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MMA4Real's June Lightweight Rankings

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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.