11/23 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25


MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25

*Removed B.J Penn since he will compete in the Welterweight division*

1. Frankie Edgar (13-1, 8-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Gray Maynard (1/1/2011)

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

3. Gray Maynard (10-0, 7-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Frankie Edgar (1/1/2011)

4. Shinya Aoki (26-5, 4-1 DEEP)

5. Eddie Alvarez (22-2, 5-0 BFC)

6. Kenny Florian (13-5, 11-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Evan Dunham (1/22/2011)

7. Ben Henderson (12-1, 5-0 WEC) *Next Fight: Anthony Pettis (12/16)

8. Jim Miller (18-2, 7-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Charles Oliveira (12/11)

9. Sean Sherk (33-4-1, 8-4 UFC)

10. George Sotiropoulos (14-2, 7-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Dennis Siver (2/27/2011)

11. Evan Dunham (11-1, 5-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Kenny Florian (1/22/2011)

12. Takanori Gomi (32-6, 1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Clay Guida (1/1/2011)

13. Josh Thomson (18-3, 9-2 Strikeforce)

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

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

16. Clay Guida (27-11, 7-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Takanori Gomi (1/1/2011)

17. Melvin Guillard (25-8-2, 9-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Yves Edwards (1/22/2011)

18. Charles Oliveria (14-0, 2-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Jim Miller (12/11)

19. Dennis Siver (17-7, 6-4 UFC) *Next Fight: George Sotiropoulos (2/27/2011)

20. Nik Lentz (20-3-2, 4-0 UFC)

21. Tyson Griffin (14-5, 7-5 UFC)

22. Karl James Noons (10-3, 2-1 Strikeforce)

23. Gesias Cavalcante (15-4-1, 0-1 Strikeforce)

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

25. Antonio Mckee (25-3-2, 2-0 MFC) *Next Fight: Jacob Volkmann (1/1/2011) *UFC Debut

Honorable Mention

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

Joe Lauzon (19-5, 6-2 UFC)

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

Gleison Tibau (21-7, 7-5 UFC)

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

Akihiro Gono (32-16-7, 2-2 WVR)

Spencer Fisher (24-6, 9-5 UFC)

Efrain Escudero (13-2, 3-2 UFC)

Roger Huerta (21-6-1, 1-3 BFC)

Ross Pearson (11-4, 3-1 UFC)

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

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

Yves Edwards (39-16-1, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Melvin Guillard (1/22/2011)

Cole Miller (17-4, 6-2 UFC)

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