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FightOpinion.com Top 25 Light Heavyweights

By jasonadams | March 2, 2006

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By Jason Adams

There was plenty of reaction to the Top 25 Heavyweight list yesterday. Let’s keep it going with the Lightheavy’s. Keep in mind voting was prior to PRIDE 31.

186-205lbs.

1.Chuck Liddell
2.Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
3.Wanderlei Silva
4.Ricardo Arona
5.Renato “Babalu” Sobral
6.Rogerio Nogueira
7.Quinton Jackson
8.Tito Ortiz
9.Alistair Overeem
10.Vitor Belfort
11.Igor Vovchanchin
12.Forrest Griffin
13.Stephan Bonnar
14.Murilo “Ninja” Rua
15.Mike Van Arsdale
16.Kazuhiro Nakamura
17.James Irvin
18.Travis Wiuff
19.Yuki Kondo
20.Alessio Sakara
21.Kevin Randleman
22.Sanae Kikuta
23.Jason Lambert
24.Scott Smith
25.Terry Martin

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6 Responses to “FightOpinion.com Top 25 Light Heavyweights”

  1. mr. roadblock says:

    I don’t see how you get Liddell ahead of Rua unless you are a diehard UFC fan and you hate Pride.

    I’d have the same list if Liddell were between Silva and Arona. Also Overeem should be 5 or 6.

  2. bl says:

    How could you put Scott Smith ahead of Terry Martin?!

  3. Jason says:

    The LHW rankings are pretty much on point. Good job guys *thumbs up*

  4. Why on earth is Nakamura so low?

    His losses are to Rogerio(split) and Silva.

    Wins over Randleman, Bustamante, Kondo, and Igor.

    I mean, below Mike Van Arsdale?

    That just doesn’t make sense.

  5. Zach Arnold says:

    Nakamura didn’t look great against Randleman, he should have lost his New Year’s Eve fight to Yuki Kondo, he lost to Silva when taking his jacket off during a fight, and he got soundly beat by Barnett. His track record is certainly not one that stands out.

  6. Alan says:

    I’d put Alastai Overeem at least 3 places higher, granted this was done before Pride 31.

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