The Top 10 Light Heavyweights in the UFC

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Light Heavyweight Division

#1 : Jon Jones

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson
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Jon Jones just got the fight of his life at UFC 165. Jones may have had to visit the hospital afterwards, but in the end, he walked with the strap still wrapped around his waist. Jones’ next challenge looks to be Glover Teixeira, though many are calling for an immediate rematch with Alexander Gustafsson. Though Jones has hinted at a future move to Heavyweight, he has at least 3 potential title fights lined up for 2014 against Teixeira, Gustafsson, and possibly Daniel Cormier.

Next Fight:

vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 (04/12/2014)

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D.C. Ross is the lead writer at www.rankingmma.com. Prior to that he worked as the lead MMA columnist at www.mmasurvival.com. His work has been mentioned on sites such as www.mixedmartialarts.com, www.cagepotato.com, and www.reddit.com. D.C. Ross is also the author of, "The World's Top MMA Fighters: Over 450 Fighter Profiles and Analysis," which is available at Amazon, Itunes, B&N.

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  1. TheReem

    January 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Davis should be ranked higher than Glover. Who has Glover beaten in the Top 10?

    • D.C. Ross

      January 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

      I will agree with you that Phil Davis has the better quality wins on his record compared to Glover, but based off their last 5 fights, which is a huge factor in how we rank fighters, let’s look at the stats.

      Davis in his last 5 fights is 3-1 with one no contest against Wagner Prado. His wins are over Prado, Vinny Magalhaes, and a very contentious decision against Lyoto Machida. His loss is to Rashad Evans.

      Glover is 5-0 in his last 5 fights. His wins have been over Ryan Bader, James Te Huna, Quinton Jackson, Fabio Maldonado, and Kyle Kingsbury.

      I can see the argument for Davis, but Glover seems to have the better streak going within his last 5 fights.

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