Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

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
8
MX Akbarh Arreola  (33) 23-11-1
44
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#56 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
252
2
BR Davi Ramos  (29) 5-1-0
44
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Flach
 
253
2
CA Kyle Prepolec  (26) 9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adrian Hadribeaj
 
254
1
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 5-0-1
44
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#160 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
255
3
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-9-0
44
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#441 LW] Leo Kuntz
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#88 LW] Nick Hein
256
1
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
43
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
257
3
US Eddy Ellis  (33) 18-13-1
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#142 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
258
2
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#414 LW] Dominic Clark
 
259
2
US Anthony Avila  (27) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#391 LW] Cody Bollinger
 
260
1
US Calvin Kattar  (28) 15-2-0
43
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [#381 FW] Kenny Foster
 
261
 
JP Kotetsu Boku  (39) 24-11-2
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#92 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
262
2
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (32) 20-10-0
43
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#124 LW] Alexander Butenko
 
263
1
AU Martin Nguyen  (27) 7-1-0
43
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Lee
 
264
 
US Julian Lane  (29) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
265
 
AU Damien Brown  (31) 16-9-0
42
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Cesar Arzamendia
 
266
3
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 15-7-1
42
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#180 WW] Jason Witt
 
267
1
AU Callan Potter   12-5-0
42
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Matiu Thoms
 
268
1
US Dylan Fussell   11-2-0
42
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [NR] Tyrone Jones
 
269
1
US Will Chope  (25) 32-10-0
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Singapore Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Budi Kalbar
 
270
73
US Jake Roberts   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 8/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Stephen Martinez
 
271
2
BE Donovan Desmae   8-2-0
41
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [#573 LW] Slobodan Maksimovic
 
272
2
RU Gazavat Suleimanov   4-0-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#485 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
273
2
US Marc Stevens  (31) 19-10-0
41
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Absolute Fighting Championships] vs  [#130 FW] Billy Quarantillo
 
274
1
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
275
3
US Nick Compton  (34) 12-4-0
41
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [WBK] vs  [NR] Yusheng Wang
 
276
 
US Grant Dawson  (22) 10-1-0
41
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Christian Camp
 
277
 
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (39) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
278
3
US James Steele McCall   7-4-0
40
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Prize Fighting Championship] vs  [#214 LW] Peter Straub
 
279
5
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 10-6-0
40
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [Apex Fight Production] vs  [NR] Tarron Rogers
 
280
2
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
281
1
DE Lom-Ali Eskijew  (24) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyram Rodriguez
 
282
3
US Thanh Le  (31) 4-1-0
40
Last Fight: 8/07/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#224 LW] Martin Svensson
 
283
 
US Lucas Cruz  (23) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
284
 
UK Andrew Fisher   14-7-1
39
Last Fight: 9/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [NR] James Saville
 
285
4
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (32) 18-7-2
39
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#159 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
286
4
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (32) 13-4-3
39
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
287
2
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [NR] Mike Pope
 
288
2
FR Damien Lapilus  (28) 13-6-1
39
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Alikhon Khasanov
 
289
2
PE Martin Mollinedo   19-6-0
39
Last Fight: 7/20/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Jefferson Angulo
 
290
 
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
 
291
3
US Bobby Cooper   12-6-0
39
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#59 LW] David Rickels
 
292
3
CL Pablo Villaseca  (29) 10-2-0
39
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Josh Thomson
 
293
 
CA Mike Scarcello  (26) 8-3-1
39
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Spencer Rohovie
 
294
2
US Larue Burley  (32) 6-2-0
39
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#218 WW] Ramil Mustapaev
 
295
4
UK Rob Sinclair  (36) 13-3-0
38
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Michael Brightmon
 
296
2
BR Killys Mota  (25) 8-0-0
38
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
 
297
2
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (27) 16-3-0
38
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
298
2
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (23) 10-0-0
38
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Real Fight Championship] vs  [#507 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
299
2
US Jose Martinez   4-1-0
38
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [C3 Fights] vs  [#561 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
300
2
FR Jason Ponet  (27) 16-10-1
38
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Lewis Monarch
 

Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

Previous Official Release: 8/21/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#6] Anthony Pettis-, [#249] Enrique Barzola-, [#438] Dmitry Bikrev+, [#449] Vincent Latoel-, [#525] Ilyas Omarov*, [#537] Gildasio Ferreira*, [#563] Rodrigo Almeida-, [#598] Joe Elmore+

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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