Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

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
49
RU Elnur agaev   14-8-0
40
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#67 LW] Ronys Torres
 
302
2
BR Leandro Rodrigues Pontes  (28) 25-11-2
40
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#312 LW] Haotian Wu
 
303
1
AU Alex MacDonald  (29) 11-3-0
40
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
304
1
GR Marios Loulakis  (28) 8-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/09/2016 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Alexandros Papadimitriou
 
305
6
RU Gazavat Suleymanov  (27) 6-1-0
40
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#557 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
306
2
UK Tim Barnett   5-0-0
40
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Mario Saeed
 
307
6
US Peter Straub   5-1-0
40
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#565 LW] Eric Grant
 
308
2
CH Ange Loosa   6-0-0
40
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [International Caucasian Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Rustam Khasanov
 
309
1
RU Abubakar Mestoev   5-0-0
39
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#524 LW] Anatoly Lyagu
 
310
3
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-5-0
39
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
311
2
UK Alfie Davis   8-1-0
39
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jay Dods
 
312
40
CN Haotian Wu  (30) 23-11-2
39
Last Fight: 7/06/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#239 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
313
3
JP Naoyuki Kotani  (35) 34-14-7
39
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoichi Fukumoto
 
314
3
RU Khamzat Aushev   10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Yuri Ivlev
 
315
1
US Brandon Jenkins   9-3-0
39
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
316
4
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (34) 18-10-0
38
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Nick Hein
 
317
4
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (27) 11-3-0
38
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#150 LW] Kotetsu Boku
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Koji Ando
318
3
AZ Nariman Abbasov  (23) 15-3-0
38
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Artur Zaynukov
 
319
3
BR Carlos Leal Miranda  (23) 10-3-0
38
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#555 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
 
320
2
RU Pavel Gordeev   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#562 LW] Till Kinne
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#356 LW] Michel Silva
321
2
BR Thiago Silva  (26) 17-5-1
38
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Katana Fight] vs  [NR] Caio Rodrigues
 
322
5
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (27) 9-3-2
38
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 FW] Alexander Volkanovski
Next Fight: 8/20/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#357 FW] Koyomi Matsushima
323
1
GE Guram Kutateladze   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Internation Ring Fight Arena] vs  [NR] Gocha Smoyan
 
324
3
US Joey Holt  (32) 8-2-0
38
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#418 LW] Mike Pope
 
325
2
BR Anderson Barbosa Salustino  (30) 10-4-0
38
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Natal Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Erimilson da Silva Cavalcante
 
326
2
US Kristian Nieto   3-0-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Top Shelf Entertainment] vs  [#565 LW] Eric Grant
 
327
2
RU Alexey Makhno  (27) 17-5-0
37
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#356 LW] Michel Silva
 
328
2
BR Antonio Paulo   9-2-0
37
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Strikers House Cup] vs  [NR] Sidney Luciano Cruvinel
 
329
1
US Josh Quayhagen  (30) 9-5-0
37
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Rey Trujillo
 
330
3
US Alex White  (28) 11-3-0
37
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Tony Martin
 
331
127
UK Jack Grant   12-4-0
37
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [Almighty Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Kim Tinghaugen
 
332
1
RU Maxim Divnich  (28) 13-3-0
37
Last Fight: 5/26/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#136 LW] Damir Ismagulov
 
333
1
UK Scott Clist  (38) 9-4-0
37
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#230 LW] Soren Bak
 
334
1
US Jose Flores  (29) 7-0-0
37
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [South Texas Fight League] vs  [NR] Sonny Luque
 
335
1
JP Akira Okada  (30) 10-6-3
36
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#74 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
336
1
US Matt Sayles  (23) 6-1-0
36
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#611 LW] Christian Aguilera
 
337
1
US Dylan Fussell   12-3-0
36
Last Fight: 6/19/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Yerbota Yeluhan
 
338
1
CR Matt Frevola  (27) 5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#582 LW] Raush Manfio
 
339
1
TJ Loik Radzhabov  (26) 8-0-0
36
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Pro-League Fighting] vs  [NR] Ivica Jakopic
 
340
1
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
36
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#191 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
341
 
RU Gusein Gadzhiev   3-0-0
36
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Roman Ogulchansky
 
342
 
MX Marco Antonio Elpidio   6-2-1
36
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Jose Luis Verdugo
 
343
1
FR Daguir Imavov  (25) 9-2-1
36
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Bartlomiej Kopera
 
344
1
US Saul Almeida  (28) 20-8-0
36
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Josh LaBerge
 
345
5
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
36
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
346
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (28) 14-8-3
36
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Brendan OReilly
 
347
 
HR Luka Jelcic  (28) 10-2-0
35
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Roberto Pastuch
 
348
3
JP Yukinari Tamura  (36) 16-12-9
35
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Bayzet Khatkhokhu
 
349
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (30) 20-10-0
35
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#161 LW] Grzegorz Szulakowski
 
350
3
US Joe Condon   13-10-0
35
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [California Fight League] vs  [NR] Quinton McCottrell
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [California Fight League] vs [NR] Mac Danzig

Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

Previous Official Release: 7/09/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#76] Lowen Tynanes*, [#133] Koji Ando*, [#185] Joilton Santos+, [#194] Nelson Carvalho+, [#320] Edimilson Souza*, [#454] Jaleel Willis+, [#551] Aidan Aguilera!, [#561] James Steele McCall*, [#629] Zack Shaw!, [#647] Shokhin Safarov!

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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