Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
301
 
KZ Rashid Dagaev   5-1-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Artsem Rahalevich
 
302
 
US K.J. Noons  (34) 13-9-0
38
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#94 WW] Joshua Burkman
 
303
 
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
38
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 
304
 
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
38
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#647 LW] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
305
 
JP Akira Okada  (30) 10-5-3
38
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#423 LW] Hiroki Nagaoka
 
306
 
BR Kaik Brito  (19) 8-0-0
38
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [NP Fight] vs  [NR] Adriano Andre
 
307
 
GE Guram Kutateladze   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Internation Ring Fight Arena] vs  [NR] Gocha Smoyan
 
308
 
AZ Nariman Abbasov  (22) 14-3-0
38
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#150 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
 
309
 
BR Gleidson Moraes Cutis  (27) 5-2-0
38
Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Hugo Prada
 
310
 
UK Andrew Fisher   14-8-1
37
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#54 LW] Norman Parke
 
311
 
US Justin Harrington  (32) 9-2-0
37
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Super Fight League] vs  [#441 LW] Bryan Nuro
 
312
 
BR Killys Mota  (26) 8-0-0
37
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
 
313
 
US Josh Quayhagen  (30) 9-5-0
37
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#504 LW] Rey Trujillo
 
314
 
AU Kitt Campbell   6-2-0
37
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Kael Coster
 
315
 
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (23) 7-2-0
37
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#416 LW] Felipe Douglas
 
316
 
SE Daniel Teymur   6-0-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Battle of Botnia] vs  [NR] Manolo Scianna
 
317
 
FI Mikael Nyyssonen  (30) 9-2-0
37
Last Fight: 2/13/2016 [CAGE] vs  [NR] Martin Burkot
 
318
 
US Dylan Fussell   11-3-0
37
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#100 LW] J.J. Ambrose
 
319
1
US Michael McBride   8-2-0
36
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Nik Lentz
 
320
1
BR Luciano Palhano  (30) 14-3-0
36
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#253 LW] Andre Ceara
 
321
1
JP Yuki Okano  (30) 12-8-1
36
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Kyoto Kodama
 
322
1
RU Maxim Divnich   12-2-0
36
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#139 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#470 LW] Keon Caldwell
323
4
MX Akbarh Arreola  (34) 23-11-1
36
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#143 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
324
2
RU Pavel Gordeev   6-0-0
36
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Erlan Ulukbekov
 
325
 
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (32) 20-7-2
36
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [Gladiator FC] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
 
326
2
CA Lenny Wheeler  (30) 9-5-0
36
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#179 LW] Mike Scarcello
 
327
1
BE Donovan Desmae   9-3-0
36
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#116 FW] Khusein Askhabov
 
328
1
US Ray Cooper III  (23) 9-2-0
36
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Star Elite Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Gabe Rivas
 
329
 
US Justin Jaynes  (27) 10-3-0
36
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Total Warrior Combat] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
330
279
CR Matt Frevola  (26) 5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#607 LW] Raush Manfio
 
331
1
BR Kaynan Kruschewsky  (25) 8-0-0
36
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Gabriel Gregorio
 
332
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (28) 14-8-3
36
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#623 LW] Brendan OReilly
 
333
1
RU Ali Abdulkhalikov   3-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
334
1
AU Greg Atzori   13-9-0
35
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#574 LW] Ethan Duniam
 
335
1
CA Derek Gauthier  (31) 8-6-0
35
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#474 LW] Chris Horodecki
 
336
1
JP Yukinari Tamura  (35) 16-12-9
35
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Bayzet Khatkhokhu
 
337
1
BR Oton Jasse   15-3-0
35
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Ricardo de Souza
 
338
 
BR Alex Sandro Alves  (32) 8-2-0
35
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Carlos Irigoitia
 
339
2
US Cody Pfister  (26) 12-6-1
35
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#159 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
340
1
CA Mandel Nallo  (27) 5-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Elite #1 Fighting] vs  [NR] Shawn Wallace
 
341
1
US Christian Aguilera   7-2-0
35
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#575 LW] Chris Padilla
 
342
1
PH Honorio Banario  (27) 11-6-0
35
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Rajinder Singh Meena
 
343
1
BR Luiz Andrade I  (31) 19-17-6
35
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Shintaro Agatsuma
 
344
1
FR Anthony Dizy  (28) 8-2-0
35
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Time To Shine] vs  [NR] Ivan Musardo
 
345
1
CA Tristan Connelly   7-5-0
35
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [NR] Adam Assenza
 
346
1
JP Takenori Sato  (31) 19-11-7
35
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#239 LW] Seung Chan Hong
 
347
1
US Vincent Fricilone   5-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/13/2016 [AlaskaFC] vs  [NR] Chris Bennett
 
348
 
US Scott Thometz   10-6-0
34
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#199 LW] David Castillo
 
349
 
US Joseph Lowry  (27) 4-0-0
34
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#466 LW] Bradley Desir
 
350
1
BR Benito Tavares Cavalcante  (39) 7-3-0
34
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Fatality Arena] vs  [NR] Clodoaldo Lima
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#107] Jason Fischer+, [#376] Dzhambulat Kurbanov*, [#409] Cody Bollinger-, [#450] Jeremy Spoon-, [#493] Bryant Whitaker*, [#551] Niko Novelli-

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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