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The Current Best MMA Light Heavyweights | 205 lbs.

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Who are the world's top light heavyweights?

For many hardcore fans the light heavyweight division is MMA's best. The fighters combine tremendous power and agility, and the competition at the top is unyielding and fierce. Here are the best at 205. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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  1. 1

    Jon "Bones" Jones mmaweekly.com
    Jon Jones
    "Bones"
    20-1-0
  2. 2

    Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson mmaweekly.com
    Alexander Gustafsson
    "The Mauler"
    16-2-0
  3. 3

    Daniel "DC" Cormier mmaweekly.com
    Daniel Cormier
    "DC"
    15-0-0
  4. 4

    "Sugar" Rashad Evans mmaweekly.com
    Rashad Evans
    "Sugar"
    19-3-1
  5. 5

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Johnson
    "Rumble"
    18-4-0
  6. 6

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  7. 7

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis mmaweekly.com
    Phil Davis
    "Mr. Wonderful"
    12-2-0, 1 NC
  8. 8

    Dan "Hendo" Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Dan Henderson
    "Hendo"
    30-12-0
  9. 9

    Ryan "Darth" Bader mmaweekly.com
    Ryan Bader
    "Darth"
    18-4-0
  10. 10

    Maurício "Shogun" Rua mmaweekly.com
    Maurício Rua
    "Shogun"
    22-9-0

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  1. Antônio Rogério "Minotouro" Nogueira | 21-6-0
  2. Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa | 14-1-0
  3. Ovince "OSP" St. Preux | 16-6-0
  4. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 23-7-1
  5. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  6. Rafael "Feijão" Cavalcante | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  7. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal | 12-4-0, 1 NC
  8. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  9. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2
  10. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-3-0, 1 NC

  11. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  12. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 14-8-0
  13. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  14. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  15. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 11-7-0, 1 NC
  16. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  17. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0
  18. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1
  19. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  20. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-10-0, 1 NC

  21. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  22. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  23. Liam McGeary | 8-0-0
  24. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  25. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-5-1
  26. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  27. Hans Stringer | 22-5-3
  28. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC
  29. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  30. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 17-3-0

  31. Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu | 18-6-1
  32. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-5-0, 1 NC
  33. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  34. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-2-0
  35. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  36. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  37. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 3-0-0
  38. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  39. Trevor Prangley | 33-10-1
  40. Myron Dennis | 10-2-0

  41. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  42. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  43. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  44. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  45. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  46. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  47. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  48. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  49. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  50. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0

  51. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  52. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-0, 2 NC
  53. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  54. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  55. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 17-6-0
  56. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  57. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  58. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  59. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  60. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC

  61. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  62. Clifford "Big Cat" Starks | 9-2-0
  63. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0
  64. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0
  65. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  66. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  67. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-0
  68. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  69. David "The Crow" Loiseau | 23-11-0
  70. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0

  71. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel | 38-16-1, 1 NC
  72. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0
  73. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0
  74. Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz | 8-3-0
  75. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 12-4-0
  76. Luis Fernando "Hulk" Miranda | 12-2-0
  77. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 26-14-0
  78. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli | 14-8-0
  79. Anthony "A-Train" Ruiz | 34-19-0
  80. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 15-12-0

  81. Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs | 11-3-0
  82. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  83. Volkan "Cousin" Oezdemir | 10-1-0
  84. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  85. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0
  86. Sylvain Potard | 6-3-0
  87. Matej Batinic | 14-1-0
  88. Dwayne "D-Bomb" Lewis | 15-9-0
  89. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 21-7-0
  90. Jake Butler | 4-1-0

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Top Light Heavies - 205 lbs., the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

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