 18-7-2
40
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#163 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
279
2
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (32) 13-4-3
40
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
280
2
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
281
2
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (28) 32-17-3
40
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Alonso Santos Verona Ganoza
 
282
2
DE Lom-Ali Eskijew  (24) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyram Rodriguez
 
283
2
US Bobby Cooper   12-6-0
39
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#60 LW] David Rickels
 
284
2
CL Pablo Villaseca  (29) 10-2-0
39
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 LW] Josh Thomson
 
285
 
UK Andrew Fisher   14-7-1
39
Last Fight: 9/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [NR] James Saville
 
286
3
US Larue Burley  (32) 6-2-0
39
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#211 WW] Ramil Mustapaev
 
287
1
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [NR] Mike Pope
 
288
1
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (27) 6-1-0
39
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#358 LW] Alex Sandro Alves
 
289
5
BR Zorobabel Moreira  (33) 8-3-0
39
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Holley
 
290
2
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
 
291
2
CA Mike Scarcello  (26) 8-3-1
39
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Spencer Rohovie
 
292
2
JP Akira Okada  (29) 9-5-3
39
Last Fight: 10/04/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Josh Smith
Next Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#497 LW] Hiroki Nagaoka
293
NR
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (27) 16-3-0
38
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#96 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
294
3
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (23) 10-0-0
38
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Real Fight Championship] vs  [#487 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
295
3
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (35) 16-10-5
38
Last Fight: 12/20/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#296 LW] Will Chope
Next Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Joao Batista Yoshimura
296
3
US Will Chope  (25) 32-10-0
38
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Singapore Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Budi Kalbar
 
297
2
FR Jason Ponet  (27) 16-10-1
38
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Lewis Monarch
 
298
28
US Cody Pfister  (26) 12-6-1
38
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
299
5
US Estevan Payan  (34) 16-9-0
38
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#31 LW] Jason High
 
300
3
RU Bislan Etleshev  (30) 4-4-0
38
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Nurbek Abdyjaparov
 

Issue Date: 7/17/2016 (Official Release: #496)

Previous Official Release: 7/10/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#98] Jason Witt+, [#347] Marat Balayev-, [#400] Nobumitsu Osawa*, [#451] Rodolfo Rubio Perez-, [#593] Adam Boussif!, [#594] Joe Elmore!, [#595] Vinicius Loureiro!, [#596] Rakhman Makhadzhiev!, [#597] Francisco Isata!, [#598] Tiago Batista Costa!, [#599] David Jordan!, [#600] 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

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    • 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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