Top 10 Greatest MMA Light Heavyweight Fighters of All Time

Honoring Mixed Martial Art's finest light heavyweight fighters.
The Top Ten
1 Jon Jones Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones is an American mixed martial artist and current interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

By far the best p4p because he has destroyed his competition which are all legends and greats of the sport and hasn't even looked like he has reached his full potential.

He's the greatest for a reason. He's definitely getting his belt back, and he's definitely going to be in the UFC hall of fame.

Jones is #1. Silva is a middle weight and even though he has fought light heavyweights, he hasn't fought the best of them.

2 Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Karate, and Kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A professional... read more

Chuck is a legend and is still one of the greatest fighters to ever enter the cage. He was the knock out king. I think it is funny how bones jones and other fighters still to this day talk about him so that should let you know he is still one bad ass dude in the ring. Cause half of his haters couldn't hold a candle to him in his prime. They know it and it's just funny to me. It's like I always say respect your elders kids. But this is just my opinion we all have one.

Even though Chuck lost to Rampage I think he still belongs ahead of him knowing a lot more people were impressed with his knock outs.

3 Quinton Rampage Jackson

Rampage was the epitome of violence during his prime - fast, powerful, brutal slams, knockout power in both hands, concrete chin - Rampage was one of the most exciting fighters to ever step in the ring. And an often forgotten fact - Quinton Jackson is the first Undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion of the UFC / Pride FC.

Destroyed Chuck Liddell twice in his prime and defeated Dan Henderson (Who at the Time Held 2 pride titles at the same time! ) Undeniable one of the greatest light heavy weight fighters of all time, Rampage!

4 Daniel Cormier

Cormier is the greatest light heavyweight and heavyweight fighter in the world and he has the belts to prove it.

Daniel is the greatest, he would beat every guy on this list!

Only ever beaten by a cheat, he has my number 1.

5 Lyoto Machida

The most elusive and puzzling fighter of all time.

6 Forrest Griffin

One of MMA's most popular fighter's, and has won often when he is mostly doubted.

7 Tito Ortiz
8 Anderson Silva Anderson da Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and had the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included... read more

Undefeated in UFc, defeated Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, James Irvin, and Forrest Griffin like it's a walk in the park. Do research and Silva is in the world pound for pound number one.

I love Anderson Silva. Him and GSP are my favorite MMA fighters. It's almost sad how Anderson Silva is at the top of this list and this isn't even really his primary (best) weight class. He's just that good.

9 Randy Couture Randall "Randy" Duane Couture is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler.

Randy is top 5 all time great light heavy mma fighter. I don't know who made this list but they need to do some research

Put Jones or Silva against Coture in his prime. Chances are, it's a split decision. They absolutely do not run over him. Coture, Hall of Famer, is top 3 without a doubt.

10 Dan Henderson

To me its hands down either Hendo or Silva. Silva has a great win streak but Dan has been so great for so long and might still have the hardest punch in the UFC in his 40's. The fact he will fight anybody even a heavyweight speaks volumes about himself and why he's in the industry. The money will come and go but his legacy will be around for decades

The champion of Pride in multipule divisions, and tournament winner. Also legend in UFC.

The Contenders
11 Mauricio Rua MaurĂ­cio Milani "Shogun" Rua is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Pride Grand Prix champion, and completely dominated Chuck Liddel.

He may not be as famous as the ice man but should be ranked higher

12 Vitor Belfort Vitor Vieira Belfort is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as well as UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion.

Former UFc light heavy weight champion, and UFC tournament winner.

One of the greatest steroids fighters of all time.

13 Wanderlei Silva

Holds a record of 31 and 7 at light heavyweight, fought as a heavyweight with mixed results and eventually moved down to middle weight where he has established a decent record. Losses to Mark Hunt, Mirko, Rich (twice), and Leben do not count towards his light heavyweight resume. Greatest Light Heavyweight fighter ever.

For 6 years undefeated pride middleweight champion and the winner of 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament.

Wanderlei Silva at 11. It's quite obvious you people never watched Pride and know nothing about MMA.

14 Alexander Gustafsson

Heart of a warrior! Fought easily some of the best ufc fights of all time!

15 Rashad Evans Rashad Anton Evans is an American mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Only one loss, Ultimate Fighter season 2 winner, and ex UFC light heavy weight champion.

One of the best to do it at this weight.

16 Alex Pereira
17 Anthony Johnson Anthony Kewoa Johnson (born March 6, 1984; died November 13, 2022) was an American mixed martial artist who competed most recently in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was well known for his brutal knockout power and intimidating presence inside the octagon. Before... read more

Absolute monster the only reason he lost to jon jones is due to a decision. The entire fight he crawled on the ground to avoid Johnsons NFL legs cracking his jaw. Both Jones and Cormier struggled with Gustafsson and Johnson knocked him cold out. End of conversation Anthony Johnson is a true GOAT

Both Jones and Cormier struggled to beat Gustafsson and had to do it by judges decision. Anthony Johnson knocked Gustafsson out no problem. He will eventually fight Jones and give him problems.

18 Ken Shamrock Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler.
19 Rich Franklin
20 Glover Teixeira Glover Lucas Teixeira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team, who currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

How long does Glover have to be in the top five before he's recognized for his abilities? He's definitely worth the high ranking.

21 Gegard Mousasi
22 Ryan Bader Ryan DuWayne Bader is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the UFC in the Light Heavyweight division.
23 Michael Diaz II

Has destroyed everyone! He literally took Anderson Silva's head and raised it on a stick and slapped Georges St. Pierre and he didn't do anything about. Pretty soon I'm a take your homeboy's belt (Jon Jones) and ima collect his head and raise it.

All right enough with the troll comments but a legit middleweight and light heavyweight

24 Aung la Nsang
25 Bas Rutten
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