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Rafael dos Anjos extended his winning streak to four fights against Evan Dunham on Saturday. However, the Brazilian's decision victory in his home country came with much controversy, as he was out-struck and out-wrestled by Dunham in the three-round matchup.
Gleison Tibau and Francisco Trinaldo also took small steps closer to the top of the lightweight division at UFC on FX 8. Lucas Martins also picked up his first UFC win with a knockout of Jeremy Larsen.
Dos Anjos hung onto his top-10 position by beating Dunham, and T.J. Grant surpassed Donald Cerrone in the lightweight rankings ahead of his big fight with Gray Maynard.
Multiple top lightweights will compete at UFC 160, where the division's next title challenger could be determined in the matchup between Maynard and Grant. Donald Cerrone will also try to return to a top-five position with a victory in a bout against Strikeforce veteran K.J. Noons.
Official UFC Lightweight Rankings
Champion: Benson Henderson
- Gilbert Melendez
- Anthony Pettis
- Gray Maynard
- Josh Thomson
- T.J. Grant (+1)
- Donald Cerrone (-1)
- Nate Diaz
- Jim Miller
- Pat Healy
- Rafael dos Anjos
UFC on FX 8 Lightweight Fights
- No. 10 Rafael dos Anjos defeated Evan Dunham by unanimous decision.
- Francisco Trinaldo defeated Mike Rio by first-round submission.
- Gleison Tibau defeated John Cholish by second-round submission.
- Lucas Martins defeated Jeremy Larsen by third-round knockout.
UFC 160 Lightweight Fights
- No. 3 Gray Maynard vs. No. 5 T.J. Grant
- No. 6 Donald Cerrone vs. K.J. Noons
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo