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MMA Top 10 Light Heavyweights: Lyoto Machida Tops Them All

Does Lyoto Machida deserve a light heavyweight title shot after knocking out Thiago Silva? I'd argue that not only is Machida deserving of a title shot, but he's already the best light heavyweight in the world.

The UFC's light heavyweight division is stacked, and if the next title fight features Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Rashad Evans it will be a great one, but my own list of the Top 10 light heavyweights has Machida at the top. The full list is below.

Top 10 Light Heavyweights in MMA
1. Lyoto Machida
2. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
3. Rashad Evans
4. Forrest Griffin
5. Chuck Liddell
6. Wanderlei Silva
7. Keith Jardine
8. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
9. Luis Cane
10. Renato "Babalu" Sobral

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