11/18 MMA Light Heavyweight Division Rankings Top 25 *Updated 12/8*


MMA Light Heavyweight Division Rankings Top 25 

1. Jon Jones (17-1, 11-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Chael Sonnen #2 at MW

2. Dan Henderson (28-8, 6-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Lyoto Machida #5

3. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1, 7-1 UFC)

4. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-6, 6-4 UFC) 

5. Lyoto Machida (18-3, 10-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Dan Henderson #2

6. Rashad Evans (16-2-1, 11-2-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira #14 

7. Ryan Bader (14-3, 7-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Vladimir Matyushenko #21

8. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Glover Teixeira #15

9. Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2, 3-1-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Mike Kyle #20

10. Forrest Griffin (19-7, 10-5 UFC)  

11. Rafael Cavalcante (11-3, 4-2 Strikeforce) *Suspended a Year*

12. Phil Davis (10-1, 6-1 UFC)

13. Muhammad Lawal (8-1-1, 0-0 BFC)   

14. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5, 3-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Rashad Evans #5

15. Glover Teixeira (18-2, 2-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson #8

16. Thiago Silva (14-3, 5-3 UFC) *Suspended*

17. Renato Sobral (37-9, 1-0 One FC) 

18. Matt Hamil (11-4, 10-4 UFC) 

19. Anthony Johnson (14-4, 1-0 WSOF)

20. Mike Kyle (19-9-1, 3-4-1 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Gegard Mousasi #9

21. Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6, 7-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Ryan Bader #7

22. Ryan Jimmo (17-1, 1-0 UFC) 

23. James Te-Huna (15-5, 4-1 UFC) 

24. Stanislav Nedkov (12-0, 1-0 UFC)

25. Vinny Magalhaes (10-5-1, 1-2 UFC)

*NR = Not Ranked*

*The legend Chuck Liddell (21-8, 16-7 UFC) removed from the list due to Retirement*

*The legend Randy Couture (19-11, 16-8 UFC) removed from the list due to Retirement* 

*The legend Tito Ortiz (16-11-1, 15-11-1 UFC) removed from the list due to Retirement*

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