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Lightweight – July 2012

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“rank_title”>Benson “Smooth” Henderson
Record: 16-2
Last fight: Defeated Frankie Edgar to win the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 144 in Japan via a unanimous decision.
Next fight: Defending the UFC Lightweight title in a rematch against Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver on August 11.

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Frankie “The Answer” Edgar
Record: 14-2-1
Last fight: Lost the UFC Lightweight Championship to Benson Henderson at UFC 144 in Japan via a unanimous decision.
Next fight: Fighting Benson Henderson for the UFC Lightweight title in a rematch at UFC 150 in Denver on August 11.

3

Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez
Record: 21-2
Last fight: Defeated Josh Thompson via Split Decision at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier in May 2012.
Next fight: TBD

4

Nate Diaz
Record: 16-7
Last fight: Defeated Jim Miller via submission at UFC on FOX 3 in May, 2012.
Next fight: TBD

5

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis
Record: 15-2
Last fight: Defeated Joe Lauzon via KO at UFC 144 on February 26, 2012 in Japan.
Next fight: TBD

6

Gray “The Bully” Maynard
Record: 11-1-1 (1)
Last fight: Defeated Clay Guida via Split Decision at UFC on FX on June 22 in Atlantic City.
Next fight: TBD

7

Michael Chandler
Record: 10-0
Last fight: Defeated Akihiro Gono via TKO at Bellator 67 in May 2012.
Next fight: TBD

8

Jim Miller
Record: 21-4
Last fight: Defeated by Nate Diaz via submission at UFC on FOX 3 in May, 2012.
Next fight: TBD

9

Eddie Alvarez
Record: 23-3
Last fight: Defeated Sinya Aoki at Bellator LXVI via 1st Round KO in April, 2012.
Next fight: TBD

10

Clay “The Carpenter” Guida
Record: 29-13
Last fight: Lost Split Decision to Gray Maynard at UFC on FX on June 22 in Atlantic City.
Next fight: TBD

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