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- UFC Light Heavyweight Division
- UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
- UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2021
- 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 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 Champion: Jan Błachowicz [28–8]
|Rank||Fighter||Win/Loss Record||Last Fight||Next Fight|
|Champion||Jan Blachowicz||28-8||Defeated Israel Adesanya||TBD|
|1||Glover Teixeira||32–7||Defeated Thiago Santos||TBD|
|2||Jiří Procházka||28-3-1||Defeated Dominick Reyes||TBD|
|3||Aleksandar Rakić||14–2||Defeated Thiago Santos||TBD|
|4||Thiago Santos||21-9||Lost to Aleksandar Rakić||TBD|
|5||Dominick Reyes||12-3||Lost to Jiří Procházka||TBD|
|6||Anthony Smith||35–16||Defeated Jimmy Crute||TBD|
|7||Magomed Ankalaev||15–1||Defeated Nikita Krylov||TBD|
|8||Volkan Oezdemir||17-5||Lost to Jiří Procházka||TBD|
|9||Nikita Krylov||26–8||Lost to Magomed Ankalaev||TBD|
|10||Johnny Walker||18–5||Defeated Ryan Spann||TBD|
|11||Ryan Spann||19-6||Defeated Misha Cirkunov||TBD|
|12||Misha Cirkunov||15-6||Lost to Ryan Spann||TBD|
|13||Jimmy Crute||12-1||Lost to Anthony Smith||TBD|
|14||Paul Craig||14–4–1||Defeated Maurício Rua||Jamahal Hill (UFC 263)|
|15||Jamahal Hill||8-0, 1NC||Defeated Ovince Saint Preux||Paul Craig (UFC 263)|
UFC Weight Divisions
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