Power Ranking UFC Champ Jon Jones and the All-Time Best UFC Light Heavyweights

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Power Ranking UFC Champ Jon Jones and the All-Time Best UFC Light Heavyweights
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Light heavyweight has been MMA's showcase division since Frank Shamrock beat Olympian Kevin Jackson to become the division's first ever champion back in 1997. That was so long ago that 205 pounds was considered "middleweight" and current champion Jon Jones was just 10 years old.

When Shamrock retired after dispatching Tito Ortiz, a new generation of stars dominated the division, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture and Wanderlei Silva. Today, Jon Jones rules the roost.

All of this great talent in a single weight class leads to plenty of divisive discussion about who can lay claim to being the division's top star. Allow me to add my two cents.

Using science as my guide, I ranked the top 10 fighters in history in five statistical categories (wins, winning percentage, quality wins, finishing percentage, wins in title fights).

My subjective opinion was not enough. Behold the power of math.

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