Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
6
BR Benito Tavares Cavalcante  (39) 7-3-0
34
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Fatality Arena] vs  [NR] Clodoaldo Lima
 
352
3
FR Ylies Djiroun   11-4-0
34
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Jeremy Petley
 
353
5
US Larue Burley  (32) 6-2-0
34
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#205 WW] Ramil Mustapaev
 
354
7
BR Deivi Daniel Oliveira de Almeida  (29) 20-6-0
34
Last Fight: 7/01/2016 [Iron Man Championship] vs  [NR] Michel Pedro Silva do Carmo
 
355
1
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (28) 16-4-0
34
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#123 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
356
2
FR Jason Ponet  (28) 16-11-1
34
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#132 LW] Chris Fishgold
 
357
2
AU Rob Hill  (31) 14-9-1
34
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [AustralianFC] vs  [#468 LW] Ben Wall
 
358
2
US Alexander Hernandez  (24) 7-1-0
34
Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Chris Pecero
 
359
2
BR Anderson Barbosa Salustino  (29) 9-4-0
34
Last Fight: 11/06/2016 [Potiguar Combat] vs  [NR] Felipe Russo
 
360
2
US Sidney Outlaw  (24) 6-3-0
34
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Northeast MMA] vs  [NR] Lashawn Alcocks
 
361
2
US Adam Ward   16-9-0
34
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Doug Deback
 
362
3
AU Isaac Tisdell   8-3-0
34
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#163 LW] Callan Potter
 
363
3
US Cleber Luciano  (43) 13-6-0
34
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [G. Challenge] vs  [NR] James Barnes
 
364
3
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (28) 32-18-3
34
Last Fight: 12/21/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#251 LW] Luis Marlon Gonzales
 
365
3
DE Mohamed Grabinski  (25) 14-3-0
34
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [German MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
366
2
BR Julio Cesar de Almeida  (31) 24-12-0
34
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#79 LW] Andrei Koshkin
 
367
2
UK Alfie Davis   6-1-0
34
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ultimate Chal. UK] vs  [NR] Jordan Miller
 
368
3
BR Jefferson Rodrigues   7-2-0
34
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [1° Round Combat] vs  [NR] Jhonny Carlos
 
369
4
MX Leonardo Rodriguez   10-2-1
33
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#177 LW] Martin Bravo
 
370
4
PL Pawel Kielek  (21) 7-2-1
33
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Rim Khaziakhmetov
 
371
5
US Treston Thomison   10-4-0
33
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#647 LW] Dawond Pickney
 
372
 
DK Soren Bak  (24) 7-1-0
33
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#186 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#572 WW] Jan Malach
373
5
US Mike Wilkins  (30) 6-4-0
33
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#252 LW] Mike Pope
 
374
5
AR Fernando Martinez  (36) 17-10-1
33
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Cage League Championship] vs  [NR] Sergio Alvarez
 
375
5
UK Jefferson George   6-6-0
33
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Kim Thinghaugen
 
376
1
RU Dzhambulat Kurbanov   8-1-1
33
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexander Chernov
 
377
 
US Justin Salas  (34) 12-7-0
33
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Jason Saggo
 
378
4
BY Sergey Faley  (25) 19-9-0
33
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs  [NR] Dmitriy Marinenko
 
379
4
CH Michael Bobner   9-3-0
33
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Magomed Raisov
 
380
4
RU Rasul Shovhalov  (26) 14-4-0
33
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Vyacheslav Ten
Next Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [NR] Flavio Alvaro
381
4
US Darren Smith   9-7-0
33
Last Fight: 9/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#518 LW] Ryan Fillingame
 
382
4
BR Felipe Olivieri   14-5-0
33
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Tony Martin
 
383
7
US Karen Darabedyan  (30) 12-6-0
33
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#95 LW] Christos Giagos
 
384
7
US Joe Condon   13-10-0
33
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [California Fight League] vs  [NR] Quinton McCottrell
 
385
4
BR Thiago Silva  (26) 16-5-1
33
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#193 LW] Luan Santiago Carvalho
 
386
1
RU Marif Piraev  (25) 14-2-1
33
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#37 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
387
6
US Brandon Jenkins   8-2-0
33
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#603 LW] Doug Jenkins
 
388
7
BR Marcos dos Santos Cirino   8-1-0
32
Last Fight: 7/28/2016 [Limo Fight] vs  [NR] Paulo Machado
 
389
7
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (41) 15-19-4
32
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#264 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
390
7
US Derrick Kennington  (33) 11-8-0
32
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [New England Fights] vs  [#148 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
391
7
BR Raush Manfio  (25) 8-1-0
32
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Demarques Jackson
Next Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs [#609 LW] Matt Frevola
392
 
US Tim Welch  (26) 15-5-0
32
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Ryan Schecterson
 
393
7
BR Jamil Silveira da Conceicao  (30) 44-17-1
32
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [1° Round Combat] vs  [NR] Vladson Alves
 
394
7
BR Felipe Nilo  (27) 6-1-0
32
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [#315 LW] Elder Allan Amorim
 
395
7
NZ James Bishop   3-1-0
32
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [AustralianFC] vs  [NR] Gokhan Turkyilmaz
 
396
7
JP Kazuyuki Miyata  (40) 15-9-0
32
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
 
397
7
SG Amir Khan  (22) 6-2-0
32
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaughn Donayre
 
398
NR
PL Mateusz Rebecki   4-1-0
32
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Adam Golonkiewicz
 
399
6
BR Khamzat Dalgiev  (25) 8-1-0
32
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Christian Holley
 
400
1
US Jonathan Nunez  (31) 6-1-0
32
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] David Jordan
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#80] Musa Khamanaev-, [#202] Nick Newell*, [#264] Martin Nguyen-, [#273] Arman Ospanov*, [#346] Mikhail Odintsov!, [#370] Charles Cheeks III-, [#394] Clay Harvison*, [#464] Dorian Dixon*, [#518] Shokhin Safarov!, [#554] Erlan Tleumbetov*, [#647] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Temirlan Aysadilov!, [#650] Emerik Youmbi!

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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