Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

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
4
MN Munguntsooj Nandinerdene  (30) 6-2-0
40
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bruno Miranda
 
302
4
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 
303
4
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-5-0
40
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
304
4
IE Paul Redmond  (30) 11-7-0
39
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#57 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#549 LW] Rob Sinclair
305
4
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (27) 11-3-0
39
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#149 LW] Kotetsu Boku
 
306
4
US Lucas Cruz  (24) 8-4-0
39
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Combat Zone (Mass.)] vs  [NR] Ran Weathers
 
307
4
RU Abubakar Mestoev   5-0-0
39
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#513 LW] Anatoly Lyagu
 
308
4
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
39
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Alexander Volkanovski
 
309
1
BR Leandro Rodrigues Pontes  (28) 25-11-2
39
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#241 LW] Haotian Wu
 
310
 
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
311
 
BR Carlos Leal Miranda  (23) 10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#501 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
 
312
7
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-8-1
39
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alessandro Botti
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Ivan Musardo
313
6
JP Takanori Gomi  (38) 35-12-0
39
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#150 LW] Jon Tuck
314
1
US Brandon Jenkins   9-2-0
38
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
315
3
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
38
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Tony Martin
 
316
1
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
 
GE Guram Kutateladze   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Internation Ring Fight Arena] vs  [NR] Gocha Smoyan
 
320
1
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 [#523 LW] Leon Mynhardt
321
2
BR Anderson Barbosa Salustino  (30) 10-4-0
38
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Natal Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Erimilson da Silva Cavalcante
 
322
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
37
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
323
1
US Kristian Nieto   3-0-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Top Shelf Entertainment] vs  [#554 LW] Eric Grant
 
324
6
BR Thiago Oliveira   12-3-0
37
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Gandu Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergio Mesquita
 
325
5
US Leon Davis   8-3-0
37
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
326
174
RU Pavel Gordeev   7-2-0
37
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#553 LW] Till Kinne
 
327
2
BR Antonio Paulo   8-2-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rafael Bueno
 
328
 
US Josh Quayhagen  (30) 9-5-0
37
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Rey Trujillo
 
329
3
RU Vladimir Kanunnikov  (23) 8-0-0
37
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Kamil Magomedov
 
330
3
US Joseph Lowry  (27) 5-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Daisuke Yamaji
 
331
2
RU Ruslan Rakhmonkulov   10-1-0
37
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vasily Palok
 
332
2
BE Donovan Desmae   9-3-0
37
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#44 BW] Khusein Askhabov
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [CageWarriors] vs [#238 LW] Martin Stapleton
333
2
SE Daniel Teymur   6-0-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Battle of Botnia] vs  [NR] Manolo Scianna
 
334
2
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-4-0
37
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#228 LW] Soren Bak
 
335
2
US Jose Flores  (29) 7-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [South Texas Fight League] vs  [NR] Sonny Luque
 
336
 
KR Dae Song Park  (23) 6-1-0
37
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#365 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
337
2
US Dylan Fussell   11-3-0
37
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#98 LW] J.J. Ambrose
 
338
1
US Matt Sayles  (23) 6-1-0
36
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#596 LW] Christian Aguilera
 
339
1
JP Naoyuki Kotani  (35) 34-14-7
36
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoichi Fukumoto
 
340
1
US Saul Almeida  (27) 20-8-0
36
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Josh LaBerge
 
341
7
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
36
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
342
2
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
36
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#189 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
343
2
UK Sean Carter  (32) 12-4-0
36
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [British Challenge MMA] vs  [NR] Emerik Youmbi
 
344
1
CR Matt Frevola  (26) 5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#588 LW] Raush Manfio
 
345
1
US Emmanuel Rivera  (30) 6-0-0
36
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#372 FW] Treston Thomison
 
346
 
FR Daguir Imavov  (25) 9-2-1
36
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Bartlomiej Kopera
 
347
2
JP Shinji Sasaki  (37) 18-10-3
36
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Albert Cheng
 
348
6
US Justin Jaynes  (27) 10-3-0
36
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Total Warrior Combat] vs  [#439 WW] Troy Lamson
 
349
40
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (40) 36-10-0
36
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#103 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
350
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (28) 14-8-3
36
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Brendan OReilly
 

Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

Previous Official Release: 5/14/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#50] Diego Brandao-, [#159] Nate Jennerman-, [#241] Adrian Diaz-, [#306] Yohei Sakamoto-, [#314] Marcos Vinicius Schmitz-, [#411] James Bishop!, [#442] Bobby Lee!, [#481] Robert Turnquest+, [#521] Sergey Faley!, [#527] Christos Plasaris!, [#541] Felipe Rego-, [#565] Vaso Bakocevic!, [#566] Ermek Tlauov-, [#648] Adam Cook!, [#649] Mikael Nyyssonen!

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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