MMA UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings
Ranking the best Light Heavyweight fighters as Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Also where Johnny Walker, Anthony Smith, and more rank
Title: Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion
Vadim Nemkov is the current Bellator Light-Heavyweight champion, and he deserves an honorable mention on our list. He has a record of 16 wins and 2 losses.
Glover Teixeira retired last weekend after losing his last fight, however, the former UFC champion and MMA legend deserves an honorable mention as well.
Top 10 UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings
10. Volkan Oezdemir
Volkan Oezdemir is a Swiss professional MMA fighter, and he has a record of 18 wins and 7 losses.
Oezdemir is a former title challenger at light heavyweight, and he has notable wins over fighters like Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov, Jimi Manuwa, Ilir Latifi, Aleksandar Rakić, and Paul Craig.
In his most recent fight, he lost to Nikita Krylov, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
9. Ryan Spann
Ryan Spann is an American Professional MMA fighter with a record of 21 wins and 7 losses.
Spann is currently on a two-fight winning streak, and he has notable wins over fighters like Sam Alvey, Misha Cirkunov, and Ion Cuțelaba. In his most recent fight, Spann defeated former title challenger Dominick Reyes, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
8. Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 20 wins and 7 losses.
Walker has notable wins over big names like Misha Cirkunov, Ryan Spann, and Ion Cuțelaba. In his most recent fight, which was last weekend, he defeated Paul Craig via 1st round TKO and his next fight has not been announced yet.
When Johnny Walker wins, he always does it spectacularly. He surprisingly just battered Paul Craig and made it look easy #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/w3W5ScjpBP— Jay Henry (@jayhenry79) January 22, 2023
7. Nikita Krylov
Nikita Krylov is a professional MMA fighter from Ukraine, and he has a record of 29 wins and 9 losses.
He has several impressive wins on his resume, over fighters like Ovince Saint Preux, Johnny Walker, and Alexander Gustafsson. In his most recent fight, he also defeated Volkan Oezdemir, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.
6. Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith is a professional MMA fighter from the USA, and he has a record of 36 wins and 16 losses.
Anthony Smith has been competing in the UFC since 2016, and he has many notable wins at light heavyweight over big names like Rashad Evans, Maurício Rua, Volkan Oezdemir, and Alexander Gustafsson.
In his most recent fight, he lost to Magomed Ankalaev, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
5. Aleksandar Rakić
Aleksandar Rakić is a professional MMA fighter from Austria. He has a record of 14 wins and 3 losses.
Aleksandar Rakić has won 6 out of 8 fights in the UFC and has notable wins over Jimi Manuwa, Anthony Smith, and Thiago Santos.
In his most recent fight, he lost to Jan Błachowicz, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
4. Jan Błachowicz
Jan Błachowicz is a professional MMA fighter from Poland. He has an MMA record of 29 wins and 9 losses with 1 draw.
Błachowicz is the former UFC light heavyweight champion of the world. He fought for the vacant title against Dominick Reyes, and won via TKO. he defended it against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and then lost it to Glover Teixeira.
In his most recent fight, Błachowicz fought for the title again, after it was vacated by Jiří Procházka. However, the fight ended in a draw.
3. Magomed Ankalaev
At number 3, we have Magomed Ankalaev. He is a Russian Professional MMA fighter with a record of 18 wins and only 1 loss with 1 draw.
Magomed Ankalaev is on an 8-fight winning streak in the UFC, and he has defeated some high-level fighters including Nikita Krylov, Volkan Oezdemir, Thiago Santos, and Anthony Smith.
In his most recent fight, Ankalaev fought Jan Błachowicz for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title, however, the fight ended in a draw, and the title remained vacant.
2. Jamahal Hill
Title: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Jamahal Hill is an American MMA fighter with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest.
Hill is the current UFC light heavyweight world champion. He made it to the UFC after winning a fight on Dana White's Contender Series and has some good wins over fighters like Ovince Saint Preux, Jimmy Crute, Johnny Walker, and Thiago Santos.
He won the UFC title last weekend after defeating former UFC light heavyweight world champion Glover Texiera. Glover had some good moments in the fight, but he could handle Hill's pressure and power. The fight ended with a unanimous decision win for Jamhall Hill.
Jamahal Hill’s shot selection was beauuuutiful— 🌴ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ🌴 (@TheArtOfWar6) January 22, 2023
1. Jiří Procházka
Jiří Procházka is a professional MMA fighter from the Czech Republic. He has a record of 29 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.
Jiří Procházka is the former UFC light heavyweight champion of the world. Before coming to the UFC, he was also the Rizin Light Heavyweight champion. Procházka won the UFC belt in his most recent fight, after defeating Glover Teixeira via Submission. However, he vacated the title after he got injured.
There is no official announcement about his next fight yet.
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