Latest UFC rankings/MMA rankings (light heavyweight), Feb. 2014

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared in the wake of UFC 170: "Rousey vs. McMann," the SB Nation crew has tallied the votes and come up with the 10 best light heavyweight fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Have a look.

Sorry Mr. Cummins, there will be no upsets this time.

Unless you count Phil Davis as "upset" that he has to play second fiddle to incoming light heavyweight Daniel Cormier. "DC" makes his 205-pound debut at No. 5 by beating the brakes off the coffee house barista at the UFC 170 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada (replay).

But the fact that he was undefeated at heavyweight probably helped his cause, as well.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is poised to shake up its light heavyweight division in the coming weeks, as "Mr. Wonderful," along with Alexander Gustafsson, Jon Jones, and Glover Teixeira, all throw down at upcoming events, which means the next time we rank this division, it could look completely different.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

The SB Nation panel -- compiled by MMA Mania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow -- recently sifted through the Top 10 light heavyweight fighters for UFC and beyond.

Here's what they turned up:


1. Jon Jones
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Glover Teixeira
4. Rashad Evans
5. Daniel Cormier
6. Phil Davis
7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
8. Dan Henderson
9. Chael Sonnen
10. Mauricio Rua

Sonnen has already announced a return to middleweight and Jimi Manuwa could break through by upsetting "The Mauler" next month in London.

Lots of moving parts here, fight fans.

To see how these compare to the "official" UFC rankings click here, which have Cormier ranked at number six as opposed to five right here at SB Nation.

Too high? Too low?

You've heard from us, Maniacs, now let's hear from you. Top 10 light heavyweight fighters are ...

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