UFC’s Light Heavyweight Wishlist

Joe Silva has to be pleased with his light heavyweight wishlish, which is shrinking. It was a struggle to come up with a top ten. Seriously, there are probably on 5 or so established fighters on such a wishlist. There could be 5-10 more that the UFC would sign and 5-10 up and coming prospects. Oh, the number one guy on this list is strongly rumored to be already headed to the UFC, but I had to include him here. When you look at such a list you realize how deep this division really is.

UFC’s Light Heavyweight Wishlist

Rank Name Affiliation Likelihood of Signing
1 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Free Agent Almost Certain
2 Gegard Mousasi Strikeforce Medium
3 Renato “Babalu” Sobral Strikeforce Low/Medium
4 Muhammad Lawal M-1 Medium/Low
5 Glover Teixiera ? Medium/High
6 Mamed Khalidov KSW Medium
7 Rameau Sokoudjou DREAM Low
8 Mike Whitehead Strikeforce Low
9 Fabio Maldonado PFC Medium/High
10 Ricardo Arona ? Low/Medium
Others: Trevor Prangley, Jared Hamman, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and Bobby Southworth
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