Latest UFC rankings/MMA rankings (lightweight)


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


Benson Henderson successfully defended his 155-pound title for the third time against Gilbert Melendez at the UFC on FOX 7 event on April 20, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., maintaining his spot at the top of the division, despite "El Nino" pushing him to the limit and arguably winning the fight.

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 competing under the Bellator MMA banner 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. Benson Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Josh Thomson
5. Michael Chandler
6. Pat Healy
7. Nate Diaz
8. T.J. Grant
9. Donald Cerrone
9. Eddie Alvarez
11. Jim Miller
12. Rafael dos Anjos

The most noticeable changes in the ranking from the previous poll are the additions of No. 4 Josh Thomson, who defeated Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 7, No. 6 Pat Healy who submitted Jim Miller at UFC 159 and No. 8 T.J. Grant, who meets the No. 3 ranked Gray Maynard in a lightweight title eliminator bout at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013.

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

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