8/29 MMA Light Heavyweight Division Rankings Top 25


8/29 MMA Light Heavyweight Division Rankings Top 25

Quick Note: Rafael Cavalcante beat Muhammad Lawal, Cavalcante moves up to #9, and Lawal drops to #10.

1. Maurico Rua (19-4, 3-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Rashad Evans

2. Rashad Evans (15-1-1, 10-1-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Maurico Rua

3. Lyoto Machida (16-1, 8-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (11/20)

4. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (30-8, 5-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Lyoto Machida (11/20)

5. Anderson Silva (26-4, 11-0 UFC – 2-0 in Light Heavyweight bouts)

6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-3, 2-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Ryan Bader (9/25)

7. Forrest Griffin (17-6, 8-4 UFC)

8. Jon Jones (11-1, 5-1 UFC)

9. Rafael Cavalcante (10-2, 3-1 Strikeforce)

10. Muhammad Lawal (7-1, 2-1 Strikeforce)

11. Gegard Mousasi (29-3-1, 1-0 DREAM) *Next Fight: Tatsuya Mizuno (9/25)

12. Thiago Silva (14-2, 5-2 UFC)

13. Rich Franklin (28-5, 12-4 UFC)

14. Ryan Bader (11-0, 4-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (9/25)

15. Randy Couture (19-10, 16-7 UFC)

16. Dan Henderson (25-8, 0-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Possibly Renato Sobral

17. Vitor Belfort (19-8, 8-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Yushin Okami *Middleweight Bout

18. Renato Sobral (36-8, 2-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Possibly Dan Henderson

19. Matt Hamill (9-2, 8-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Tito Ortiz (10/23)

20. Vladimir Matyushenko (24-5, 5-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Jason Brilz (11/13)

21. Cyrille Diabate (16-6-1, 1-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Alexander Gustafsson (10/16)

22. Ryan Jimmo (13-1, 7-1 MaximumFC)

23. Stanislav Nedkov (11-0, 1-0 BMMAF) *Next Fight: Steve Cantwell (10/16) *UFC Debut

24. Phil Davis (7-0, 3-0 UFC)

25. Luis Arthur Cane (10-3, 3-3 UFC)

Honorable Mention

Chuck Liddell (21-8, 16-7 UFC)

Brandon Vera (11-5, 7-5 UFC)

Ricardo Arona (14-5, 1-0 BCN)

Tito Ortiz (15-7-1, 14-7-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Matt Hamill (10/23)

Mike Kyle (17-7-1, 1-0 Strikeforce)

Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1, 3-5 UFC)

Raphael Davis (9-1, 1-0 BellatorFC)

Keith Jardine (15-8-1, 6-7 UFC) *Next Fight: Trevor Prangley (9/11) *Shark Fight Debut

Jason Brilz (18-3-1, 3-2 UFC) *Next Fight:Vladimir Matyushenko (11/13)

Roger Gracie (3-0, 1-0 Strikeforce)

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (9-6, 1-0 Impact FC) *Next Fight: Houston Alexander (9/11)

Tim Boetsch (12-3, 3-2 UFC)

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