1/14 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 4/21*


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

1. Ben Henderson (19-2, 7-0 UFC)

2. Gilbert Melendez (20-3, 0-1 UFC)

3. Anthony Pettis (16-2, 3-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Jose Aldo @ FW

4. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 8-1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: T.J. Grant #12

5. Josh Thomson (20-5, 3-1 UFC) 

6. Nate Diaz (16-9, 11-7 UFC) 

7. Jim Miller (22-4, 11-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Pat Healy #23

8. Michael Chandler (11-0, 8-0 BFC) *Next Fight: David Rickels #NR

9. Eddie Alvarez (24-3, 8-1 BFC) 

10. Shinya Aoki (32-6, 1-0 OneFC)

11. Donald Cerrone (19-5, 6-2 UFC) *Next Fight: KJ Noons #NR

12. T.J. Grant (20-5, 7-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Gray Maynard #4

13. Diego Sanchez (24-5, 13-5 UFC) 

14. Joe Lauzon (22-8, 9-5 UFC) 

15. Khabib Nurmagomedov (18-0, 3-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Abel Trujillo #NR

16. Rafael Dos Anjos (18-6, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Evan Dunham #17

17. Evan Dunham (14-3, 8-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Rafael Dos Anjos #16

18. Gleison Tibau (27-9, 11-7 UFC) *Next Fight: John Cholish #NR

19. Jamie Varner (21-7-1, 7-5-1 UFC)

20. Edson Barboza (11-1, 5-1 UFC)

21. Melvin Guillard (30-12-2, 11-8 UFC) *Next Fight: Mac Danzig #NR

22. Takanori Gomi (34-9, 3-4 UFC) 

23. Pat Healy (28-16, 6-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Jim Miller #7

24. Ross Pearson (15-6, 7-3 UFC) 

25. Matt Wiman (15-7, 9-5 UFC)                                                                                                                       

*NR = Not Ranked*

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

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