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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. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 24-7-1
  5. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  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. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-3-0, 1 NC

  11. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2
  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. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  19. Liam McGeary | 9-0-0
  20. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0

  21. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1
  22. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  23. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  24. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-5-1
  25. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  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. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  33. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  34. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  35. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  36. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  37. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  38. Trevor Prangley | 33-10-1
  39. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  40. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1

  41. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 4-0-0
  42. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  43. Myron Dennis | 10-3-0
  44. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  45. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  46. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0
  47. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-5-0, 1 NC
  48. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  49. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  50. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 21-7-0

  51. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  52. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  53. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  54. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  55. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-0, 2 NC
  56. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  57. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  58. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  59. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  60. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 17-6-0

  61. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-0
  62. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  63. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  64. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0
  65. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  66. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  67. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-11-0
  68. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  69. Clifford "Big Cat" Starks | 9-2-0
  70. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0

  71. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0
  72. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  73. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 12-4-0
  74. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  75. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli | 14-8-0
  76. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  77. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 15-12-0
  78. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  79. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  80. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0

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

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