5/27 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 8/4*


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 (11-1-1, 8-1-1 UFC)

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) *Next Fight: Rick Hawn #NR

9. Eddie Alvarez (24-3, 7-1 BFC) *Next Fight: Patricky Freire #NR

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

11. Clay Guida (29-13, 9-7 UFC)

12. Donald Cerrone (18-4, 5-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Melvin Guillard #14

13. Joe Lauzon (22-7, 9-4 UFC) 

14. Melvin Guillard (30-10-2, 11-6 UFC) *Next Fight: Donald Cerrone #12

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

16. Evan Dunham (13-2, 7-2 UFC) *Next Fight: T.J. Grant #NR

17. George Sotiropoulos (14-4, 7-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Ross Pearson #NR

18. Khabib Nurmagomedov (17-0, 2-0 UFC)

19. Gleison Tibau (26-8, 10-6 UFC) *Next Fight: Francisco Trinaldo #NR

20. Rafael Dos Anjos (17-6, 6-4 UFC)

21. Jeremy Stephens (20-8, 7-7 UFC) 

22. Takanori Gomi (33-8, 2-3 UFC) 

23. Jamie Varner (20-7-1, 6-5-1 UFC)

24. Paul Sass (13-0, 3-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Matt Wiman #NR

25. Edson Barboza (10-1, 4-1 UFC)

*NR = Not Ranked*

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

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. PAWMAN says:

    LMFAO !!! VARNER AT 22, JUST 2SPOTS ABOVE THE OVER RATED, FORMER UNDEFEATED BOY HE DESTROYED ??? TOTAL JOKE, JAMIE IS BACK, AND WHEN HE GETS HIS SHOT AT A REMATCH WITH BENSON, HE WILL KHTFO, JUST LIKE HE DID BARBO !!!

    1. KDog13 says:

      Thanks for Commenting!

      I never had Barboza up high in the ranking, he never beat anyone to be honest. Being undefeated is a joke these days, people overlook who you beat instead of your record. I like Varner too, I picked him to beat Barboza in my predictions, and he’d be higher in the rankings but his recent skid had him off my radar. His loss to Cochrane was bad. But, I’m happy he’s back, and I think he’s going to be a force in the UFC too!

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