The Light Heavyweight Division is a weight class in combat sports. The UFC Light Heavyweight Division limits between 186.1 lbs to 205 lbs (84 to 93 kg).
Current Light Heavyweight Champion
Jamahal Hill is the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 via unanimous decision.
Latest Results from UFC Light Heavyweight
|June 3, 2023||Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin||Decision (unanimous)||R3 (5:00)||Philipe Lins def. Maxim Grishin|
UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2023
|Rank||Fighter||Record||M||Win Streak||Result||Last fight||Next Fight|
|Win||UFC 283 Glover Teixeira||TBD|
|1||Jiří Procházka||29–3–1||13||Win||UFC 275 Glover Teixeira||TBD|
|2||Magomed Ankalaev||18–1–1||0||Draw||UFC 282 Jan Błachowicz||TBD|
|3||Jan Błachowicz||29–9–1||0||Draw||UFC 282 Magomed Ankalaev|
UFC 291 Alex Pereira
|4||Aleksandar Rakić||14–3||0||Loss||UFC on ESPN 36 Jan Błachowicz||TBD|
|5||Nikita Krylov||30–9||1||3||Win||UFC Fight Night 221 Ryan Spann||TBD|
|6||Johnny Walker||21–7||2||3||Win||UFC on ABC 4 Anthony Smith||TBD|
|7||Anthony Smith||36–18||−2||0||Loss||UFC on ABC 4 Johnny Walker||TBD|
|8||Volkan Oezdemir||18–7||0||Loss||UFC 280 Nikita Krylov||TBD|
|9||Paul Craig||16–6–1||0||Loss||UFC 283 Johnny Walker|
UFC on ESPN 49 André Muniz
|10||Ryan Spann||21–8||0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 221 Nikita Krylov||TBD|
|11||Azamat Murzakanov||13–0||13||Win||UFC on ESPN 44 Dustin Jacoby||TBD|
|12||Dominick Reyes||12–4||0||Loss||UFC 281 Ryan Spann||TBD|
|13 (T)||Khalil Rountree Jr.||11–5|
|3||Win||UFC Fight Night 213 Dustin Jacoby|
UFC 289 Chris Daukaus
|13 (T)||Jimmy Crute||12–3–1||0||Draw||UFC 284 Alonzo Menifield|
UFC 290 Alonzo Menifield
|15||Dustin Jacoby||18–7–1||0||Loss||UFC on ESPN 44 Azamat Murzakanov|
UFC Fight Night 225 Kennedy Nzechukwu
History of Light Heavyweight Class
The Light Heavyweight Title was known as the Middleweight Title before UFC 31 (May 4, 2001). In 2007, the Pride World Middleweight Championship was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Title when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Title has been held by the likes of Frank Shamrock, 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 eight times before being stripped of it 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. He defended it against Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, and Dominick Reyes before vacating it to move up to the Heavyweight division.
In his first title defense as champion, Glover Teixeira lost to Jiri Prochazka via rear-naked choke at UFC 275, making Jiri Prochazka the incumbent light heavyweight champion.
Jamahal Hill was crowned as the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Glover Teixeira at UFC 283. Hill is the first fighter in the UFC to become champion after appearing on the Dana White Contender Series.
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Last Updated On June 4, 2023