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UFC Light Heavyweight

Let's look at all you need to know about UFC Light Heavyweight Division


  1. UFC Light Heavyweight Division
  2. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
  3. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2020
  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 Jan Błachowicz [27–8].


UFC Light Heavyweight Champion


UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2020


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 ChampionJan Błachowicz [27–8]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Glover Teixeira32–7
2Thiago Santos21–8
3Dominick Reyes12–2
4Aleksandar Rakić13–2
5Jiří Procházka27–3–1
6Anthony Smith33–16
7Volkan Oezdemir17–5
8Nikita Krylov26–7
9Johnny Walker18–5
10Misha Cirkunov15–5
11Magomed Ankalaev14–1
12Ryan Spann18–6
13Jimmy Crute12–1
14Maurício Rua27–11–1
15Paul Craig13–4–1


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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