Issue Date: 11/19/2017 (Official Release: #568)

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
1155
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
2
 
US Tony Ferguson  (33) 23-3-0
929
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (33) 28-5-0
848
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Justin Gaethje
4
 
BR Edson Barboza  (31) 19-4-0
654
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (29) 24-0-0
452
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
6
 
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 22-5-0
445
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
7
 
US Justin Gaethje  (29) 18-0-0
433
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
8
 
US Kevin Lee  (25) 16-3-0
403
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
9
 
BR Patricky Freire  (31) 18-8-0
370
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Ben Henderson
 
10
1
US Anthony Pettis  (30) 20-7-0
366
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
11
1
US Ben Henderson  (34) 24-8-0
366
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Patricky Freire
 
12
 
US Brent Primus  (32) 8-0-0
339
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 LW] Michael Chandler
 
13
 
BR Charles Oliveira  (28) 22-7-0
325
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#21 LW] Paul Felder
14
 
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-1
316
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Evan Dunham
 
15
 
US Al Iaquinta  (30) 14-3-1
313
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
16
 
US Michael Chandler  (31) 16-4-0
287
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LW] Brent Primus
 
17
 
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-1
281
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
18
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (39) 22-5-0
280
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Jim Miller
 
19
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (31) 22-3-0
276
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Desmond Green
 
20
 
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-12-0
250
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 FW] Darren Elkins
21
 
US Paul Felder  (32) 14-3-0
249
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Stevie Ray
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Charles Oliveira
22
 
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-3-0
218
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
23
 
US James Vick  (30) 12-1-0
214
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
24
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (37) 16-3-1
211
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Adriano Martins
 
25
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 16-4-0
206
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#72 LW] Diego Brandao
 
26
 
US Derek Campos  (29) 19-6-0
204
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#101 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
27
1
US Jim Miller  (34) 28-11-0
197
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
28
1
US Clay Guida  (35) 34-17-0
193
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
29
1
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 23-2-0
186
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#345 LW] Mads Burnell
 
30
43
US Nik Lentz  (33) 28-8-2
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Will Brooks
 
31
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 13-0-0
184
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#79 LW] Norman Parke
 
32
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
184
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Bobby Green
 
33
 
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 17-3-0
177
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#88 LW] Andrei Koshkin
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#45 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
34
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (29) 26-5-0
174
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#129 LW] Felipe Silva
 
35
 
DK Damir Hadzovic  (31) 11-3-0
172
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Marcin Held
 
36
9
US Will Brooks  (31) 18-4-0
158
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Nik Lentz
 
37
1
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 17-1-0
158
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#90 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
38
1
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
157
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Paul Felder
 
39
1
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 10-2-0
155
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Tony Martin
 
40
NR
US James Krause  (31) 24-7-0
154
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#145 WW] Tom Gallicchio
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#134 LW] Alex White
41
2
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 22-3-0
153
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#83 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
42
2
RU Islam Makhachev  (26) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Nik Lentz
 
43
2
PL Marcin Held  (25) 23-7-0
148
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#528 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
 
44
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (33) 22-11-1
142
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Adriano Martins
 
45
2
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
138
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#54 LW] Ali Bagov
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
46
2
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
135
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#83 LW] Adam Piccolotti
47
2
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-14-0
133
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Clay Guida
 
48
1
US Joshua Aveles  (29) 26-11-2
133
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#51 LW] Leandro Silva
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#117 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
49
3
US Josh Thomson  (39) 22-9-0
132
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Patricky Freire
 
50
2
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Ross Pearson
 

Issue Date: 11/19/2017 (Official Release: #568)

Previous Official Release: 11/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#110] Jake Matthews+, [#163] Brendan Loughnane-, [#253] Leonardo Mafra Texeira+, [#298] Thiago Meller*, [#358] Sebastian Kotwica-, [#364] Jose Zarauz-, [#450] Vovka Clay-, [#523] Otavio dos Santos-, [#558] Maxim Pugachev!, [#635] Yasser Castillo Lamping!, [#650] Attila Korkmaz-

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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