B/R Official Rankings for August: The Top 10 Light Heavyweights in MMA

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B/R Official Rankings for August: The Top 10 Light Heavyweights in MMA
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While July didn’t feature many meaningful fights in the light heavyweight division, August started things off with a bang, as four 205-lb fighters looked to earn a shot at a UFC title.

Shogun Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader all fought on the UFC on Fox 4 event, and while both Rua and Machida were able to stop their opponents in impressive fashion, it was “The Dragon” who earned the right to fight the winner of the Jon Jones-Dan Henderson bout set for next month.

Even though Jones has defeated half the fighters on this list, the light heavyweight division is still wide open, and anyone in the top 10 is just a big win or two away from a title fight.

These rankings are the combined efforts of some of Bleacher Report MMA's best writers, as we continue to try and provide you with the best content on the web


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