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phisei
phisei
5th Degree Black Belt
Member Since 2011.08.04

My MMA Rankings

Top Light Heavyweight MMA Fighters

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Based mostly on wins and not on performance or should haves (i.e. controversial decisions). Ryan Bader missing due to heavyweight grand prix. Was ranked 2. Alexander Gustafsson retired June 2019 (ranked 11). Jimi Manuwa retired June 2019 (ranked 12). Patrick Cummins retired December 2019 (ranked 22). Ilir Latifi moved to the HW division February 2020 (ranked 12).

  1. 1

    Jon "Bones" Jones
    Jon Jones
    "Bones"
    26-1-0, 1 NC
    The UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Jones claimed the vacant title when he returned at UFC 232 and defeated Alexander Gustafsson by TKO. Jones defended his title at UFC 235 against Anthony Smith. He dominated Smith for five rounds to a unanimous decision win. Jones defended his title against Thiago Santos at UFC 239. He won the fight by split decision. Jones defended his title at UFC 247 against Dominick Reyes. Jones defeated Reyes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his title.
  2. 2

    Vadim Nemkov
    Vadim Nemkov
    12-2-0
    Nemkov fought Liam McGeary at Bellator 194. He won the fight by TKO due to leg kicks. He faced Phil Davis at Bellator 209. Nemkov defeated Davis by split decision after three rounds. Nemkov returned at Bellator 230 against Rafael Carvalho. He submitted Carvalho with a rear-naked choke in the second round. Nemkov will face Ryan Bader at Bellator 242.
  3. 3

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis
    Phil Davis
    "Mr. Wonderful"
    21-5-0, 1 NC
    Davis took on Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 209. He lost the fight by split decision. Davis returned at Bellator 220 against Liam McGeary in a rematch. He beat McGeary again, this time by TKO. Davis returned at Bellator 231 against Karl Albrektsson. He TKO'd Albrektsson in the third round with punches and elbows.
  4. 4

    Jan Błachowicz
    Jan Błachowicz
    26-8-0
    Blachowicz welcomed Luke Rockhold to the light heavyweight division at UFC 239. He knocked out Rockhold in the second round. Blachowicz this time welcomed Ronaldo Souza to the light heavyweight division at UFC on ESPN+ 22. He defeated Souza by split decision after five rounds. Blachowicz fought a rematch with Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25. Blachowicz won the fight this time around, defeating Anderson by knockout in the first round.
  5. 5

    Corey "Overtime" Anderson
    Corey Anderson
    "Overtime"
    13-5-0
    Anderson faced Ilir Latifi next at UFC 232. Anderson defeated Latifi by unanimous decision. Anderson competed at UFC 244 against Johnny Walker. He won the fight by TKO in the first round. Anderson headlined UFC on ESPN+ 25 against Jan Blachowicz in a rematch. Anderson lost to Blachowicz by knockout in the first round.
  6. 6

    Anthony "Lionheart" Smith
    Anthony Smith
    "Lionheart"
    33-14-0
    Smith headlined UFN 138 against Volkan Oezdemir. After losing the first two rounds, Smith stormed back for the third round submission win. Smith faced Jon Jones at UFC 235 for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. He lost the one-sided fight by unanimous decision. Smith made a quick turnaround when he headlined UFC on ESPN+ 10 against Alexander Gustafsson. He submitted Gustafsson with a rear-naked choke in the fourth round. Smith will return at UFC on ESPN+ 31 against Glover Teixeira.
  7. 7

    Glover Teixeira
    Glover Teixeira
    30-7-0
    Teixeira was set to co-headline UFN 134 against Ilir Latifi, however, Latifi withdrew due to injury.Teixeira instead faced Corey Anderson. Teixeira lost a unanimous decision after three rounds. He was set to headline UFN 137 against Jimi Manuwa, however, he withdrew due to injury. Teixeira returned at UFC on ESPN+ 1 against Karl Roberson. He submitted Roberson in the first round with an arm-triangle choke. Teixeira faced Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN 3. He submitted Cutelaba with a rear-naked choke in the first round. Teixeira faced Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16. He defeated Krylov by split decision after three rounds. Teixeira will fight Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 31.
  8. 8

    Dominick "The Devastator" Reyes
    Dominick Reyes
    "The Devastator"
    12-1-0
    Reyes fought Ovince St. Preux at UFC 229. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Reyes faced Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 5. He defeated Oezdemir by split decision. Reyes headlined UFC on ESPN 6 against Chris Weidman. He knocked out Weidman in the first round to get the victory. Reyes faced Jon Jones at UFC 247 for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. He lost the fight to Jones by unanimous decision.
  9. 9

    Volkan "No Time" Oezdemir
    Volkan Oezdemir
    "No Time"
    17-4-0
    Oezdemir returned at UFC on ESPN+ 5 against Dominick Reyes. He lost the fight by split decision after three rounds. He was set to face Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 10, however, Latifit withdrew a few days before the fight. They were rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 5 where Oezdemir defeated Latifi by knockout in the second round. Oezdemir faced Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23. He won the fight by split decision.
  10. 10

