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
1
 
IE Conor McGregor  (29) 21-3-0
1181
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
2
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (33) 28-5-0
887
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
3
 
US Tony Ferguson  (33) 22-3-0
798
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
BR Edson Barboza  (31) 19-4-0
654
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (28) 24-0-0
462
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Michael Johnson
 
6
 
US Anthony Pettis  (30) 20-6-0
451
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Jim Miller
 
7
 
US Kevin Lee  (24) 16-2-0
451
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
8
 
US Justin Gaethje  (28) 18-0-0
432
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Michael Johnson
 
9
 
US Ben Henderson  (33) 24-7-0
417
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#25 LW] Patricky Freire
10
 
US Brent Primus  (32) 8-0-0
339
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 LW] Michael Chandler
 
11
 
BR Charles Oliveira  (27) 22-7-0
325
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Will Brooks
 
12
 
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-0
316
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
 
13
 
US Al Iaquinta  (30) 14-3-1
313
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
14
 
US Michael Chandler  (31) 16-4-0
288
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Brent Primus
 
15
 
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-0
269
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#41 FW] Rick Glenn
 
16
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (30) 21-3-0
262
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Jason Saggo
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#58 LW] Desmond Green
17
 
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-12-0
259
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
18
 
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 21-5-0
259
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
19
 
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-3-0
238
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
20
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (37) 16-3-1
227
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Adriano Martins
 
21
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (38) 21-5-0
226
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
22
11
US Paul Felder  (32) 14-3-0
226
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
 
23
1
US Jim Miller  (33) 28-10-0
223
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
24
1
US Will Brooks  (30) 18-3-0
214
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
25
1
BR Patricky Freire  (31) 17-8-0
212
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 LW] Ben Henderson
26
6
US Derek Campos  (29) 19-6-0
204
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#82 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
27
1
RU Marat Gafurov  (32) 15-0-0
192
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#100 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
Next Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#132 LW] Martin Nguyen
28
1
US Diego Sanchez  (35) 27-10-0
192
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
29
1
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-13-0
191
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
 
30
1
BR Michel Prazeres  (33) 22-2-0
186
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#81 LW] Joshua Burkman
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#40 LW] Islam Makhachev
31
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 13-0-0
184
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#68 LW] Norman Parke
 
32
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
183
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Bobby Green
 
33
1
US James Vick  (30) 11-1-0
174
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#179 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
34
1
BR Adriano Martins  (34) 28-8-0
173
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
35
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 11-3-0
172
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Marcin Held
 
36
1
BR Diego Brandao  (30) 22-11-0
163
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#118 LW] Vener Galiev
 
37
12
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
157
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Paul Felder
 
38
 
RU Khusein Khaliev  (28) 17-1-0
156
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#97 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
39
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (35) 22-6-0
154
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#10 FW] Jeremy Stephens
40
 
RU Islam Makhachev  (25) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Nik Lentz
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Michel Prazeres
41
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 15-4-0
148
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#55 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
42
 
PL Marcin Held  (25) 22-7-0
147
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 
43
 
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 16-3-0
147
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#91 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
44
 
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 20-5-1
144
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#135 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#112 LW] Joshua Aveles
45
 
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 9-2-0
143
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Drew Dober
 
46
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
143
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#105 WW] Ali Bagov
 
47
1
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
142
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
48
1
US Josh Thomson  (38) 22-9-0
142
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 LW] Patricky Freire
 
49
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
132
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#138 LW] Reza Madadi
 
50
 
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Ross Pearson
 

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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