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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"
    19-1-0
  2. 2

    Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson mmaweekly.com
    Alexander Gustafsson
    "The Mauler"
    16-2-0
  3. 3

    Glover Teixeira mmaweekly.com
  4. 4

    "Sugar" Rashad Evans mmaweekly.com
    Rashad Evans
    "Sugar"
    19-3-1
  5. 5

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis mmaweekly.com
    Phil Davis
    "Mr. Wonderful"
    12-1-0, 1 NC
  6. 6

    Dan "Hendo" Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Dan Henderson
    "Hendo"
    30-11-0
  7. 7

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua mmaweekly.com
    Mauricio Rua
    "Shogun"
    22-9-0
  8. 8

    Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira mmaweekly.com
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    "Minotoro"
    21-5-0
  9. 9

    Chael Sonnen mmaweekly.com
    Chael Sonnen
    28-14-1
  10. 10

    Ryan "Darth" Bader mmaweekly.com
    Ryan Bader
    "Darth"
    16-4-0

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  1. Daniel "DC" Cormier | 14-0-0
  2. Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa | 14-1-0
  3. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante | 12-4-0, 1 NC
  4. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 34-11-0
  5. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 23-7-1
  6. Ovince St. Preux | 15-5-0
  7. James Te Huna | 16-7-0
  8. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson | 16-4-0
  9. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-3-0
  10. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  11. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2
  12. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  13. Fabio Maldonado | 21-6-0
  14. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  15. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 14-8-0
  16. Vinny "Pezao" Magalhaes | 10-7-0, 1 NC
  17. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  18. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 8-3-0, 1 NC
  19. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  20. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0

  21. Gian Villante | 11-5-0
  22. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-10-0, 1 NC
  23. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  24. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  25. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  26. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-5-0, 1 NC
  27. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 17-3-0
  28. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0
  29. Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu | 18-6-1
  30. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  31. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 21-5-1
  32. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 16-4-0
  33. Hans Stringer | 22-5-3
  34. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  35. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  36. Cody Donovan | 8-4-0
  37. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0
  38. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  39. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  40. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0

  41. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  42. Trevor Prangley | 31-9-1
  43. Liam McGeary | 6-0-0
  44. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-5-0, 1 NC
  45. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-0, 2 NC
  46. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  47. Clifford "Big Cat" Starks | 9-2-0
  48. Myron Dennis | 10-2-0
  49. Linton Vassell | 13-3-0, 1 NC
  50. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-3-0

  51. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 20-8-0
  52. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  53. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  54. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0
  55. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0
  56. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel | 38-16-1, 1 NC
  57. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  58. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  59. Angel "The Dream" DeAnda | 11-3-0
  60. Kalib Starnes | 16-8-1

  61. Kelly Anundson | 7-2-0
  62. Wilson Gouveia | 14-8-0
  63. Patrick Cummins | 4-1-0
  64. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  65. Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz | 8-3-0
  66. Viktor Nemkov | 19-5-0
  67. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 16-11-1
  68. Tim Carpenter | 9-2-0
  69. Guto Inocente | 6-2-0
  70. Forrest Griffin | 19-7-0

  71. Eliot "The Fire" Marshall | 11-4-0
  72. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli | 14-8-0
  73. Jake Butler | 3-1-0
  74. Sean O'Connell | 15-5-0
  75. Luis Fernando "Hulk" Miranda | 12-1-0
  76. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-2-0
  77. David "The Crow" Loiseau | 23-10-0
  78. Volkan "Cousin" Oezdemir | 10-1-0
  79. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  80. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert | 26-13-0

  81. Marcos "Pezão" Rogério de Lima | 11-2-1
  82. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-3-0
  83. Renato "Babalu" Sobral | 37-11-0
  84. Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs | 11-3-0
  85. Sylvain Potard | 6-3-0
  86. "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar | 15-8-0
  87. Maxim Grishin | 17-6-0
  88. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 11-4-0
  89. Stephan Puetz | 10-1-0
  90. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0

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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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