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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

    "Sugar" Rashad Evans mmaweekly.com
    Rashad Evans
    "Sugar"
    19-3-1
  7. 7

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  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. Maurício "Shogun" Rua | 22-10-0
  4. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 25-7-1
  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. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 15-8-0

  11. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2
  12. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-4-0, 1 NC
  13. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  14. Fábio "Caipira de Aço" Maldonado | 22-7-0
  15. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  16. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 18-11-1
  17. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  18. Liam McGeary | 9-0-0
  19. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  20. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC

  21. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0
  22. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  23. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  24. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  25. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-6-1
  26. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  27. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 4-0-0
  28. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 15-4-0, 1 NC
  29. Hans Stringer | 22-6-3
  30. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0

  31. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  32. "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar | 15-9-0
  33. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 18-6-0
  34. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  35. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  36. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  37. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  38. Stephan "T-800" Puetz | 11-1-0
  39. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  40. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-6-0, 1 NC

  41. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  42. Trevor Prangley | 34-11-1
  43. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 16-12-0
  44. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  45. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  46. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC
  47. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  48. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  49. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-1, 2 NC
  50. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0

  51. Alexandre Zaneti | 11-2-0
  52. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  53. Myron Dennis | 10-4-0
  54. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  55. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  56. Ken Hasegawa | 9-0-1
  57. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  58. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-11-0
  59. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  60. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0

  61. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  62. Leonardo Leite | 5-0-0
  63. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  64. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  65. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  66. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  67. Doo Hwan "Rhino Jongno" Kim | 8-2-0
  68. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  69. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  70. Dustin Jacoby | 10-4-0

  71. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  72. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  73. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-1
  74. Matt Thompson | 19-10-0
  75. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 6-2-0
  76. Guto Inocente | 6-4-0
  77. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  78. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  79. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  80. Nick Penner | 11-3-0

  81. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  82. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 13-4-0
  83. Lucio "Spartan" Linhares | 19-8-0
  84. Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen | 51-16-0
  85. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0
  86. Chris Dempsey | 10-2-0
  87. "All American" Brian Stann | 12-6-0
  88. Matej Batinić | 14-2-0
  89. Guilherme Viana | 6-1-0
  90. Razak "Razor" Al-Hassan | 12-4-0

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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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