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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

    Ryan "Darth" Bader mmaweekly.com
    Ryan Bader
    "Darth"
    18-4-0
  9. 9

    Dan "Hendo" Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Dan Henderson
    "Hendo"
    30-12-0
  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. 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. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  9. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  10. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2

  11. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 18-3-0
  12. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-4-0, 1 NC
  13. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 14-8-0
  14. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  15. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  16. Liam McGeary | 9-0-0
  17. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  18. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  19. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1
  20. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0

  21. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  22. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  23. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-6-1
  24. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  25. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  26. Hans Stringer | 22-5-3
  27. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  28. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 21-7-0
  29. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  30. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  31. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  32. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  33. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  34. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  35. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  36. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 18-6-0
  37. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  38. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-6-0, 1 NC
  39. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  40. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 4-0-0

  41. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0
  42. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  43. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  44. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  45. Trevor Prangley | 33-11-1
  46. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  47. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  48. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-1, 2 NC
  49. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  50. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0

  51. Myron Dennis | 10-4-0
  52. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  53. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  54. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  55. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  56. Leonardo Leite | 5-0-0
  57. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 16-12-0
  58. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  59. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-1
  60. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0

  61. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  62. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  63. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  64. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  65. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  66. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0
  67. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  68. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-11-0
  69. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 13-4-0
  70. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0

  71. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0
  72. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  73. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  74. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0
  75. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0
  76. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  77. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0
  78. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  79. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 26-14-0
  80. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0

  81. Matej Batinic | 14-1-0
  82. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  83. Lucio "Spartan" Linhares | 19-8-0
  84. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  85. Razak "Razor" Al-Hassan | 12-4-0
  86. Tim Carpenter | 9-2-0
  87. Dustin Jacoby | 10-4-0
  88. Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen | 51-16-0
  89. "All American" Brian Stann | 12-6-0
  90. Chris Dempsey | 10-2-0

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