MMA Planet’s Light Heavyweight Rankings

This division is super talented. Now the division appears to have a consensus number one in “Shogun” who will next be challenged by Rashad Evans. There are several other serious contenders in this division with the likes of Jon Jones, Ryan Bader, Nogueira, and King Mo.


1. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Rashad Evans
4. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
5. Forrest Griffin
6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
7. Thiago Silva
8. Rich Franklin
9. Jon Jones
10. Randy Couture
11. Ryan Bader
12.King Mo Lawal
13. Brandon Vera
14. Gegard Mousasi
15. Chuck Liddell
16. Luis Cane
17. Vladimir Matyushenko
18. Tito Ortiz
19. Matt Hamill
20. Renato “Babalu” Sobral”
21. Phil Davis
22. Keith Jardine
23. Ricardo Arona
24. Jason Brilz
25. Kryzystof Soszynski

Notable Omissions: Stephan Bonnar, Roger Gracie, Rafael Cavalcante, and Cyrille Diabate.

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