8/12 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 10/14*


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

1. Ben Henderson (17-2, 5-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Nate Diaz #5

2. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1, 9-3-1 UFC) 

3. Gilbert Melendez (20-2, 11-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Pat Healy #26

4. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 8-1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Joe Lauzon #13

5. Nate Diaz (16-7, 11-5 UFC) *Next Fight: Ben Henderson #1

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

7. Donald Cerrone (19-4, 6-1 UFC) 

8. Jim Miller (21-4, 10-3 UFC) 

9. Michael Chandler (10-0, 7-0 BFC) *Next Fight: Rick Hawn #NR

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

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

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

13. Joe Lauzon (22-7, 9-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Gray Maynard #4

14. Melvin Guillard (30-11-2, 11-7 UFC) 

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

16. T.J. Grant (19-5, 6-3 UFC)

17. Evan Dunham (13-3, 7-3 UFC) 

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

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

20. Gleison Tibau (27-8, 11-6 UFC) 

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

22. Jeremy Stephens (20-8, 7-7 UFC)

23. Takanori Gomi (33-8, 2-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Mac Danzig #NR

24. Jamie Varner (20-7-1, 6-5-1 UFC) 

25. Matt Wiman (15-6, 9-4 UFC)

26. Pat Healy (28-16, 6-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Gilbert Melendez #3

*NR = Not Ranked*

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

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