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411 MMA Rankings 03.13.18: Light Heavyweight Division – Daniel Cormier, More

March 13, 2018 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings: Light Heavyweight Division

Light Heavyweight Division (205 lbs)


1) Daniel Cormier (20-1, 1 NC)

Birthday: March 20, 1979

Height: 5’9

Weight: 239

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Jon Jones – No Contest (originally a loss via TKO) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 210 – April 8, 2017

– vs. Anderson Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Alexander Gustafsson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson – October 3, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Stipe Miocic – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018



2) Alexander Gustafsson (18-4)

Height: 6’5

Birthday: January 15, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 28, 2017

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 3, 2016

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson – October 3, 2015

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson – January 24, 2015

– vs. Jimi Manuwa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa – March 8, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Gustafsson has been called out by former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, who plans to move up to 205-pounds this year. While he waits for a title fight with Daniel Cormier, a match-up with Rockhold may be the best option in the interim.



3) Ryan Bader (24-5)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 7, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Linton Vassell – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

– vs. Phil Davis – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 180 – June 24, 2017

– vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Ilir Latifi – Win via KO (knee) – UFC Fight Night – September 3, 2016

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – January 30, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. King Mo Laval – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018



4) Phil Davis (18-4, 1 No Contest)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: September 25, 1984

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Leo Leite – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

– vs. Ryan Bader – Loss via decision (split) – Bellator 180 – June 24, 2017

– vs. Liam McGeary – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 163 – November 4, 2016

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 154 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Francis Carmont – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator: Dynamite 1 – September 19, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Linton Vassell – Bellator 200 – May 25, 2018



5) Volkan Oezdemir (15-2)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: September 19, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Jimi Manuwa – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Misha Cirkunov – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – May 28, 2017

– vs. Ovince St. Preux – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – February 4, 2017

– vs. Ailhan Vahaev – Win via decision (unanimous) – WFCA 17 – April 9, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Glover Teixeira – UFC 224 – May 12, 2018




6) “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal (21-6, 1 NC)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: January 11, 1981

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rampage Jackson – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 175 – March 31, 2017

– vs. Mirko Cro Cop – Loss via TKO (strikes) – Rizin – December 29, 2016

– vs. Satoshi Ishii – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 169 – December 16, 2016

– vs. Phil Davis – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 154 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Jiri Prochazka – Win via KO (punch) – Rizin FF – December 31, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Ryan Bader – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018



7) Jimi Manuwa (17-3)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: February 18, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Corey Anderson – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 18, 2017

– vs. Ovince St. Preux – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 204 – October 8, 2016

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 – September 5, 2015

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 – April 11, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – UFC Fight Night – March 17, 2018



8) Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (25-10)

Birthday: November 25, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Gian Villante – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 11, 2017

– vs. Corey Anderson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 198 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia – August 1, 2015

– vs. Ovince St. Preux – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. OSP – November 8, 2014

– vs. Dan Henderson – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Hendo 2 – March 23, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Glover Teixeira (27-6)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: October 28, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Misha Cirkunov – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Alexander Gustafsson – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 28, 2017

– vs. Jared Cannonier – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Rashad Evans – Win via KO (punches) – UFC on Fox – April 16, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – UFC 224 – May 12, 2018



10) Nikita Krylov (23-5)

Birthday: March 7, 1992

Currently Fighting With: Fight Nights Global

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Emanuel Newton – Win via KO (knee) – FNG 77 – October 13, 2017

– vs. Maro Perak – Win via TKO (strikes) – Donbass Combat Sports – August 26, 2017

– vs. Stjepan Bekavac – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Fight Nights Global 68 – June 2, 2017

– vs. Misha Cirkunov – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Ed Herman – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 201 – July 30, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




11) Rashid Yusupov (9-0)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: May 15, 1992

Currently Fighting With: PFL

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stjepan Bekavac – Win via TKO (strikes) – GTC 1 – November 3, 2017

– vs. Stephan Puetz – Win via TKO (corner stoppage) – M-1 Challenge 74 – February 18, 2017

– vs. Viktor Nemkov – Win via decision (split) – M-1 Challenge 66 – May 27, 2016

– vs. Martin Zawada – Win via decision (unanimous) – M-1 Challenge 63 – December 4, 2015

– vs. Mitry Medvedev – Win via KO (punch) – M-1 Challenge 57 – May 2, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Linton Vassell (18-6, 1 NC)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: June 3, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ryan Bader – Loss via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

– vs. Liam McGeary – Win via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Bellator 179 – May 19, 2017

– vs. Francis Carmont – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 165 – November 19, 2016

– vs. Emanuel Newton – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 149 – February 19, 2016

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 142 – September 19, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Phil Davis – Bellator 200 – May 25, 2018



13) Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: January 1, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Joachim Christensen – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Muslim Makhmudov – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – ACB 35 – May 6, 2016

– vs. Jorge Luis Bezerra – Win via TKO (strikes) – ACB 27 – December 20, 2015

– vs. Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira – Win via TKO (strikes) – ACB 20 – June 14, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:



14) Viktor Nemkov (25-6)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 26, 1987

Currently Fighting With: M-1 Challenge

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ronny Markes – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – M-1 Challenge 77 – May 19, 2017

– vs. Attila Vegh – Win via decision (unanimous) – M-1 Challenge 71 – October 21, 2016

– vs. Rashid Yusupov – Loss via decision (split) – M-1 Challenge 66 – May 27, 2016

– vs. Stephan Puetz – Win via decision (split) – M-1 Challenge 63 – December 4, 2015

– vs. Maro Perak – Win via decision (unanimous) – M-1 Challenge 60 – August 5, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Misha Cirkunov (13-4)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: February 27, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Glover Teixeira – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – May 28, 2017

– vs. Nikita Krylov – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Ion Cutelaba – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Alex Nicholson – Win via submission (neck crank) – UFC Fight Night – February 8, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown