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
401
1
KZ Beibit Nazarov  (30) 14-2-0
33
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#472 LW] Demarques Jackson
 
402
1
RO Mihail Nica  (26) 6-1-0
33
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#192 LW] Carlos Leal Miranda
 
403
 
US Booker Arthur  (27) 4-5-0
33
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Horse Power] vs  [#277 LW] Luis Muro
 
404
 
US Dominic Clark  (32) 11-7-0
32
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Chris Culley
 
405
 
US Devonte Smith  (24) 5-1-0
32
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [V3 Fights] vs  [NR] Nick Gehrts
 
406
 
BR Pedro Paulino Vinagre  (33) 7-0-0
32
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Corumba Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Joel dos Santos
 
407
 
AU Ethan Duniam   8-5-0
32
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [N/A] vs  [#360 LW] Abel Brites
 
408
 
PL Mateusz Rebecki   5-1-0
32
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Dmitriy Golbaev
 
409
1
RU Mansur Djamburaev   6-0-0
32
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Magomed Khalibekov
 
410
3
UK Alfie Davis   9-2-0
32
Last Fight: 12/22/2017 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#291 LW] Anas Siraj Mounir
 
411
 
US Bruce Boyington  (38) 14-11-0
32
Last Fight: 8/11/2017 [CES] vs  [#150 LW] Nate Andrews
 
412
2
KR Dae Song Park  (24) 6-2-0
32
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#83 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
413
5
FR Fares Ziam  (20) 7-2-0
32
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#604 LW] Alexey Valivakhin
 
414
1
CA Scott Hudson  (30) 7-3-1
32
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [BTC Fight Promotions] vs  [NR] Joe Elmore
 
415
2
KR Jun Hee Moon  (26) 10-5-0
32
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Aslahan Dadagov
 
416
4
US Joey Gomez   6-0-0
32
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [War On The Valley Isle] vs  [NR] Zach Zane
 
417
2
RU Alexander Merezhko  (25) 9-4-0
32
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#324 LW] Seung Yeon Kim
 
418
2
SG Emilio Urrutia  (31) 10-4-0
32
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#510 LW] Edward Kelly
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Bruno Pucci
419
3
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (40) 36-10-0
32
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#76 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
420
1
CA Alexi Argyriou  (24) 5-0-0
32
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [NR] Hamilton Ash
 
421
2
BR Leandro Rodrigues Pontes  (29) 27-13-2
32
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [Just MMA] vs  [NR] In Soo Kim
 
422
NR
BR Roger Berger   7-6-0
32
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#601 WW] Jose de Ribamar Machado Gomes
Next Fight: 1/28/2018 [Shooto Americas] vs [NR] Andrius Hubaldo
423
1
PE Luis Marlon Gonzales Campos  (25) 13-3-1
32
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Team Nogueira Viamao] vs  [#303 LW] William Dias
 
424
1
BR Elismar Lima da Silva  (29) 14-6-0
32
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#125 LW] Erivan Pereira Silva
 
425
1
NL Erdi Karatas  (26) 9-4-0
32
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [A1 World Combat Cup] vs  [NR] Duane van Helvoirt
 
426
4
SE Daniel Teymur   6-1-0
32
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#131 LW] Danny Henry
 
427
2
JP Yuki Yamasaki  (25) 10-4-0
32
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Genpei Hayashi
 
428
3
UK Steve OKeefe   7-3-0
31
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#616 LW] Sean Carter
 
429
1
BR Valdines Silva  (30) 14-8-0
31
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#305 LW] Taigro Costa
 
430
2
BR Jair Farias  (24) 5-0-0
31
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Leoes da Luta Championship] vs  [NR] Renan Romes da Silva
 
431
3
US Jonathan Lemke   7-8-0
31
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Josh LaBerge
 
432
1
US Mike Pope  (31) 7-3-0
31
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#152 LW] Joseph Lowry
 
433
6
JP Kazuyuki Miyata  (41) 15-9-0
31
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
 
434
1
UA Maxim Pashkov  (26) 12-5-0
31
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Roman Belogurov
 
435
5
BR Jamil Silveira da Conceicao  (31) 44-17-1
31
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [1° Round Combat] vs  [#596 LW] Vladson Alves
 
436
1
RU Dinislam Kamavov   6-0-2
31
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Zaur Kairov
 
437
1
CA Mike Malott  (26) 5-1-1
31
Last Fight: 2/03/2017 [Xcessive Force Fighting Championship] vs  [#525 LW] Craig Shintani
 
438
2
BR Jose dos Santos Carneiro Filho   10-6-0
31
Last Fight: 12/01/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Robson Cisco
 
439
 
BR Otto Rodrigues   12-1-0
31
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [NR] Dzevad Muftic
 
440
1
BR Josue Vieira   10-3-0
31
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#197 WW] Adam Aliev
 
441
1
UK Curt Warburton   14-6-0
31
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Warren Kee
 
442
1
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (38) 14-7-1
31
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#228 LW] Paul Redmond
 
443
1
CN Habiti Tuerxunbieke   11-6-0
31
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Andres Rogelio
 
444
 
JP Sho Kogane  (30) 12-3-0
31
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Kota Okazawa
 
445
1
HR Luka Jelcic  (28) 10-3-0
31
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#89 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
446
1
US Aaron McKenzie  (29) 4-0-0
31
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Knockout Promotions (Michigan)] vs  [NR] Justin Overton
 
447
1
CN Yincang Bao   10-5-0
31
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#83 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
448
3
CA Derek Gauthier  (32) 8-8-0
31
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [TKO] vs  [#86 LW] Jesse Ronson
 
449
 
US Josh Tyler  (32) 8-4-0
31
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [FitCon Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Ruiz
 
450
 
CA Dejan Kajic   8-6-2
30
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Tim Welch
 

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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