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MMA4Real's June Lightweight Rankings

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Lightweight

1. BJ Penn

2. Eddie Alvarez

3. Tatsuya Kawajiri

4. Kenny Florian

5. Sean Sherk

6. Shinya Aoki

7. Gray Maynard

8. Frankie Edgar

9. Gesias Cavalcante

10. Diego Sanchez

-#1 BJ Penn will take on #4 ranked Kenny Florian at UFC 101 for the UFC lightweight title.  #2 Eddie Alvarez just won the inaugural Bellator Fighting Championships tournament, and doesn't have anything else scheduled for now.  #3 Tatsuya Kawajiri is coming off a big win against #9 Gesias Cavalcante, and will fight in a K-1 match later this year.  #5 Sean Sherk is coming off a loss to #8 Frankie Edgar and doesn't have anything scheduled as of yet.  #6 Shinya Aoki is coming off a loss to Mach Sakurai(at a catchweight) and will fight Vitor "Shaolin" Riberio at DREAM 10.  #7 Gray Maynard doesn't have a fight scheduled, but I would love to see him face #10 Diego Sanchez in a #1 contenders match to the winner of Florian/Penn.  #10 Diego Sanchez moves into the top ten as a LW after battering the always tough Clay Guida at the TUF 9 Finale.  Just like in the other weight divisions, there are tons of matchups on the horizon and the rankings could shake up something serious in the next couple of months.