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UFC Light Heavyweight

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).


  1. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2022
  2. UFC Weight Divisions



UFC 275: Teixeira v Prochazka



UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2022


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.


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.


Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: Jiri Prochazka [29-3]


RankFightersRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CGlover Teixeira33–7-6 (0 def)WinUFC 267 Jan BłachowiczUFC 275 Jiří Procházka
1Jan Błachowicz28–9-0LossUFC 267 Glover TeixeiraUFC on ESPN 36 Aleksandar Rakić
2Jiří Procházka28–3–1-12WinUFC on ESPN 23 Dominick ReyesUFC 275 Glover Teixeira
3Aleksandar Rakić14–2-2WinUFC 259 Thiago SantosUFC on ESPN 36 Jan Błachowicz
4Magomed Ankalaev17–1-8WinUFC Fight Night 203 Thiago SantosTBD
5Anthony Smith36–16-3WinUFC Fight Night 192 Ryan SpannTBD
6Thiago Santos22–10-0LossUFC Fight Night 203 Magomed AnkalaevTBD
7Dominick Reyes12–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 23 Jiří ProcházkaTBD
8Paul Craig16–4–1-4WinUFC Fight Night 204 Nikita KrylovTBD
9Volkan Oezdemir17–6-0LossUFC 267 Magomed AnkalaevTBD
10Jamahal Hill10–1 (1 NC)-2WinUFC Fight Night 201 Johnny WalkerTBD
11Nikita Krylov26–9-0LossUFC Fight Night 204 Paul CraigUFC Fight Night 212 Alexander Gustafsson
12Johnny Walker18–7-0LossUFC Fight Night 201 Jamahal HillTBD
13Ryan Spann19–7-0LossUFC Fight Night 192 Anthony SmithUFC on ESPN 36 Ion Cuțelaba
14Jimmy Crute12–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 33 Jamahal HillTBD
15Dustin Jacoby17–5–1-3WinUFC 272 Michał OleksiejczukUFC Fight Night 211 Da Un Jung


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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* Last Updated April 13th, 2022

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