8/28 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 10/9*


1. Frankie Edgar (14-1-1, 9-1-1 UFC) 

2. Gilbert Melendez (19-2, 9-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Jorge Masvidal #25

3. Gray Maynard (10-1-1, 7-1-1 UFC) 

4. Shinya Aoki (29-5, 1-1 Strikeforce)

5. Eddie Alvarez (23-2, 6-0 BFC) *Next Fight: Michael Chandler #NR

6. Ben Henderson (14-2, 2-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Clay Guida #9

7. Jim Miller (20-3, 9-2 UFC)

8. Sean Sherk (33-4-1, 8-4 UFC)   

9. Clay Guida (29-11, 9-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Benson Henderson #6

10. Anthony Pettis (14-2, 1-1 UFC) 

11. Tatsuya Kawajiri (28-7-2, 0-1 Strikeforce) 

12. Joe Lauzon (21-6, 8-3 UFC)

13. Melvin Guillard (29-9-2, 10-5 UFC) 

14. Dennis Siver (19-7, 8-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Donald Cerrone #20

15. George Sotiropoulos (14-4, 7-2 UFC)

16. Evan Dunham (12-2, 6-2 UFC)   

17. Josh Thomson (18-4, 0-1 Dream) 

18. Nik Lentz (21-3-3, 5-0-1 UFC) 

19. Gleison Tibau (23-7, 9-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Rafael Dos Anjos #25

20. Jeremy Stephens (20-7, 7-6 UFC) 

21. Donald Cerrone (16-3, 3-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Dennis Siver #14

22. Nate Diaz (14-7, 9-5 UFC)

23. Takanori Gomi (32-8, 1-3 UFC)

24. Charles Oliveira (14-2-1, 2-2-1 UFC)

25. Rafael Dos Anjos (15-5, 4-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Gleison Tibau #19

Jorge Stays on list Although at 26

26. Jorge Masvidal (22-6, 4-0 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Gilbert Melendez #2

*NR = Not Ranked*

*Kenny Florian taken off of the lightweight rankings, dropped down to featherweight*

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