The light heavyweight division has had a new look over the past year and a half or so. Since Jon Jones vacated his 205lb title, first Jan Blachowicz, and now Glover Teixeira, have claimed gold.
Light heavyweight has always walked a fine line between being one of the UFC’s most prominent divisions — and at times, one of its thinnest. That may be a result of Jones cleaning out the division (and Daniel Cormier being dominant there as well), but the reality is, the weight class, like heavyweight, is forever in search of fresh faces.
With that, here’s our call for 10 light heavyweight prospects the UFC should recruit in 2022.
First up, here’s a look at last year’s list, featuring current UFC roster members Azamat Murzakanov and Jailton Junior joining the UFC in 2021.
Acacio dos Santos
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