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Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: March 2015

Due to inactivity, Rashad Evans is ineligible for the rankings. Previous rankings (2/22/15) are in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will be defending his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on Memorial Day weekend. Jones has faced some challenging opponents in the past, however Johnson is a completely different animal right now. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following a dominant performance, Anthony Johnson will be facing Jon Jones on May 23rd at UFC 187. Johnson has been

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: February 2015

Due to inactivity and moving down in weight respectively, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson are both ineligible for the rankings: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones now has a defined opponent in Anthony Johnson who will challenge him at UFC 187 on Memorial Day Weekend May 23rd. Because of Johnson’s athleticism and power at light heavyweight, Jones maybe in for his greatest challenge in the man known as Rumble. 2) Anthony Johnson (5) His dismantling of Alexander Gustafsson is

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: November 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (9/25/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will headline the annual UFC New Years Eve show at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada against Daniel Cormier. It will be interesting to see how Jones can handle a fighter who has controlled much larger opponents so soundly. 2) Daniel

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: September 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (8/19/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is on track for recovery and for his title defense in fight capitol Las Vegas on January 3rd at UFC 182 against Daniel Cormier. 2. Daniel Cormier (3) Number one contender Daniel Cormier is continuing to train for his upcoming fight with Jon Jones for the annual

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (6/18/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) A training injury to Jon Jones will sideline him until UFC 182 which is the planned New Years show when he faces Daniel Cormier. This actually works out as Cormier was in dire need of surgery so with the extra time he may get the procedure done.

Are Jones/Cormier Good Role Models?

All anyone can talk about now a days is the UFC 178 main event title match between current champ Jon “Bones” Jones and new challenger Daniel Cormier. Despite Gustaffson’s injury, this fight has all the potential to live up to the hype and didn’t need child like antics to build it up. Both men are very talented and have awesome skill sets, they didn’t need to do this to make the

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: June 2014

Note that due to inactivity and retirement, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Chael Sonnen respectively are ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Lastly the previous rankings (6/1/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is now set to face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of their war last year at UFC 178 set for September 27th in three months. It’s possible that

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: May 2014

Note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note that due to a rare tie for tenth, the rankings will actually include eleven fighters. Lastly, the rankings are voted on by a panel and last rankings (5/1/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is currently expected to face Alexander Gustafsson next though a date currently isn’t set and the bout agreement isn’t signed yet.

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: April 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is ineligible. Also note ranks are voted on and previous ranks are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones went out and controlled Glover Teixeira in a way he hasn’t experienced in his entire career and snapping a nine year winning streak. He only continued to extend his record setting run in the light heavyweight division with the victory and

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: March 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is ineligible. Also note the rankings are done by a panel MMA Freak writers: ~ 1 (1) ~ Jon Jones UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones is currently on course for his UFC 172 title fight with title challenger Glover Teixeira. He’s also had a few words to say about who should get his title shot next and Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson