Current Champion: Jan Blachowicz

Jan Blachowicz won the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Dominick Reyes by TKO at UFC 253. The fight took place on September 27, 2020, on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Jan opened as a sizeable underdog. Starting at +170, Blachowicz grew to a +210 underdog on some sportsbooks by closing.

Jan’s first title defense was a superfight against UFC Middleweight Champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya at UFC 259. The Light Heavyweight champ opened as a +210 underdog and closed in a range between +175 to +225. Blachowicz proved the bookmakers wrong again when he defeated Adesanya by unanimous decision.

UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings

Fighter Pro Record Last 5 Next fight
C Jan Błachowicz 28-8
Glover Teixeira (2021-10-30)
1 Glover Teixeira 32-7
Jan Błachowicz (2021-10-30)
2 Jiří "Denisa" Procházka 28-3-1
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3 Aleksandar Rakić 14-2
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4 Anthony "Lionheart" Smith 36-16
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5 Thiago "Marreta" Santos 22-9
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6 Dominick "The Devastator" Reyes 12-3
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7 Magomed Ankalaev 15-1
Volkan Oezdemir (2021-10-30)
8 Volkan "No Time" Oezdemir 17-5
Magomed Ankalaev (2021-10-30)
9 Nikita "The Miner" Krylov 27-8
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10 Johnny Walker 18-6
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11 Paul "Bearjew" Craig 15-4-1
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12 Ryan "Superman" Spann 19-7
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13 "The Brute" Jimmy Crute 12-2
Jamahal Hill (2021-12-04)
14 Jamahal "Sweet Dreams" Hill 8-1-1 NC
Jimmy Crute (2021-12-04)
15 Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba 16-6-1-1 NC
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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.