Latest UFC rankings/MMA rankings (lightweight)

Where does Gray Maynard rank among the 10 best lightweights in the world? - Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Rankings! Team SB Nation has compiled a list of the 10 best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters inside -- as well as outside -- the UFC. Find out who makes the lightweight cut right here.

Lightweight rankings

Ben Henderson successfully defended his 155-pound title against Nate Diaz at the UFC on FOX 5 event last Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, bringing closure to his feud with the 209 while also bringing clarity to the rankings in the lightweight division.

That's right, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, it's time to line up for Mouseketeer roll call.

We already know "Bendo" is king of the mountain (for now), but what about the rest of the supporting cast? How do the folks at Strikeforce and Bellator factor in?

We're here to tell you.

Below is a list of the SB Nation top 10 for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- as well as every other major MMA promotion -- as compiled by MMAmania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow.

1. Ben Henderson
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Nate Diaz
5. Anthony Pettis
6. Donald Cerrone
7. Jim Miller
8. Michael Chandler
9. Eddie Alvarez
10. Joe Lauzon

If you're wondering where former UFC lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar is, he's gone south for the winter. We'll see how he does at featherweight when he tangles with Jose Aldo at UFC 156 next month in Brazil.

Alright Maniacs, you've heard from us, now let's hear from you. Top ten fighters at 155 pounds are...

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