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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

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Johnson
    "Rumble"
    18-4-0
  5. 5

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis mmaweekly.com
    Phil Davis
    "Mr. Wonderful"
    13-2-0, 1 NC
  6. 6

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  7. 7

    "Sugar" Rashad Evans mmaweekly.com
    Rashad Evans
    "Sugar"
    19-3-1
  8. 8

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

    Ovince "OSP" St. Preux
    Ovince St. Preux
    "OSP"
    17-6-0
  10. 10

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

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  1. Antônio Rogério "Minotouro" Nogueira | 21-6-0
  2. Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa | 14-1-0
  3. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 25-7-1
  4. Maurício "Shogun" Rua | 22-10-0
  5. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  6. Rafael "Feijão" Cavalcante | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  7. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal | 14-4-0, 1 NC
  8. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  9. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 18-3-0
  10. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2

  11. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-4-0, 1 NC
  12. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 15-8-0
  13. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 18-11-1
  14. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 22-7-0
  15. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  16. Liam McGeary | 9-0-0
  17. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  18. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  19. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  20. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC

  21. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0
  22. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 5-0-0
  23. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  24. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  25. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-6-1
  26. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  27. "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar | 15-9-0
  28. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 15-4-0, 1 NC
  29. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  30. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 14-4-0

  31. Hans Stringer | 22-6-3
  32. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  33. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 18-6-0
  34. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  35. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  36. Stephan "T-800" Puetz | 12-1-0
  37. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  38. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 22-9-1
  39. Roger Gracie | 7-2-0
  40. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0

  41. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 16-12-0
  42. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  43. Alexandre Zaneti | 11-2-0
  44. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-1, 2 NC
  45. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-6-0, 1 NC
  46. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  47. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  48. Trevor Prangley | 34-11-1
  49. Ken Hasegawa | 9-0-1
  50. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0

  51. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  52. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 6-2-0
  53. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  54. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  55. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  56. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  57. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0
  58. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC
  59. Doo Hwan "Rhino Jongno" Kim | 8-2-0
  60. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0

  61. Myron Dennis | 10-4-0
  62. Leonardo Leite | 5-0-0
  63. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  64. Dustin Jacoby | 10-4-0
  65. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-1
  66. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-12-0
  67. Matt Thompson | 19-10-0
  68. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  69. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  70. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0

  71. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  72. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  73. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 13-4-0
  74. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-2-0
  75. Maciej "Sowa" Browarski | 12-6-0
  76. Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen | 51-16-0
  77. Chris Dempsey | 10-2-0
  78. Lucio "Spartan" Linhares | 19-8-0
  79. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  80. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0

  81. "All American" Brian Stann | 12-6-0
  82. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  83. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  84. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  85. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  86. Jared "The Messenger" Hamman | 14-6-0
  87. Guilherme Viana | 6-1-0
  88. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  89. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 27-14-0
  90. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 10-2-0, 1 NC

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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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