"Bones" blew away "The American Gangster" at last weekend's UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (watch it here), to retain his title and further solidify himself as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in all of mixed martial arts (MMA).
But what about the rest of the division?
We would be remiss in our duties if we failed to recognize the rest of the top 10 light heavyweight fighters, so the SB Nation rankings panel -- compiled by MMA Mania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow -- went into the war room and battled it out.
These are the results:
To see how these compare to the "official" UFC rankings click here.
Now it's time to hash this thing out in the comments section. Who made the list and shouldn't ... and vice-versa? You've heard from us, Maniacs, now let's hear from you.
Top 10 light heavyweight fighters are ...