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


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…

11/18 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 12/30*


1. Ben Henderson (18-2, 6-0 UFC)  2. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1, 9-3-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Jose Aldo @ FW 3. Gilbert Melendez (20-2, 11-1 Strikeforce)  4. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 8-1-1 UFC)  5. Anthony Pettis (15-2, 2-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Donald Cerrone #8 6. Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC)  7. Jim Miller (22-4, 11-3 UFC) 8. Donald Cerrone (19-4, 6-1…

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


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)…

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy Predictions


One of the most under appreciated big MMA events I have ever seen. We may not see Strikeforce events as much anymore but this one is the real deal in terms of talent, and possible fireworks. Two titles on the line including the return of Marquardt to Zuffa, Gracie’s middleweight debut against Jardine, Larkin and…

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


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…

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


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)…

Melendez vs Masvidal Results: Melendez decisions Masvidal; retains lightweight belt


Main Card: Gilbert Melendez def. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) Cris “Cyborg” Santos def. Hiroko Yamanaka by TKO (punches) Round 1 (0:16) Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) K.J. Noons def. Billy Evangelista by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Preliminary Card (2 Fights I picked): Caros…

Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal Predictions


Main Card: Gilbert Melendez  vs. Jorge Masvidal  Prediction: Melendez by decision Cris Cyborg vs. Hiroko Yamanaka  Prediction: Cyborg by TKO Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux  Prediction: Mousasi by TKO K.J. Noons vs. Billy Evangelista Prediction: Noons by TKO Preliminary Card: Justin Wilcox vs. Caros Fodor  Prediction: Wilcox by decision Jerron Peoples vs. Roger Bowling  Prediction: Bowling by…

8/30 MMA Lightweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated: 1/21*


1. Frankie Edgar (14-1-1, 9-1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Ben Henderson #4 2. Gilbert Melendez (19-2, 10-1 Strikeforce)  3. Gray Maynard (10-1-1, 7-1-1 UFC)  4. Ben Henderson (15-2, 3-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Frankie Edgar #1 5. Shinya Aoki (29-5, 1-1 Strikeforce) 6. Jim Miller (21-3, 10-2 UFC) 7. Michael Chandler (9-0, 6-0 BFC) 8. Eddie Alvarez (23-3, 6-1 BFC) …

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…