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411 MMA Light Heavyweight Rankings: Glover Teixeira, Jan Blachowicz, More

November 2, 2021 | 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

Comment: Glover finally did it! He made his professional MMA debut in 2002 in California in WEC, then spent years knocking people out in Brazil. He made his return to America and UFC debut in 2012. Fast forward nearly another ten years and Teixeira is the new UFC light heavyweight champion after he choked out Jan Blachowicz. Only Randy Couture (45) is older than Jan as UFC champion and he is the oldest fighter to win their first UFC championship.



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:

– Unknown



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:

– Unknown



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:

– Unknown



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:

– Unknown




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:

– Unknown



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