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Monday, 10/24/2011, 06:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Light Heavyweight Top 10 (Updated 10/24/11)


The world top 10 light heavyweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters.

Jon Jones is the current UFC light heavyweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. Jones has looked unstoppable his entire career and without a doubt is currently the most dangerous man at 205 pounds.

The light-heavyweight division has seen little change in pecking order since our last publication and according to our panel has not seen any new fighters worthy of debut on the charts.

The top 5 remain the same since our last issuing of these rankings. The 6 spot previously held by Forrest Griffin is now given to our previously ranked number 7 fighter, Dan Henderson and the two just switched spots. Taking into account, Hendo’s destruction of everyone he has faced recently and the fact that Griffin just lost quickly to “Shogun” Rua, this is a fair assessment of their standings.

Only two more fighters swap places, Phil Davis takes over Rafael Cavalcante’s 8 position and Cavalcante, who has looked less than spectacular in his recent outings slides down one notch to 9.

King Mo still sits comfortably in the 10 spot.

The BJPENN.COM staff has analyzed recent activity and all around performance inside professional competition and broke down to the 10 light heavyweights in MMA as follows:

1: Jon Jones (UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION)
2: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
3: Rashad Evans
4: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
5: Lyoto Machida
6: Dan Henderson
7: Forrest Griffin
8: Phil Davis
9: Rafael “Fejiao” Cavalcante
10: Mohamed “King Mo” Lawal



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