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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
  4. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC Light Heavyweight Division


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


UFC Light Heavyweight Champion


The current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is Jon Jones.



UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2019


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. However, after being stripped off the title, Daniel Cormier won the belt by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.


At UFC 232, Jon Jones became a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, following his return to Octagon competition.


Current UFC Light Heavyweight ChampionJon Jones [26–1]


RankFighterRecord
1Dominick Reyes12–1
2Thiago Santos21–7
3Jan Błachowicz26–8
4Corey Anderson13–5
5Glover Teixeira31–7
6Anthony Smith32–15
7Volkan Oezdemir17–4
8Alexander Gustafsson18–6
9Aleksandar Rakić12–2
10Nikita Krylov26–7
11Johnny Walker17–5
12Misha Cirkunov15–5
13Ryan Spann18–5
14Magomed Ankalaev14–1
15Maurício Rua26–11–1


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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Alexander Gustafsson confirms his return to the UFC

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Dominick Reyes claims that Jon Jones is avoiding a rematch against him

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Jon Jones shares important message regarding mental health of children 

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Paulo Costa: "Sorry Jon Jones, I will erase Israel Adesanya in 2020. Stay retired."

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Alexander Gustafsson planning return; might move up to heavyweight 

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Jan Blachowicz claims Jon Jones won't vacate his UFC light heavyweight title; believes he is next in line for title shot

Dana White: "Jon Jones has made enough money from fighting; he's now in the position to retire and never fight again"

Dana White: "Jon Jones has made enough money from fighting; he's now in the position to retire and never fight again"

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MMA fighters react to Jon Jones saying he'll be vacating the UFC title.

Breaking: Jon Jones bids adieu to UFC; vacates his light heavyweight title 

Breaking: Jon Jones bids adieu to UFC; vacates his light heavyweight title 

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Will Jon Jones walk away from UFC?

Jon Jones: I never asked for an absurd amount of money.

Jon Jones: I never asked for an absurd amount of money.

Dana White says Jon Jones demanded an 'absurd amount of money' for Francis Ngannou fight

Dana White says Jon Jones demanded an 'absurd amount of money' for Francis Ngannou fight

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Jon Jones' situation sheds light on the unequal relationship between the UFC and its fighters

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Jan Blachowicz mocks Jon Jones' arrest, pushing for a title fight against the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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