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Top 10 UFC MMA Light Heavyweight Rankings

Updating the Top MMA LHW Rankings after Jiří Procházka won the UFC Light Heavyweight Title over Glover Teixeira at UFC 275. Also where Anthony Smith, Vadim Nemkov, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | June 19, 2022 - 10:14 PM

Honorable Mention

Vadim Nemkov

Promotion: Bellator

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 15 wins and 2 losses. 



Corey Anderson

Promotion: Bellator

Corey Anderson also deserves a mention. He was recently challenged for the Bellator title and has had some good wins in the UFC as well.




Top 10 MMA Light Heavyweights

10. Jamahal Hill

Promotion: UFC

Jamahal Hill is an American MMA fighter with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest.

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, and Johnny Walker, who he defeated in his most recent fight.

His next fight is scheduled against Thiago Santos.




9. Dominick Reyes

Promotion: UFC

Dominick Reyes is an American MMA fighter with a record of 12 wins and 3 losses. 

He challenged Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title back in 2020, and though he looked quite good in the fight, he could not win. He has been competing in the UFC since 2017 and has notable wins over Ovince Saint Preux, Volkan Oezdemir, and Chris Weidman

In his most recent fight, he lost to Jiří Procházka, and there is no announcement about his next fight.




8. Thiago Santos

Promotion: UFC

Thiago Santos is a Brazilian MMA fighter, and he has a professional record of 22 wins and 10 losses. 

He has been competing in the UFC since 2013 and has notable wins over fighters like Gerald Meerschaert, Jack Hermansson, Anthony Smith, Jimi Manuwa, Jan Błachowicz, and Johnny Walker. 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Magomed Ankalaev, and his next fight is scheduled against Jamahal Hill for August 6th.




7. Paul Craig

Promotion: UFC

Paul Craig is a Professional MMA fighter from Scotland, and he has a record of 16 wins and 4 losses. 

Paul Craig started his UFC career in 2017, and he has several notable wins over fighters like Magomen Ankalaev, Maurício Rua, Jamahal Hill, and in his most recent fight, Nikita Krylov. 

His next fight is scheduled against Volkan Oezdemir for 23rd July.




6. Anthony Smith

Promotion: UFC

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. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Ryan Spann via submission, and his next fight is scheduled against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on July 30th.




5. Aleksandar Rakić

Promotion: UFC

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. Magomed Ankalaev

Promotion: UFC

At number 4, we have Magomed Ankalaev. He is a Russian Professional MMA fighter with a record of 17 wins and only 1 loss. 

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, and Thiago Santos in his most recent fight. 

His next fight is scheduled for UFC 277, where he will fight Anthony Smith on the main card.




3. Jan Błachowicz

Promotion: UFC

Jan Błachowicz is a professional MMA fighter from Poland. He has an MMA record of 29 wins and 9 losses. 

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 defeated Aleksandar Rakić via TKO and his next fight has not been announced yet.




2. Glover Teixeira

Promotion: UFC

Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian MMA fighter, and he has a professional record of 33 wins and 8 losses. 

Teixeira is the former UFC light heavyweight champion, and he also challenged Jon Jones for the title back in 2014. Teixeira has wins over some of the biggest names in the division including Ryan Bader, Rashad Evans, Misha Cirkunov, Nikita Krylov, Thiago Santos, Anthony Smith, and Jan Błachowicz. 

He lost the title to Jiří Procházka last weekend at UFC 275. He was winning the fight on points, however, after he pulled a guillotine in the last round, he got reversed and submitted by Procházka.




1. Jiří Procházka

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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 current 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, which happened last weekend. He fought Glover Teixeira, who proved to be quite a challenging opponent for him. Glover was winning the fight on the scorecards, however, in the fifth round, Jiří Procházka submitted him and won the fight. 



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