Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
351
2
CN Haotian Wu  (31) 24-12-2
36
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [#171 LW] Cody Pfister
 
352
2
PT Joel Alvarez  (24) 11-1-0
36
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Francisco Gonzalez
 
353
2
JP Yuki Okano  (31) 13-9-1
36
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#529 LW] Shingo Suzuki
 
354
2
MX Marco Antonio Elpidio   6-2-1
36
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#366 LW] Jose Luis Verdugo
 
355
2
US Anthony Avila  (29) 14-5-0
36
Last Fight: 8/03/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Ray Cervera
 
356
129
CR Matt Frevola  (27) 6-1-0
36
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
357
2
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 10-1-0
35
Last Fight: 12/14/2017 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Kubanych Abdisalam
 
358
2
US Trey Ogden  (28) 9-2-0
35
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [N/A] vs  [#156 LW] Thomas Gifford
 
359
 
RU Egor Golubtsov  (30) 16-6-0
35
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Rustam Makhauri
 
360
3
AU Abel Brites   11-5-0
35
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [N/A] vs  [#407 LW] Ethan Duniam
 
361
3
JP Akira Okada  (30) 11-6-3
35
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Akihiro Gono
 
362
2
CR Victor Fernandez Arias  (28) 13-4-0
35
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Salas
 
363
2
BR Kaua Fernandes Pinheiro   7-0-0
35
Last Fight: 12/10/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Evandro Barbosa
 
364
2
KR Yui Chul Nam  (36) 19-8-1
35
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Doo Jae Jung
 
365
1
BR Henerson da Rocha Duarte  (25) 10-4-0
35
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Haidar Capixaba Combat] vs  [NR] Alcione Mariano Dias
 
366
NR
MX Jose Luis Verdugo  (33) 7-5-0
35
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Ensenada Xtreme Fighting] vs  [#614 WW] Alex Velasco
 
367
2
IE Peter Queally   11-5-0
35
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#208 LW] Kuat Khamitov
 
368
2
US Dakota Bush  (23) 4-0-0
34
Last Fight: 9/01/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#485 LW] Jose Martinez
 
369
1
CA Mandel Nallo  (28) 6-0-0
34
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Alec Williams
 
370
1
US Socrates Pierre  (32) 8-3-0
34
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [NR] Junaure Saintil
 
371
1
BR Joao Paulo de Moura e Silva  (28) 8-2-0
34
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Jeremias Henrique
 
372
1
BR Renato Gomes Gabriel  (30) 22-11-0
34
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Centuriao Fight Open] vs  [NR] Daniel Santos de Andrade
 
373
1
EG Ahmed Amir  (27) 6-1-0
34
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#509 LW] Erik Carlsson
 
374
1
JP Naoyuki Kotani  (36) 34-16-7
34
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#114 LW] Marif Piraev
 
375
8
US Kristian Nieto   3-0-0
34
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Top Shelf Entertainment] vs  [NR] Eric Grant
 
376
1
US Tommy Aaron  (23) 5-2-0
34
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [#512 LW] Justin Jaynes
 
377
3
RU Maxim Divnich  (29) 13-4-0
34
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#300 LW] Ruslan Rakhmonkulov
 
378
2
US Bryan Billiot   5-0-0
34
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Brandon Shavers
 
379
2
FI Niko Puhakka  (38) 30-18-0
34
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jani Ridasmaa
 
380
2
IT Valeriu Mircea  (24) 13-5-0
34
Last Fight: 12/18/2017 [Real Xtreme Fighting] vs  [#322 LW] Ibragim Kantaev
 
381
1
GW Iamik Furtado  (31) 3-1-0
34
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Magnus Kelly Conrado
 
382
1
US Bryan Nuro   8-2-0
34
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#128 LW] Julian Erosa
 
383
1
US Vince Fricilone   7-1-0
34
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Prime Fighting] vs  [#382 LW] Bryan Nuro
 
384
5
US Thomas Webb  (34) 12-4-0
34
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [#180 LW] Zach Fears
 
385
 
BR Jefferson Rodrigues   8-2-0
34
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [1° Round Combat] vs  [NR] Victor Henrique Pessanha
 
386
2
UK Scott Clist  (39) 9-4-0
33
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#142 LW] Soren Bak
 
387
1
US Gabriel Green  (24) 6-2-0
33
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [EFWC] vs  [#533 WW] Ivan Castillo
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#389 LW] Chris Padilla
388
1
JP Takenori Sato  (32) 19-12-7
33
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [#132 LW] Arman Tsarukyan
 
389
1
US Chris Padilla  (22) 9-2-0
33
Last Fight: 10/12/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [NR] Quinton McCottrell
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#387 LW] Gabriel Green
390
1
US Daryl Wilson  (25) 6-2-0
33
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#85 LW] Robert Watley
 
391
1
RU Roman Bogatov   4-0-0
33
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#646 LW] Jani Salmi
 
392
1
FR Mehdi Dakaev   7-1-0
33
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Gladiator Fighting Arena] vs  [#532 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
393
1
US Devin Powell   8-3-0
33
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#158 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
394
 
BR Elvis Brenner Oliveira   6-0-0
33
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Joaquim Polonia
 
395
 
MX Alejandro Martinez  (26) 4-1-0
33
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#127 LW] Ottman Azaitar
 
396
 
NL Brian Hooi  (23) 12-7-0
33
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Islam Khapilaev
 
397
 
LT Ignas Barysas   11-2-1
33
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [King of Kings] vs Unranked Opponent
 
398
 
BR Rafael Alves  (27) 15-9-0
33
Last Fight: 7/27/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Rudy Morales
 
399
 
RS Nemanja Kovac   6-0-0
33
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [#338 FW] Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato
 
400
7
BR Luann Andre Souza Sardinha  (21) 3-0-0
33
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Serpente Top Team] vs  [NR] Daziel Serafim da Silva Jr.
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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    • […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

    • giulio morgante says:

      Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

    • 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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