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MMA4Real's August Lightweight Rankings

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1. BJ Penn

2. Eddie Alvarez

3. Tatsuya Kawajiri

4. Shinya Aoki

5. Sean Sherk

6. Kenny Florian

7. Gray Maynard

8. Frankie Edgar

9. Gesias Cavalcante

10. Diego Sanchez

The top 3 remain unchanged, but we saw Kenny Florian slip down to #6 after losing to #1 ranked BJ Penn at UFC 101.    Shinya Aoki moves up too the #4 spot after besting Vitor Ribeiro at DREAM 10.  #5 Sean Sherk will be taking on Gleison Tibau at UFC 103 in Dallas.   #7 Gray Maynard will face Roger Huerta at UFN 19.  #10 Diego Sanchez now awaits the winner of Kenny Florian/BJ Penn.