Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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
NR
RU Abubakar Mestoev   5-0-0
39
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#505 LW] Anatoly Lyagu
 
302
1
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (27) 11-3-0
39
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#149 LW] Kotetsu Boku
 
303
1
US Joey Holt  (31) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#253 LW] Mike Pope
 
304
1
US Lucas Cruz  (24) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
305
1
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
39
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Tony Martin
 
306
1
JP Yohei Sakamoto   11-3-3
39
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Kengo Ura
Next Fight: 5/14/2017 [Grachan] vs [#146 FW] Shigeki Osawa
307
NR
BR Leandro Rodrigues Pontes  (28) 25-11-2
39
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#234 LW] Haotian Wu
 
308
1
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-8-1
39
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alessandro Botti
 
309
1
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
310
1
BR Carlos Leal Miranda  (22) 10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#499 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
 
311
3
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
39
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
312
2
US Brandon Jenkins   9-2-0
38
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
313
2
BR Marcos Vinicius Schmitz   13-3-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
314
2
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
38
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
315
2
FR Konmon Deh  (32) 9-3-0
38
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Elliot Jenkins
 
316
4
AZ Nariman Abbasov  (23) 15-3-0
38
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Artur Zaynukov
 
317
1
BR Thiago Silva  (26) 17-5-1
38
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Katana Fight] vs  [NR] Caio Rodrigues
 
318
1
US Darren Smith   10-7-0
38
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Mike Flach
 
319
4
GE Guram Kutateladze   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Internation Ring Fight Arena] vs  [NR] Gocha Smoyan
 
320
4
ZA Martin van Staden   17-9-0
38
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Christian Holley
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [#512 LW] Leon Mynhardt
321
 
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
38
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
322
3
BR Anderson Barbosa Salustino  (30) 10-4-0
38
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Natal Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Erimilson da Silva Cavalcante
 
323
NR
US Kristian Nieto   3-0-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Top Shelf Entertainment] vs  [#555 LW] Eric Grant
 
324
2
BR Antonio Paulo   8-2-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rafael Bueno
 
325
2
RU Vladimir Kanunnikov  (23) 8-0-0
37
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Kamil Magomedov
 
326
5
RU Ruslan Rakhmonkulov   10-1-0
37
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vasily Palok
 
327
1
BR Killys Mota  (26) 8-0-0
37
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
Next Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs [NR] Akihiro Gono
328
1
US Josh Quayhagen  (30) 9-5-0
37
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#278 FW] Rey Trujillo
 
329
1
JP Shinichi Taira   13-10-10
37
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Ryosuke Takahashi
 
330
2
GE Raul Tutarauli   8-3-0
37
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#617 LW] Mohamed Grabinski
 
331
2
US Joseph Lowry  (27) 5-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Daisuke Yamaji
 
332
2
BE Donovan Desmae   9-3-0
37
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#44 BW] Khusein Askhabov
 
333
2
SE Daniel Teymur   6-0-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Battle of Botnia] vs  [NR] Manolo Scianna
 
334
2
US Jose Flores  (29) 7-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [South Texas Fight League] vs  [NR] Sonny Luque
 
335
2
US Dylan Fussell   11-3-0
37
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#99 LW] J.J. Ambrose
 
336
2
KR Dae Song Park  (23) 6-1-0
37
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#357 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
337
2
US Matt Sayles  (23) 6-1-0
36
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#604 LW] Christian Aguilera
 
338
246
JP Naoyuki Kotani  (35) 34-14-7
36
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoichi Fukumoto
 
339
1
US Justin Jaynes  (27) 10-3-0
36
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Total Warrior Combat] vs  [#559 WW] Troy Lamson
 
340
1
US Saul Almeida  (27) 20-8-0
36
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Josh LaBerge
 
341
1
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
36
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#191 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
342
1
UK Sean Carter  (32) 12-4-0
36
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [British Challenge MMA] vs  [NR] Emerik Youmbi
 
343
1
CR Matt Frevola  (26) 5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#599 LW] Raush Manfio
 
344
1
US Emmanuel Rivera  (30) 6-0-0
36
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#370 FW] Treston Thomison
 
345
1
JP Shinji Sasaki  (36) 18-10-3
36
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Albert Cheng
 
346
1
FR Daguir Imavov  (25) 9-2-1
36
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Bartlomiej Kopera
 
347
1
BR Kaynan Kruschewsky  (26) 8-0-0
36
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Gabriel Gregorio
 
348
2
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (28) 14-8-3
36
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Brendan OReilly
 
349
66
HR Luka Jelcic  (27) 10-2-0
35
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Roberto Pastuch
 
350
2
AU Greg Atzori   13-9-0
35
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#388 LW] Ethan Duniam
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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