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411 Light Heavyweight MMA Rankings: Glover Teixeira, Jan Blachowicz

January 4, 2022 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings: Light Heavyweight Division

Light Heavyweight Division (205 lbs)


1) Glover Teixeira (33-7)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: October 28, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 267 – October 30, 2021

– vs. Thiago Santos – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on ESPN – November 7, 2020

– vs. Anthony Smith – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 13, 2020

– vs. Nikita Krylov – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – September 14, 2019

– vs. Ion Cutelaba – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – April 27, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Jan Blachowicz (28-9)

Birthday: February 24, 1983

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 267 – October 30, 2021

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Dominick Reyes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 26, 2020

– vs. Corey Anderson – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 15, 2020

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 16, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Aleksander Rakic – UFC on ESPN – March 26, 2022



3) Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: October 14, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dominick Reyes – Win via KO (spinning back elbow) – UFC Fight Night – May 1, 2021

– vs. Volkan Oezedemir – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. C.B. Dolloway – Win via KO (strikes) – Rizin FF 20 – December 31, 2019

– vs. Fabio Maldonado – Win via KO (strikes) – Rizin FF 19 – October 12, 2019

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Win via TKO (strikes) – Rizin FF 15 – April 21, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




4) Vadim Nemkov (14-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: June 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Julius Anglickas – Win via submission (Kimura) – Bellator 268 – October 16, 2021

– vs. Phil Davis – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 257 – April 16, 2021

– vs. Ryan Bader – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 244 – August 21, 2020

– vs. Rafael Carvalho – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 230 – October 12, 2019

– vs. Phil Davis – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 209 – November 15, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Corey Anderson (16-5)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: September 22, 1989

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ryan Bader – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 268 – October 16, 2021

– vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 257 – April 16, 2021

– vs. Melvin Manhoef – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 251 – November 5, 2020

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 15, 2020

– vs. Johnny Walker – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unkown



6) Aleksandar Rakic (14-2)

Birthday: February 6, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Thiago Santos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Anthony Smith – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 29, 2020

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – December 21, 2019

– vs. Jimi Manuwa – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC Fight Night – June 1, 2019

– vs. Devin Clark – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – UFC on ESPN – March 26, 2022



7) Anthony Smith (36-16)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: July 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ryan Spann – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 18, 2021

– vs. Jimmy Crute – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Devin Clark – Win via submission (triangle choke) – UFC on ESPN – November 28, 2020

– vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 29, 2020

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 13, 2020

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




8) Magomed Ankalaev (16-1)

Birthday: November 25, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 267 – October 30, 2021

– vs. Nikita Krylov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 27, 2021

– vs. Ion Cutelaba – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 254 – October 24, 2020

– vs. Ion Cutelaba – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 29, 2020

– vs. Dalcha Lungiambula – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Thiago Santos – UFC Fight Night – March 12, 2022



9) Phil Davis (23-6, 1 No Contest)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: September 25, 1984

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 266 – September 18, 2021

– vs. Vadim Nemkov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 257 – April 16, 2021

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 245 – September 11, 2020

– vs. Karl Albrektsson – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 231 – October 25, 2019

– vs. Liam McGeary – Win via TKO (injury) – Bellator 220 – April 27, 2
Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Thiago Santos (22-9)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: January 7, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Johnny Walker – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 2, 2021

– vs. Aleksander Rakic – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on ESPN – November 7, 2020

– vs. Jon Jones – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 23, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Magomed Ankalaev – UFC Fight Night – March 12, 2022




11) Dominick Reyes (12-3)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: December 26, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jiri Prochazka – Loss via KO (spinning back elbow) – UFC Fight Night – May 1, 2021

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 26, 2020

– vs. Jon Jones – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – October 18, 2019

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN+ – March 16, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Tomasz Narkun (18-4)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: December 3, 1989

Currently Fighting With: KSW

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Philip De Fries – Loss via TKO (strikes) – KSW 60 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Ivan Erslan – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – KSW 56 – November 14, 2020

– vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – KSW 50 – September 14, 2019

– vs. Philip De Fries – Loss via decision (unanimous) – KSW 47 – March 23, 2019

– vs. Mamed Khalidov – Win via decision (unanimous) – KSW 46 – December 1, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Ibragim Chuzhigaev – KSW 66 – January 15, 2022



13) Nikita Krylov (27-8)

Birthday: March 7, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Magomed Ankalaev – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 27, 2021

– vs. Johnny Walker – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 14, 2020

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – September 14, 2019

– vs. Ovince St. Preux – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 236 – April 13, 2019

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Loss via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 15, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Johnny Walker (18-6)

Height: 6’6

Birthday: March 30, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Thiago Santos – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 2, 2021

– vs. Ryan Spann – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 19, 2020

– vs. Nikita Krylov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 14, 2020

– vs. Corey Anderson – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Misha Cirkunov – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Paul Craig (15-4)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: November 27, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jamahal Hill – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 263 – June 12, 2021

– vs. Shogun Rua – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 255 – November 21, 2020

– vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov – Win via submission (Triangle Choke) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Shogun Rua – Draw via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 16, 2019

– vs. Vinicius Moreira – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 21, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown