1/29 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 5/20*


Ben Henderson claimed the UFC lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 on Saturday night.

1. Ben Henderson (16-2, 4-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Frankie Edgar #2

2. Frankie Edgar (14-2-1, 9-2-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Ben Henderson #1

3. Gilbert Melendez (20-2, 11-1 Strikeforce) 

4. Gray Maynard (10-1-1, 7-1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Clay Guida #11

5. Nate Diaz (16-7, 11-5 UFC)

6. Jim Miller (21-4, 10-3 UFC) 

7. Anthony Pettis (15-2, 2-1 UFC)

8. Michael Chandler (10-0, 7-0 BFC)

9. Eddie Alvarez (24-3, 7-1 BFC) 

10. Shinya Aoki (30-6, 14-2-1 DREAM)  

11. Clay Guida (29-12, 9-6 UFC) *Next Fight: Gray Maynard #4

12. Donald Cerrone (18-4, 5-1 UFC) 

13. Joe Lauzon (21-7, 8-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Terry Etim #NR

14. Melvin Guillard (29-10-2, 10-6 UFC) *Next Fight: Fabricio Camoes #NR

15. Josh Thomson (19-5, 10-3 Strikeforce) 

16. Evan Dunham (13-2, 7-2 UFC) 

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

18. Gleison Tibau (24-7, 10-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov #NR

19. Jeremy Stephens (20-8, 7-7 UFC) 

20. Takanori Gomi (33-8, 2-3 UFC) 

21. Rafael Dos Anjos (16-6, 5-4 UFC) 

22. Jacob Volkmann (14-2, 5-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Paul Sass #NR

23. Antonio McKee (28-4-2, 4-0 MFC) 

24. Edson Barboza (10-0, 4-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Jamie Varner #NR

25. Pat Healy (27-16, 5-1 Strikeforce)

*NR = Not Ranked*

*Removed for Inactivity: Sean Sherk (33-4-1, 8-4 UFC)*

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