Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

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
880
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
3
 
US Tony Ferguson  (33) 22-3-0
797
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
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
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Dustin Poirier
7
 
US Kevin Lee  (25) 16-2-0
451
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Michael Chiesa
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Tony Ferguson
8
 
US Justin Gaethje  (28) 18-0-0
433
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 [#24 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  [#26 LW] Will Brooks
 
12
 
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-0
316
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Evan Dunham
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
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (30) 22-3-0
276
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Desmond Green
 
16
 
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-0
266
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 FW] Rick Glenn
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
17
 
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-12-0
258
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
18
 
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 21-5-0
258
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
19
 
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-3-0
228
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  [#56 LW] Adriano Martins
 
21
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (39) 21-5-0
226
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
22
 
US Paul Felder  (32) 14-3-0
226
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Stevie Ray
 
23
 
US Jim Miller  (34) 28-10-0
223
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
24
 
BR Patricky Freire  (31) 17-8-0
212
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 LW] Ben Henderson
25
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 16-4-0
206
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#70 LW] Diego Brandao
 
26
 
US Will Brooks  (30) 18-3-0
205
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Charles Oliveira
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#71 LW] Nik Lentz
27
 
US Derek Campos  (29) 19-6-0
204
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#93 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
28
 
US Diego Sanchez  (35) 27-10-0
192
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#40 WW] Matt Brown
29
 
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-13-0
191
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Stevie Ray
 
30
 
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 23-2-0
186
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#337 LW] Mads Burnell
 
31
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 13-0-0
183
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#76 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs [#76 LW] Norman Parke
32
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
183
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Bobby Green
 
33
 
US James Vick  (30) 11-1-0
174
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#182 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
 
34
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (29) 26-5-0
174
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#114 LW] Felipe Silva
 
35
 
DK Damir Hadzovic  (31) 11-3-0
172
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Marcin Held
 
36
 
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
157
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Paul Felder
 
37
 
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 17-1-0
156
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#87 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
38
4
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 10-2-0
154
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Tony Martin
 
39
1
RU Islam Makhachev  (25) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Nik Lentz
 
40
1
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 9-1-0
148
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#52 LW] Marat Gafurov
 
41
1
PL Marcin Held  (25) 22-7-0
148
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 
42
1
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 16-3-0
147
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
43
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
143
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#102 WW] Ali Bagov
 
44
 
CA Kajan Johnson  (33) 22-11-1
142
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Adriano Martins
 
45
 
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
140
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Derek Campos
 
46
 
US Josh Thomson  (38) 22-9-0
138
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Patricky Freire
 
47
 
US Joshua Aveles  (29) 26-11-2
133
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#58 LW] Leandro Silva
 
48
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
131
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Reza Madadi
 
49
 
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Ross Pearson
 
50
 
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#93 LW] Brandon Girtz
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#72 LW] Goiti Yamauchi

Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

Previous Official Release: 9/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#160] Alex Reyes+, [#348] Daguir Imavov-, [#454] Mitch Clarke%, [#480] Alexander Grozin!, [#581] Genpei Hayashi+, [#610] Sean McMurray+, [#630] Rizvan Simbagaev!

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

Advertisement:


Comments (288)




share this page

    288 Comments

    • 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?


    Have a Comment?

    Please use the box below to submit a comment. Before clicking the "submit" button, review the information above the button, or else your comment is subject to deletion.

    Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

    - We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

    - Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    - Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

    - Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.


    Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.