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The State of the UFC Lightweight Division

The UFC lightweight division is officially a mess. The champion Frankie Edgar was scheduled to face top contender Gray Maynard at UFC 130 on May 28th, but injuries to both guys have forced that fight to be postponed. Depending on … Continue reading

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MMA Planet’s Lightweight Rankings (January 2011)

Lightweight 1. Frank Edgar 2. Gray Maynard 3. B.J. Penn 4. Gilbert Melendez 5. Kenny Florian 6. Eddie Alvarez 7. Shinya Aoki 8. Evan Dunham 9. George Sotiropolous 10. Jim Miller 11. Anthony Pettis 12. Clay Guida 13. Sean Sherk … Continue reading

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The Fallout of the Strikeforce Brawl

Several writers have already penned their thoughts on Saturday night’s melee following Jake Shields’ victory over Dan Henderson in Strikeforce.  It seems that the consensus opinion is one of disappointment.  I am sure some will try to spin the news … Continue reading

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10 April Fights To Watch

10. Roger Huerta vs.C had Hinton at Bellator 13 on April 8 Probably not the most competitive fight, but it is Huerta’s debut for Bellator so it is a highly anticipated fight.  Huerta should walk through the tournament, but there … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the UFC Lightweight Division

Champion: B.J. Penn Number One Contender: Frank Edgar Other Contenders:  By resume the next contender is Gray Maynard, but his problem is he cannot finish fights.  He will either take another fight or wait on a title shot.  He will … Continue reading

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MMA Planet Lightweight Rankings

MMA Planet Lightweight Rankings Lightweight 1. B.J. Penn 2. Shinya Aoki 3. Kenny Florian 4. Diego Sanchez 5. Eddie Alvarez 6. Gray Maynard 7. Josh Thomson 8. Gilbert Melendez 9. Tatsuya Kawajiri 10. Gesias Calvancante 11. Frank Edgar 12. Joachim … Continue reading

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UFC’s Lightweight Wishlist

This is a tricky wishlist. The lightweight division’s wishlist would have to be full of Japanese fighters, who have little intention of ever coming to the U.S. Perhaps some of the bigger names could fight on occasion for Strikeforce, but … Continue reading

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What To Watch For In August

August is a stacked month in the sport of mixed martial arts. Even with Affliction: Trilogy being cancelled at the eleventh hour there are plenty of good fights this month. UFC 101: Declaration – August 8 A fight that will … Continue reading

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MMA Rankings: Lightweights

New MMAPlanet Lightweight Rankings: Lightweight 1. B.J. Penn 2. Shinya Aoki 3. Kenny Florian 4. Tatsuya Kawajiri 5. Eddie Alvarez 6. Gray Maynard 7. Josh Thomson 8. Gilbert Melendez 9. Diego Sanchez 10. Gesias Cavalcante 11. Frankie Edgar 12. Satoru Kitaoka … Continue reading

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