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UFC Light Heavyweight

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  1. UFC Light Heavyweight Division
  2. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
  3. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2021
  4. UFC Weight Divisions


How much do you have to weigh to be a Light Heavyweight?


The Light Heavyweight Division is a weight class in combat sports. The UFC Light Heavyweight Division limits between 186.1 lb to 205 lb (84 to 93 kg).


Who is the Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion?


The current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is Jan Błachowicz [28–8].


UFC 259 Press Conference



UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2021


The Light Heavyweight Title was known as the Middleweight Title prior to UFC 31 (May 4, 2001). In 2007, the Pride World Middleweight Championship was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Title on when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.


The UFC Light Heavyweight Title has been held by the likes of Frank Shemrock, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Forest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, and Mauricio Rua.


At UFC 128, Jon Jones won the Light Heavyweight Title for the first time in his career after defeating Mauricio Rua. Jones held the title for 1501 days and defended it 8 times before being stripped off the title due to a hit and run issue. Daniel Cormier won the vacant belt by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.


Cormier, who became the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously and is the first to defend them in two divisions, vacated his Light Heavyweight Championship 174 days after winning the Heavyweight title. Jon Jones won the vacant belt for the second time in his career after defeating Alexander Gustafsson and defended it against Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes before vacating it to move upto the Heavyweight division.


Jan Blachowicz became the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Dominick Reyes at UFC 253.


In his first title defence, Jan faced UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Jan defeated Adesanya via unanimous decision at UFC 259 on March 6, 2021 and remains the Light Heavyweight champion.


Current UFC Light Heavyweight ChampionJan Błachowicz [28–8]


RankFighterWin/Loss RecordLast FightNext Fight
ChampionJan Blachowicz28-8Defeated Israel AdesanyaTBD
1Glover Teixeira32–7Defeated Thiago SantosTBD
2Jiří Procházka28-3-1Defeated Dominick ReyesTBD
3Aleksandar Rakić14–2Defeated Thiago SantosTBD
4Thiago Santos21-9Lost to Aleksandar RakićTBD
5Dominick Reyes12-3Lost to Jiří ProcházkaTBD
6Anthony Smith35–16Defeated Jimmy CruteTBD
7Magomed Ankalaev15–1Defeated Nikita KrylovTBD
8Volkan Oezdemir17-5Lost to Jiří ProcházkaTBD
9Nikita Krylov26–8Lost to Magomed AnkalaevTBD
10Johnny Walker18–5Defeated Ryan SpannTBD
11Ryan Spann19-6Defeated Misha CirkunovTBD
12Misha Cirkunov15-6Lost to Ryan SpannTBD
13Jimmy Crute12-1Lost to Anthony SmithTBD
14Paul Craig14–4–1Defeated Maurício RuaJamahal Hill (UFC 263)
15Jamahal Hill8-0, 1NCDefeated Ovince Saint PreuxPaul Craig (UFC 263)


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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