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Who has landed the most strikes in the light heavyweight division in UFC?

The Light Heavyweight division in the UFC has been a showcase of dynamic striking skills with fighters who possess the ability to deliver a high volume of strikes in their battles. These skilled strikers have consistently put on exciting performances by landing significant numbers of strikes, showcasing their ability to control the pace of the fight and wear down their opponents. The Light Heavyweight division has been a platform for fighters who possess the ability to land a significant number of strikes, dictating the course of their battles. Jones’s diverse skill set, Glover Teixeira’s aggressive power, Mauricio Rua’s Muay Thai artistry, Jan Blachowicz’s technical precision, and Tito Ortiz’s pioneering ground-and-pound have all contributed to the division’s rich history.

Jon Jones

Jon Jones leads the pack with an astounding 1835 strikes landed in the Light Heavyweight division. Widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Jones’s diverse skill set, unorthodox striking, and range management have allowed him to accumulate a high volume of strikes. Jones’s strikes often come as a result of his ability to control the distance and utilize his long limbs effectively. His fights with opponents like Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson showcased his ability to mix striking with grappling and positioned him as a true phenom in the striking department.

Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira is known for his powerful striking and aggressive style. He has landed 1609 strikes in the Light Heavyweight division. Teixeira’s ability to pressure his opponents and deliver a barrage of strikes has made him a fan favorite. Teixeira’s strikes often come as a result of his ability to close the distance and engage in close-quarters exchanges. His fights with opponents like Rashad Evans and Anthony Smith showcased his ability to mix punches and kicks effectively, establishing him as a fighter who can dictate the pace of the fight through his striking.

Mauricio Rua

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has landed 1337 strikes in the division. Rua’s aggressive Muay Thai style and diverse striking arsenal have played a pivotal role in his success as a striker. Rua’s strikes often come as a result of his ability to mix punches and kicks with fluidity. His battles with opponents like Lyoto Machida and Chuck Liddell showcased his striking prowess and established him as a fighter capable of delivering a high volume of strikes over the course of a fight.

Jan Blachowicz

Jan Blachowicz is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has landed 1307 strikes in the division. Blachowicz’s technical striking and ability to read his opponents have been instrumental in his rise to the top of the division. Blachowicz’s strikes often come as a result of his ability to find openings and capitalize on his opponent’s weaknesses. His fights with fighters like Dominick Reyes and Corey Anderson showcased his striking precision and established him as a fighter who can dictate the tempo of a fight through his striking.

Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz rounds out the list with 1241 strikes landed in the Light Heavyweight division. Ortiz is a pioneer in the division’s early days and he was known for his ground-and-pound style and ability to deliver strikes from dominant positions. Ortiz’s strikes often came in the form of ground-and-pound from top positions. His fights with opponents like Ken Shamrock and Vitor Belfort showcased his ability to control fights on the ground and deliver a high volume of strikes to secure victories.

SL No.FighterTotal
1.Jon Jones1835
2.Glover Teixeira1609
3.Mauricio Rua1337
4.Jan Blachowicz1307
5.Tito Ortiz1241
6.Devin Clark1187
7.Corey Anderson1103
8.Forrest Griffin1096
9.Ryan Bader1018
10.Stephen Bonnar1005

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