Inside Fights Lightweight Rankings: July 2009

The Inside Fights Fighter Rankings are voted on by our staff and a select group of outside journalists. They are updated monthly and can always be found on the right sidebar of every page on this site.

Updated: July 27, 2009

1. BJ Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Kenny Florian
5. Joachim Hansen
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Gray Maynard
8. Diego Sanchez
9. Frank Edgar
10. Gesias Calvancante

NOTES: Kenny Florian moves up one spot, perhaps in anticipation of his UFC 101 championship bout against BJ Penn in two weeks…Diego Sanchez debuts in the rankings after being named the number-one contender for the lightweight title. Sanchez has looked virtually unstoppable since dropping to lightweight and will face the Florian/Penn winner later in the year.

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