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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

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  6. 6

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Johnson
    "Rumble"
    18-4-0
  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. Ovince "OSP" St. Preux | 16-6-0
  3. Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa | 14-1-0
  4. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  5. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 24-7-1
  6. Rafael "Feijão" Cavalcante | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  7. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal | 13-4-0, 1 NC
  8. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  9. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  10. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2

  11. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-3-0, 1 NC
  12. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 14-8-0
  13. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  14. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  15. Liam McGeary | 9-0-0
  16. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  17. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  18. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  19. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0
  20. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1

  21. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  22. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-6-1
  23. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  24. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  25. Hans Stringer | 22-5-3
  26. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  27. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  28. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 17-3-0
  29. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  30. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  31. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  32. Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu | 18-6-1
  33. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  34. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  35. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 21-7-0
  36. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-5-0, 1 NC
  37. Trevor Prangley | 33-11-1
  38. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  39. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  40. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0

  41. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0
  42. Myron Dennis | 10-4-0
  43. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  44. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  45. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  46. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  47. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  48. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  49. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  50. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0

  51. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 4-0-0
  52. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  53. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  54. Leonardo Leite | 5-0-0
  55. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  56. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-0, 2 NC
  57. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 18-6-0
  58. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  59. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  60. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0

  61. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-0
  62. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  63. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  64. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  65. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  66. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-11-0
  67. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0
  68. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0
  69. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0
  70. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0

  71. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 12-4-0
  72. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0
  73. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0
  74. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  75. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  76. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  77. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  78. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 15-12-0
  79. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  80. Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz | 8-3-0

  81. Razak "Razor" Al-Hassan | 12-4-0
  82. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  83. Luis Fernando "Hulk" Miranda | 12-2-0
  84. Tim Carpenter | 9-2-0
  85. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 26-14-0
  86. David "The Crow" Loiseau | 23-11-0
  87. "All American" Brian Stann | 12-6-0
  88. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli | 14-8-0
  89. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0
  90. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel | 38-16-1, 1 NC

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