Top 15 UFC Light Heavyweight Fighters in 2024
In the ever-evolving world of UFC, the light heavyweight division has always been one of the most exciting and unpredictable. It's time to take a look at the top 15 fighters who are making waves in this division.
From power punchers to slick submission artists, these fighters have what it takes to captivate audiences and climb the ranks. Join us as we explore the talents and strengths of the best UFC Light Heavyweights in 2024, and find out who reigns supreme in this action-packed division.
Current UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings
Current Champion - Alex Pereira
- Jamahal Hill
- Jiří Procházka
- Magomed Ankalaev
- Jan Błachowicz
- Aleksandar Rakić
- Nikita Krylov
- Johnny Walker
- Khalil Rountree Jr.
- Volkan Oezdemir
- Anthony Smith
- Ryan Spann
- Alonzo Menifield
- Azamat Murzakanov
- Dominick Reyes
- Dustin Jacoby
Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion - Alex Pereira
Alex "Poatan" Pereira is the current champion of the light heavyweight division. After winning his latest fight in November 2023 against Jiří Procházka, Pereira has surpassed expectations by becoming 1 of 9 fighters in UFC history to hold a championship belt in two different weight classes.
Pereira has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time and we're already looking forward to his next fight!
#1 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Jamahal Hill
Jamahal Hill is now ranked number 1 in the light heavyweight division. After winning his last fight at the beginning of 2023 against Glover Teixeira, Hill has an impressive record of 12 wins and 1 loss.
Currently waiting for his next fight while recovering from an injury, fans are excited for Hill's return to the Octagon.
#2 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Jiří Procházka
Jiří Procházka is a human highlight reel in the UFC's light heavyweight division. Procházka is now ranked number 2 in the LHW division, after suffering a controversial loss by TKO during his bout with Alex Pereira in November 2023.
A former RIZIN champion, he brings an electric energy to the octagon, making him a must-watch fighter no matter who he faces.
#3 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Magomed Ankalaev
Magomed Ankalaev is a clear contender within the UFC light heavyweight division. Ankalaev's explosive power and devastating striking ability have made him a rising star.
With a remarkable winning streak and a reputation for delivering spectacular finishes, he is a fighter that always leaves fans on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting his next bout.
#4 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Jan Błachowicz
With his technical prowess and savvy fighting style, Jan Błachowicz has proven himself to be a formidable opponent. As the current champion, Błachowicz's calculated approach and devastating striking make him a threat to anyone who steps in the Octagon with him.
Prepare for high-level skill and intense battles whenever he competes.
#5 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Aleksandar Rakić
Captivating UFC Light Heavyweight contender, Aleksandar Rakić, brings an electrifying presence to the Octagon. Since joining the UFC in 2017, Rakić has quickly risen through the ranks, showcasing his athleticism and fight IQ.
After losing to Jan Błachowicz in May 2022, Rakić will be back to showcase a diverse skill set that keeps fans on the edge of their seats.
#6 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Nikita Krylov
UFC Light Heavyweight sensation, Nikita Krylov, is an absolute thrill to watch. With his dynamic kicks, slick submissions, and relentless aggression, he always brings the excitement to the Octagon.
Whether he's delivering a jaw-dropping knockout or securing a crafty submission, Krylov never fails to leave fans in awe.
#7 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker's explosive striking, unorthodox techniques, and flashy personality make every fight a must-see event. Whether he's executing a bone-crushing knockout or pulling off a gravity-defying move, Walker always brings the excitement and rarely disappoints us as fans.
In January 2024, Walker lost his rematch against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Fight Night Ankalaev vs. Walker 2. This loss came after their first bout ended as a no contest via controversial stoppage.
#8 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Khalil Rountree Jr.
Khalil Rountree Jr. is an American mixed martial artist with an explosive and unforgettable fighting style. Rountree is recognized for his striking prowess and powerful kicks.
With a background in Muay Thai, he later transitioned to MMA, earning his spot in the UFC. Known for his athleticism and knockout power, Rountree brings excitement to the octagon.
His TKO knockout victory at UFC 296 against Anthony Smith earned him a bump in the rankings.
#9 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Volkan Oezdemir
UFC Light Heavyweight powerhouse, Volkan Oezdemir, is an exciting fighter with dangerous knockout power. His aggressive fighting style and relentless pursuit of victory make for thrilling battles that leave fans on the edge of their seats.
In September 2023, Oezdemir defeated Bogdan Guskov via rear naked choke submission.
#10 Ranked UFC Light Heavyweight - Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith, the charismatic UFC Light Heavyweight, is a true warrior inside the Octagon. Known for his heart, determination, and never-quit attitude, Smith brings an exciting blend of striking and submission skills to each fight.
Whether he's delivering a thrilling knockout or showcasing his tenacity in a grueling battle, Smith captivates fans with his captivating performances.
We Regularly Update Our Rankings
We update our rankings on a regular basis, as new fighters move up to the Top 15, so come back again to check for shifts in the UFC Light Heavyweight rankings as more fights happen throughout the year!