8/8 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25

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MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25

Quick Note: Clay Guida beat Rafael Dos Anjos, Guida moves up to #19, Dos Anjos stays in Honorable Mention, and Gesias Cavalcante moves down to #20.

1. Frankie Edgar (12-1, 7-1 UFC) *Next Fight: B.J. Penn (8/28)

2. B.J Penn (15-6-1, 11-5-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Frankie Edgar (8/28)

3. Gilbert Melendez (18-2, 8-1 Strikeforce)

4. Gray Maynard (9-0, 7-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Kenny Florian (8/28)

5. Kenny Florian (13-4, 11-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Gray Maynard (8/28)

6. Shinya Aoki (24-5, 8-2 DREAM)

7. Eddie Alvarez (20-2, 4-0 BFC) *Next Fight: Pat Curran

8. Ben Henderson (12-1, 5-0 WEC)

9. Evan Dunham (11-0, 5-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Sean Sherk (9/25)

10. George Sotiropoulos (13-2, 6-0 UFC)

11. Jim Miller (17-2, 6-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Gleison Tibau (9/15)

12. Takanori Gomi (32-6, 1-1 UFC)

13. Sean Sherk (32-4-1, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Evan Dunham (9/25)

15. Tatsuya Kawajiri (26-6-2, 5-2 DREAM)

16. Josh Thomson (17-3, 8-2 Strikeforce)

17. Joe Stevenson (31-11, 8-5 UFC)

18. Tyson Griffin (14-4, 7-4 UFC)

19. Clay Guida (27-11, 7-5 UFC)

20. Gesias Cavalcante (15-3-1, 1-2 DREAM)

21. Akihiro Gono (32-15-7, 2-1 WVR) *Next Fight: Jadamba Narantungalag (8/22)

22. Kurt Pellegrino (15-5, 7-4 UFC)

23. Mizuto Hirota (12-4-1, 2-2 WVR)

24. Karl James Noons (9-2, 1-0 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Jorge Gurgel (8/21)

25. Melvin Guillard (24-8-2, 8-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Jeremy Stephens (9/25)

Honorable Mention

Gleison Tibau (21-6, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Jim Miller (9/15)

Rafael Dos Anjos (14-5, 3-3 UFC)

Antonio Mckee (24-3-2, 1-0 CCS) *Next Fight: Luciano Azevedo (9/10)

Spencer Fisher (23-6, 8-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Curt Warburton (10/16)

Efrain Escudero (13-1, 3-1 UFC) *Next Fight: John Gunderson (9/15)

Roger Huerta (21-4-1, 1-1 BFC)

Lyle Beerbohm (14-0, 3-0 Strikeforce)

Ross Pearson (11-3, 3-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Cole Miller (9/15)

Kazunori Yokota (11-3-3, 0-1 K-1)

Dennis Siver (16-7, 5-4 UFC)

Satoru Kitaoka (26-10-9, 19-8-8 Pancrase)

Yves Edwards (37-16-1, 0-1 Moosin) *Next Fight: Luis Palomino (8/12)

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