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Pat Healy made a huge splash in his Octagon debut, outlasting Jim Miller in a grinding battle and submitting the UFC veteran in the third round.
With the win, Healy broke into the top 10, though he oddly sits behind Miller for now. A similar issue occurred after Josh Thomson's knockout victory over Nate Diaz. Thomson was ranked below Diaz after UFC on Fox 7, but that has now been adjusted, with Thomson jumping to No. 4 and Diaz falling to No. 7.
The 155-pound class will remain busy at UFC on FX 8, where Rafael dos Anjos will try to remain a top-10 lightweight with a win over the resurgent Evan Dunham. Longtime UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau will also appear on the fight card, along with a handful of 155-pound prospects.
Official UFC Lightweight Rankings
Champion: Benson Henderson
- Gilbert Melendez
- Anthony Pettis
- Gray Maynard
- Josh Thomson (+4)
- Donald Cerrone
- T.J. Grant (+1)
- Nate Diaz (-1)
- Jim Miller (-4)
- Pat Healy (NR)
- Rafael dos Anjos (-1)
UFC 159 Lightweight Fights
- No. 9 Pat Healy defeated No. 8 Jim Miller by third-round submission.
- Rustam Khabilov defeated Yancy Medeiros by first-round knockout.
UFC on FX 8 Lightweight Fights
- No. 10 Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Mike Rio
- Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish
- Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen