Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

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
2
KZ Rashid Dagaev   5-1-0
38
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Artsem Rahalevich
 
302
2
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
38
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 
303
2
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (33) 13-4-3
38
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#637 LW] Hiroshi Hayashi
 
304
2
JP Akira Okada  (30) 10-5-3
38
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#427 LW] Hiroki Nagaoka
Next Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#135 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
305
2
BR Kaik Brito  (19) 8-0-0
38
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [NP Fight] vs  [NR] Adriano Andre
 
306
1
GE Guram Kutateladze   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Internation Ring Fight Arena] vs  [NR] Gocha Smoyan
 
307
1
BR Gleidson Moraes Cutis  (28) 5-2-0
38
Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Hugo Prada
 
308
1
AU Kitt Campbell   6-2-0
38
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Kael Coster
 
309
 
BR Killys Mota  (26) 8-0-0
37
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
 
310
 
US Josh Quayhagen  (30) 9-5-0
37
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#268 FW] Rey Trujillo
 
311
60
JP Shinichi Taira   13-10-10
37
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Ryosuke Takahashi
 
312
1
US Joseph Lowry  (27) 5-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Daisuke Yamaji
 
313
1
BE Donovan Desmae   9-3-0
37
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#48 BW] Khusein Askhabov
 
314
1
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (23) 7-2-0
37
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#417 LW] Felipe Douglas
 
315
1
SE Daniel Teymur   6-0-0
37
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Battle of Botnia] vs  [NR] Manolo Scianna
 
316
1
US Jose Flores  (28) 7-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [South Texas Fight League] vs  [NR] Sonny Luque
 
317
1
US Dylan Fussell   11-3-0
37
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#98 LW] J.J. Ambrose
 
318
1
KR Dae Song Park  (23) 6-1-0
37
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#326 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
319
1
JP Yuki Okano  (30) 12-8-1
36
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Kyoto Kodama
Next Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs [#215 LW] Kota Shimoishi
320
1
US Justin Jaynes  (27) 10-3-0
36
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Total Warrior Combat] vs  [NR] Troy Lamson
 
321
 
RU Maxim Divnich   12-2-0
36
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#187 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#467 LW] Keon Caldwell
322
1
US Kamal Shalorus  (39) 9-5-2
36
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#144 LW] Ev Ting
 
323
1
RU Pavel Gordeev   6-0-0
36
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Erlan Ulukbekov
 
324
2
CR Matt Frevola  (26) 5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#583 LW] Raush Manfio
 
325
3
FI Mikael Nyyssonen  (30) 9-2-0
36
Last Fight: 2/13/2016 [CAGE] vs  [NR] Martin Burkot
 
326
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-7-0
36
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#318 LW] Dae Song Park
 
327
7
US K.J. Noons  (34) 13-9-0
36
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#94 WW] Joshua Burkman
 
328
2
JP Shinji Sasaki  (36) 18-10-3
36
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Albert Cheng
 
329
 
BR Luciano Palhano  (30) 15-3-0
36
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Centro Oeste Fight] vs Unranked Opponent
 
330
2
US Michael McBride   8-2-0
36
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Nik Lentz
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#151 LW] Scott Holtzman
331
 
BR Kaynan Kruschewsky  (25) 8-0-0
36
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Gabriel Gregorio
 
332
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (28) 14-8-3
36
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#627 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  [#560 LW] Ethan Duniam
 
335
2
CA Lenny Wheeler  (30) 9-5-0
35
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#174 LW] Mike Scarcello
 
336
 
CA Derek Gauthier  (31) 8-6-0
35
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#477 LW] Chris Horodecki
 
337
 
CZ Vit Vavra   9-1-0
35
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Michal Lebduska
 
338
 
JP Yukinari Tamura  (35) 16-12-9
35
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Bayzet Khatkhokhu
 
339
 
BR Oton Jasse   15-3-0
35
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Ricardo de Souza
 
340
 
BR Alex Sandro Alves  (32) 8-2-0
35
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Carlos Irigoitia
 
341
NR
US Robert Rojas Jr.  (35) 10-5-0
35
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Dynasty Combat Sports] vs  [NR] Cliff Wright
 
342
1
CA Mandel Nallo  (27) 5-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Elite #1 Fighting] vs  [NR] Shawn Wallace
 
343
1
PH Honorio Banario  (27) 11-6-0
35
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Rajinder Singh Meena
 
344
1
BR Luiz Andrade I  (31) 19-17-6
35
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Shintaro Agatsuma
Next Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs [#259 LW] Kimihiro Eto
345
1
US Christian Aguilera   7-2-0
35
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#575 LW] Chris Padilla
 
346
 
CA Tristan Connelly   7-5-0
35
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [NR] Adam Assenza
Next Fight: 3/17/2017 [Unified MMA] vs [#476 LW] Garret Nybakken
347
 
US Vincent Fricilone   5-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/13/2016 [AlaskaFC] vs  [NR] Chris Bennett
 
348
1
JP Takenori Sato  (31) 19-11-7
35
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#236 LW] Seung Chan Hong
 
349
1
US Cody Pfister  (26) 12-6-1
34
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Scott Holtzman
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#568 LW] Jonathan Gary
350
 
US Scott Thometz   10-6-0
34
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#194 LW] David Castillo
 

Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

Previous Official Release: 2/20/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#89] Ricardo Tirloni*, [#126] Ryan Scope+, [#443] Rhys McKee!, [#509] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa*, [#514] Damien Lapilus-, [#541] Yoshiaki Takahashi*, [#573] Junaure Saintil!, [#578] Victor Romero!, [#594] Nemat Abdrashitov-, [#632] Elvis Brenner Oliveira!, [#649] Jacek Kreft!, [#650] Simon Skold!

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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