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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"
    12-2-0, 1 NC
  8. 8

    Dan "Hendo" Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Dan Henderson
    "Hendo"
    30-12-0
  9. 9

    Ryan "Darth" Bader mmaweekly.com
    Ryan Bader
    "Darth"
    18-4-0
  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. Ovince "OSP" St. Preux | 16-6-0
  3. Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa | 14-1-0
  4. Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton | 23-7-1
  5. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  6. Rafael "Feijão" Cavalcante | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  7. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal | 12-4-0, 1 NC
  8. Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo | 19-4-0
  9. Attila "Pumukli" Vegh | 29-5-2
  10. Ilir "The Sledgehammer" Latifi | 9-3-0, 1 NC

  11. Thiago Silva | 16-3-0, 2 NC
  12. Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh | 14-8-0
  13. Patrick "Durkin" Cummins | 6-1-0
  14. Gian Villante | 12-5-0
  15. Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac | 25-11-0, 1 NC
  16. Vinny "Pezão" Magalhães | 11-7-0, 1 NC
  17. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1
  18. Mikhail Zayats | 22-8-0
  19. Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran | 15-10-0, 1 NC
  20. Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov | 17-4-0

  21. Robert Drysdale | 6-0-0, 1 NC
  22. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  23. Mike "MAK" Kyle | 20-11-1, 2 NC
  24. Jason "The Hitman" Brilz | 22-5-1
  25. Liam McGeary | 8-0-0
  26. Hans Stringer | 22-5-3
  27. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong | 2-0-0
  28. "Książę Cieszyński" Jan Błachowicz | 17-3-0
  29. Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu | 18-6-1
  30. Jacob "The Psycho" Noe | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  31. "Crossface" Kelly Anundson | 9-2-0
  32. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko | 27-8-0
  33. Francimar "Bodão" Barroso | 16-4-0
  34. Sean "The Real OC" O'Connell | 15-6-0
  35. Goran "Ghost" Reljic | 13-4-0
  36. Luiz "Banha" Cané | 14-5-0, 1 NC
  37. Trevor Prangley | 33-10-1
  38. Linton "The Swarm" Vassell | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  39. Myron Dennis | 10-2-0
  40. Cody Donovan | 8-5-0

  41. Jason Jones | 20-10-0
  42. Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate | 19-10-1
  43. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander | 16-10-0, 2 NC
  44. Rodney "Sho Nuff the Master" Wallace | 21-9-1
  45. Tom DeBlass | 9-2-0
  46. Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello | 33-16-0
  47. Corey "Beastin 25/8" Anderson | 3-0-0
  48. Wagner "Caldeirão" Prado | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  49. Aaron Rosa | 17-6-0
  50. Roger "The Hulk" Hollett | 13-5-0

  51. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  52. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill | 11-5-0
  53. Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury | 11-6-0, 1 NC
  54. Viktor Nemkov | 20-5-0
  55. Egidijus Valavicius | 27-11-0
  56. Clifford "Big Cat" Starks | 9-2-0
  57. Philipe Lins "Monstro" | 9-1-0
  58. Stephan Puetz | 11-1-0
  59. Virgil "RezDog" Zwicker | 12-4-0
  60. Carlos "Cachorrão" Eduardo | 11-4-0

  61. Maxim "Maximus" Grishin | 17-6-0
  62. "The Beast From The East" Pat Walsh | 5-1-0
  63. Marcus "Caveman" Vanttinen | 24-5-0
  64. Steve "The Boss" Bossé | 10-1-0
  65. Raphael "Noodle" Davis | 13-3-0
  66. Tomasz "Żyrafa" Narkun | 9-1-0
  67. Dan "Dragon" Spohn | 8-4-0
  68. Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira | 13-2-1, 1 NC
  69. "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli | 6-1-0, 1 NC
  70. Joachim Christensen | 10-3-0

  71. Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury | 5-2-0
  72. "The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski | 26-12-1
  73. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel | 38-16-1, 1 NC
  74. Ricardo Romero | 11-3-0
  75. Nick Penner | 11-3-0
  76. Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz | 8-3-0
  77. Abdul-Kerim Edilov | 12-4-0
  78. David "The Crow" Loiseau | 23-11-0
  79. Tim Carpenter | 9-2-0
  80. Jake Butler | 4-1-0

  81. Volkan "Cousin" Oezdemir | 10-1-0
  82. Matt "Gutter" Van Buren | 6-3-0
  83. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert | 26-13-0
  84. Luis Fernando "Hulk" Miranda | 12-2-0
  85. "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | 15-12-0
  86. Antony "Wild Thing" Rea | 26-14-0
  87. Razak "Razor" Al-Hassan | 12-4-0
  88. Anthony "A-Train" Ruiz | 34-19-0
  89. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli | 14-8-0
  90. Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs | 11-3-0

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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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