Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

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
3
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (28) 32-17-3
44
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#428 FW] Alonso Santos Verona Ganoza
 
252
3
BR Erivan Pereira   6-0-0
44
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Fam Fight] vs  [NR] Geraldo Ferro
 
253
3
BR Davi Ramos  (29) 5-1-0
44
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Mike Flach
 
254
3
CA Kyle Prepolec  (27) 9-4-0
44
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adrian Hadribeaj
 
255
102
PL Adrian Zielinski  (29) 16-5-0
44
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#166 LW] Islam Makoev
 
256
2
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 5-0-1
44
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#160 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
257
2
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (33) 18-10-0
44
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Nick Hein
 
258
2
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   9-1-0
43
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Adriano da Silva Santana
 
259
112
JP Shinji Sasaki  (36) 17-9-3
43
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bruno Miranda
 
260
1
US Tony Llamas   16-15-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2015 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#417 LW] Dominic Clark
 
261
1
US Anthony Avila  (27) 13-4-0
43
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#394 LW] Cody Bollinger
 
262
1
US Eddy Ellis  (33) 18-13-1
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#141 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
263
3
JP Kotetsu Boku  (39) 24-11-2
43
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#92 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
264
3
AU Martin Nguyen  (27) 7-1-0
43
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Lee
 
265
3
US Jake Roberts   7-0-0
43
Last Fight: 8/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Stephen Martinez
 
266
2
MX Akbarh Arreola  (33) 23-11-1
43
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#105 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
267
2
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 10-3-0
43
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] Drew Dober
 
268
2
US Julian Lane  (29) 11-6-1
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lewis Corapi
 
269
2
AU Damien Brown  (31) 16-9-0
42
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Cesar Arzamendia
 
270
2
US Nick Browne  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
271
2
AU Callan Potter   12-5-0
42
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Matiu Thoms
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs [#223 LW] Isaac Tisdell
272
2
US Dylan Fussell   11-2-0
42
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [NR] Tyrone Jones
 
273
2
US Will Chope  (26) 32-10-0
42
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Singapore Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Budi Kalbar
 
274
2
US Grant Dawson  (22) 10-1-0
42
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Christian Camp
 
275
2
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
42
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
276
2
BE Donovan Desmae   8-2-0
41
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [#571 LW] Slobodan Maksimovic
 
277
2
RU Gazavat Suleimanov   4-0-0
41
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#485 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
278
2
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
41
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
279
2
US Steve Kozola   7-0-0
41
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Matt Church
 
280
2
US Marc Stevens  (31) 19-10-0
41
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Absolute Fighting Championships] vs  [#126 FW] Billy Quarantillo
 
281
3
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (39) 36-9-0
41
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Rickson Pontes
 
282
1
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 15-7-1
40
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#186 WW] Jason Witt
 
283
2
US Nick Compton  (34) 12-4-0
40
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [WBK] vs  [NR] Yusheng Wang
 
284
2
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
40
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
285
84
RU Viskhan Magomadov   4-2-0
40
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Fares Ziam
 
286
1
DE Lom-Ali Eskijew  (24) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyram Rodriguez
 
287
1
US Lucas Cruz  (23) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
288
2
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [NR] Mike Pope
 
289
 
UK Andrew Fisher   14-7-1
39
Last Fight: 9/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [NR] James Saville
 
290
2
FR Damien Lapilus  (28) 13-6-1
39
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Alikhon Khasanov
 
291
2
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (32) 18-7-2
39
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#158 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
292
2
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
39
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
293
3
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
 
294
1
PE Martin Mollinedo   19-6-0
39
Last Fight: 7/20/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Jefferson Angulo
 
295
2
CA Mike Scarcello  (26) 8-3-1
39
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Spencer Rohovie
 
296
3
BR Killys Mota  (25) 8-0-0
38
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
 
297
3
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (28) 16-3-0
38
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
298
3
UA Dmitriy Parubchenko  (23) 10-0-0
38
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Real Fight Championship] vs  [#516 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
299
6
US Eric Grant  (34) 2-1-0
38
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#401 LW] Peter Straub
 
300
2
US Thanh Le  (31) 4-1-0
38
Last Fight: 8/07/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#228 LW] Martin Svensson
 

Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

Previous Official Release: 9/18/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#69] Levan Makashvili-, [#82] Efrain Escudero+, [#182] John Alessio*, [#265] Calvin Kattar-, [#291] Thomas Gifford*, [#348] Sean Soriano-, [#458] Bruno Miranda!, [#477] Mohamed Trabelsi!, [#490] Fabian Quintanar!, [#594] Charles Bennett-

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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