Top 10 MMA Fighters 2011: Light Heavyweight

Top 10 MMA Fighters: Light Heavyweight

Top 10 MMA Fighters: Light Heavyweight

The injury Rashad Evans sustained to his knee allowed teammate John Jones to move into the number one contender spot and challenge Shogun Rua for the UFC ‘s Light Heavyweight title. This is a huge shot for Jones, and one that he will not take lightly. Expect Jones to come out ready to throw everything in his arsenal at Shogun. Phil Davis also has a huge fight on his hands, as he replaces Tito Ortiz in a fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. A win for Davis definitely propels him into the top 10. This list was put together by our friends over at . Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section.

No.10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (“Minotoro”)

Nogueira falls a few places after being controlled by Ryan Bader and not looking impressive in a controversial win over Jason Brilz. He’s scheduled to fight Tito Ortiz next in what could turn out to be a loser leaves town match regardless of who wins.

No.9 Muhammad Lawal (“King Mo”)

Lawal drops a place or 2 after losing in his 1st title defence.

No.8 Rafael Cavalcante (“Feijao”)

Feijao enters the top 10 with a one sided thrashing of former STRIKEFORCE champion King Mo.

No.7 Ryan Bader

Bader jumped into the top 10 with a strong performance over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but lost to Jon Jones.

No.6 Jon Jones (“Bones”)

Jones defeated Ryan Bader in a clash of 2 of the UFC’s best young fighters. Then the surprise announcement was made that Jones would face Shogun in 5 weeks for the title due to Rashad’s injury.

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