Issue Date: 8/13/2017 (Official Release: #554)

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
 
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (28) 7-1-0
45
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo Melo
 
252
 
UK Alex Enlund  (30) 14-2-0
45
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
253
3
JP Kazunori Yokota  (39) 25-7-3
45
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#135 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
254
1
RO Mihail Nica  (26) 6-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Samba Coulibaly
 
255
2
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (28) 10-3-1
45
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
256
2
JP Kimihiro Eto  (28) 12-3-2
45
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Suk Chan Jung
 
257
 
RU Eldar Eldarov   9-1-0
44
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#467 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
258
 
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   5-0-0
44
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#480 LW] Yves Landu
 
259
NR
US Leon Davis   9-3-0
44
Last Fight: 8/11/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Andrew Osborne
 
260
1
AU Brentin Mumford   9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#502 LW] Greg Atzori
 
261
1
US Thomas Gifford  (25) 12-7-0
44
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Simons Promotions] vs  [NR] Hawraz Syan
 
262
1
AU Issac Hardman   7-1-0
44
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [NR] James Bishop
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs [#185 LW] Kieran Joblin
263
2
PL Marian Ziolkowski  (27) 16-5-1
44
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [NR] Dragan Pesic
 
264
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (29) 9-6-0
44
Last Fight: 2/22/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#60 WW] James Krause
 
265
21
KR Sung Chan Hong   6-1-0
43
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#448 LW] Takenori Sato
 
266
1
MX Rodrigo Vargas  (31) 7-3-0
43
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Danny Ramirez
 
267
 
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-7-0
43
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#175 LW] Don Madge
 
268
4
KZ Kuat Khamitov  (29) 20-5-1
43
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#122 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
 
269
2
KR Chang Hyun Kim  (30) 18-11-0
43
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#75 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
270
3
CZ Vit Vavra   10-1-0
43
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Matej Kuznik
 
271
9
JP Shinichi Taira   14-10-10
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Max Max
 
272
4
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
43
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
273
4
RU Daud Shaikhaev   5-2-0
43
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#104 LW] Herdeson Batista
 
274
4
BR Joilton Santos  (24) 17-6-0
43
Last Fight: 6/11/2017 [Full Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Helisom Cruz da Silva
 
275
 
US Nic Herron-Webb  (27) 19-8-0
42
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#121 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
276
2
BE Djamil Chan  (27) 12-4-0
42
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#238 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
277
1
US Will Martinez  (36) 12-3-1
42
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Art of War Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Sharif Jones
 
278
1
US Darren Smith Jr.  (30) 11-7-0
42
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Thor Skancke
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs [#501 LW] Richard LeRoy
279
1
FR Ylies Djiroun   13-4-0
42
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Knock Out Championship] vs  [NR] Chresus Mokima
 
280
6
FR Mickael Lebout  (29) 16-7-1
42
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Octogone] vs  [NR] Rashad Muradov
 
281
2
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (28) 13-5-1
42
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Dominic Montoya
 
282
2
US Nick Browne  (27) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#446 WW] Troy Lamson
 
283
1
US Cody Pfister  (27) 13-6-1
42
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#584 WW] Jonathan Gary
 
284
1
US Vince Fricilone   7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Andrew Cruz
 
285
1
BR Claudiere Freitas  (36) 16-15-0
42
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#445 LW] Fernando dos Santos
 
286
1
US Justin Jaynes  (28) 11-3-0
42
Last Fight: 4/06/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [#303 FW] Jacob Rosales
 
287
1
BR Killys Mota  (26) 9-0-0
42
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [NR] Akihiro Gono
 
288
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (32) 10-6-1
42
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#22 FW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
289
 
US Zach Fears   6-2-0
42
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Adam Osmoe
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs [#219 LW] Thomas Webb
290
19
UK Alfie Davis   8-1-0
41
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jay Dods
 
291
1
RU Imanali Gamzathanov  (28) 8-2-0
41
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#520 LW] Rashid Dagaev
 
292
1
CA Tristan Connelly   9-6-0
41
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#105 LW] Shane Campbell
 
293
19
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (27) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Nuerdebieke Bahetihan
 
294
2
HR Filip Pejic  (25) 12-2-2
41
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#411 LW] Alexis Savvidis
 
295
1
ES Enrique Marin  (30) 10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Gerson Cordeiro
 
296
1
US Frankie Perez  (28) 10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#98 LW] Chris Wade
 
297
1
US Hugh Pulley   6-3-0
40
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#84 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
298
1
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
299
1
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
300
1
KR Rae Yoon Ok   7-1-0
40
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#518 LW] Yasuaki Kishimoto
 

Issue Date: 8/13/2017 (Official Release: #554)

Previous Official Release: 8/06/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#215] Grant Dawson-, [#293] Xavier Sedras*, [#359] Thiago Oliveira*, [#365] Drew Morais!, [#461] Chris Sowell+, [#505] Giga Chikadze!, [#603] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa-, [#612] Oliver Parker!, [#615] Bruno Padilha!, [#620] Stoney Stuart!, [#627] Sam Hibberd!, [#629] Edgar Davalos!, [#640] Matthew Mooney!, [#642] Catalin Casaru!, [#644] Ali Maclean!, [#648] Heber Federico Pereyra!, [#650] Leon Mynhardt!

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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