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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

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Johnson
    "Rumble"
    18-4-0
  6. 6

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  7. 7

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis mmaweekly.com
    Phil Davis
    "Mr. Wonderful"
    13-2-0, 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 | 25-7-1
  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. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  9. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 18-3-0
  10. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2

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

  21. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  22. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  23. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  24. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-6-1
  25. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0
  26. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  27. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 15-4-0, 1 NC
  28. Hans Stringer | 22-6-3
  29. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-3-0
  30. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0

  31. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  32. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  33. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 18-6-0
  34. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  35. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC
  36. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  37. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0
  38. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  39. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 4-0-0
  40. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-6-0, 1 NC

  41. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  42. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  43. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  44. Trevor Prangley | 33-11-1
  45. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  46. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-1, 2 NC
  47. Ronny Markes | 15-3-0
  48. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  49. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  50. Myron Dennis | 10-4-0

  51. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  52. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  53. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 16-12-0
  54. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  55. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  56. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  57. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0
  58. Leonardo Leite | 5-0-0
  59. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  60. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0

  61. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  62. Alexey Butorin | 8-0-0
  63. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-1
  64. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  65. Alexandre Zaneti | 11-2-0
  66. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  67. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  68. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  69. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0
  70. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 13-4-0

  71. James "The Hammer" McSweeney | 14-11-0
  72. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0
  73. Keith Berish | 5-0-0, 1 NC
  74. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0
  75. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0
  76. Dustin Jacoby | 10-4-0
  77. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0
  78. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  79. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0
  80. Matej Batinic | 14-1-0

  81. Chris Dempsey | 10-2-0
  82. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 26-14-0
  83. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0
  84. Lucio "Spartan" Linhares | 19-8-0
  85. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  86. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 7-1-0, 1 NC
  87. Razak "Razor" Al-Hassan | 12-4-0
  88. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  89. Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen | 51-16-0
  90. Tim Carpenter | 9-2-0

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