    Thiago "Marreta" Santos
    Thiago Santos
    "Marreta"
    21-7-0
    Santos fought Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231. He defeated Manuwa by knockout in the second round. Santos headlined UFC on ESPN+ 3 against Jan Blachowicz. He won the fight by TKO in the third round. Santos faced Jon Jones at UFC 239. He lost the fight by split decision after five rounds.
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  12. 11

    Aleksandar Rakić
    Aleksandar Rakić
    12-2-0
    Rakic faced Devin Clark at UFC 231. He defeated Clark by TKO in the first round. Rakic faced Jimi Manuwa at UFC on ESPN+ 10. He defeated Manuwa by knockout in the first round. Rakic faced Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 23. He lost the fight by split decision.
  13. 12

    Nikita "The Miner" Krylov
    Nikita Krylov
    "The Miner"  |  27-7-0
    Krylov fought a rematch against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 236. Krylov defeated St. Preux this time, submitting him with a rear-naked choke. Krylov faced Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 16. He lost the fight to Teixeira by split decision. He faced Johnny Walker at UFC on ESPN+ 28. He defeated Walker by unanimous decision.
  14. 13

    Maurício "Shogun" Rua
    Maurício Rua
    "Shogun"  |  26-11-1
    Rua was set to return at UFN 134 against Volkan Oezdemir, however, Oezdemir withdrew due to injury. Rua instead faced Anthony Smith. He lost the fight by knockout in the first round. Rua returned at UFN 142 against Tyson Pedro. He defeated Pedro by TKO in the third round. Rua returned from another layoff at UFC on ESPN+ 22 against Paul Craig. They fought to a split draw after three rounds. Rua will engage in a rubber match against Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 250.
  15. 14

    Johnny Walker
    Johnny Walker
    17-5-0
    Walker fought Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235. He won the fight by TKO due to a flying knee and follow up punches. Walker faced Corey Anderson at UFC 244. He lost the fight to Anderson by TKO in the first round. Walker fought Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 28. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
  16. 15

    Misha Cirkunov
    Misha Cirkunov
    15-5-0
    Cirkunov returned at UFN 138 against Patrick Cummins. He won the fight by submission due to an arm-triangle choke. Cirkunov faced Johnny Walker at UFC 235. He was defeated by TKO due to a flying knee and follow up punches. Cirkunov faced Jimmy Crute at UFC on ESPN+ 16. He submitted Crute with a Peruvian necktie in the first round.
  17. 16

    Liam McGeary
    Liam McGeary
    13-4-0
    McGeary returned at Bellator 194 against Vadim Nemkov. He lost the fight by TKO due to leg kicks. McGeary returned at Bellator 211 against Muhammed Lawal. He knocked out Lawal in the third round. McGeary faced Phil Davis at Bellator 220 in a rematch. He lost to Davis again, this time by TKO.
  18. 17

    Ovince "OSP" St. Preux
    Ovince St. Preux
    "OSP"  |  24-13-0
    St. Preux faced Dominick Reyes at UFC 229. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. St. Preux was set to face Misha Cirkunov next at UFC 235, however, he withdrew due to injury. St. Preux engaged in a rematch against Nikita Krylov at UFC 236. He lost the fight this time around, tapping out to a rear-naked choke. St. Preux returned at UFC on ESPN+ 18 against Michal Oleksiejczuk. He submitted Oleksiejczuk with a Von Flue choke. He was set to face Ryan Spann next at UFC 247, however, the bout was cancelled. He will instead face Shamil Gamzatov at UFC on ESPN+ 31.
  19. 18

    Ryan "Superman" Spann
    Ryan Spann
    "Superman"  |  17-5-0
    Spann fought Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 237. He defeated Nogueira by TKO in the first round. Spann fought Devin Clark at UFC on ESPN+ 19. He submitted Clark with a guillotine choke in the second round. Spann was set to face Ovince St. Preux at UFC 247, however, the bout fell through. Spann was instead set to face Paul Craig at UFC on ESPN+ 29, however, the entire event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
  20. 19

    Ed "Short Fuse" Herman
    Ed Herman
    "Short Fuse"  |  24-14-0, 1 NC
    Herman fought Patrick Cummins at UFC on ESPN+ 10. He defeated Cummins by TKO due to a knee and punches. Herman faced Khadis Ibragimov at UFC on ESPN+ 21. He defeated Ibragimov by unanimous decision. Herman will face Da Un Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 32.
  21. 20

    Antônio Rogério "Minotouro" Nogueira
    Antônio Rogério Nogueira
    "Minotouro"  |  23-9-0
    Nogueira fought Ryan Spann at UFC 237. He lost the fight by knockout in the first round. Nogueira will face Mauricio Rua for a third time at UFC 250.
  22. 21

    "The Brute" Jimmy Crute
    Jimmy Crute
    "The Brute"  |  11-1-0
  23. 22

    Michał "Lord" Oleksiejczuk
    Michał Oleksiejczuk
    "Lord"  |  14-4-0, 1 NC
  24. 23

    Shamil "Umar" Gamzatov
    Shamil Gamzatov
    "Umar"  |  14-0-0
  25. 24

    Klidson "Russian Terror" Abreu
    Klidson Abreu
    "Russian Terror"  |  15-4-0
  26. 25

    Gian Villante
    Gian Villante
    17-11-0
  27. 26

    "Smilin" Sam Alvey
    Sam Alvey
    "Smilin"  |  33-13-0, 1 NC
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