MMA Prospects Lightweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145) – Lightweight (155) – Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)

 FighterNext Fight
Aziz Pahrudinov
Justin Gaethje
Michael Johnson
*Signed by UFC
Marat Gafurov
Valentin Benishev
Mateusz Gamrot
Dmitriy Parubchenko
Allan Zuniga
Herdeson Sousa
Movlid Khaibulaev
Adam Piccolotti

Former Prospects that have been called up to the Big Leagues (UFC or Bellat0r Tournaments):

Ricardo Tirloni – Signed by Bellator
Justin Salas – Signed by UFC
Alexander Sarnavskiy – Signed by Bellator
Adriano Martins – Signed by UFC
Dave Jansen – Signed by Bellator
Francisco Trinaldo – Signed by UFC
Will Brooks – Signed by Bellator
Leandro Silva – Signed by UFC
Michel Prazeres – Signed by UFC
Piotr Hallman – Signed by UFC
Jesse Ronson – Signed by UFC
Ivan Jorge – Signed by UFC
Allan Patrick – Signed by UFC
Katsunori Kikuno – Signed by UFC
Mairbek Taisumov – Signed by UFC
Kevin Lee – Signed by UFC
Rashid Magomedov – Signed by UFC
Tony Martin – Signed by UFC
Yui Chul Nam – Signed by UFC
Joe Ellenberger – Signed by UFC

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  • Rico Steele

    There is a Guy tearing through all of his competition out of Manhattan Ks. Names Jake “the Librarian Lindsey”. He trains with Joe Wilk and Dave caveman Rickels who just won the last lightweight bellator title.. currently Lindsey is 8-0 having never lost a fight at the amateur level either so his personal streak is at 15-0. BTW hey Brock. Im currently training Jiujitsu with your old high school pal Anthony Nelson

    • D.C. Ross

      Yes, Linsdey is on my radar for the LW portion of the Prospects Report. His last win over Freeman really got my attention. Thanks for the heads up. If you have any other names let me know. Also, Rickels is a beast. I think he’s going to give Chandler all he can handle.

  • Brock Larson

    Tony Martin 6-0 just beat Philip Nover who just won in bellator and has finished all opponents up till Nover which was a unanimous dec

    • rankingmma

      I had Martin as my #26 lightweight prospect, but seeing as Nover just beat top prospect Darrell Horcher, Martin will be moving up a spot and officially listed. Thank you for the update, just curious, I don’t see his 6th win listed on Sherdog. Thanks Brock, and good job on your recent 4-fight win streak. Wins over Manhoef and Pamplona are as solid as they come.

    • S.E.G SD

      Brock is exactly right! Tony beat one of my guys pretty handily and has beaten many good fighters on their way to 8-0.

      • D.C. Ross

        Martin’s stock is on the rise. I wish there was more video available on YouTube of his fights. There’s only his submission win over Ellis (12-53 overall), and the win over Kuchlong. I would like to see his Nover fight.