It’s a crazy time in MMA with the global COVID-19 pandemic continuing to put a wrench in sports scheduling across the board.

The UFC is tripling down on its promise to get back to work next week, announcing a plethora of big matchups for its return shows on May 9, 13 and 16 in Jacksonville, Fla. But with a lack of top-ranked light heavyweights, I figured the 205-pound title picture would be a perfect place for this second installment of Fantasy Fight Forecasting.

We’ll break down the top of each division in a fun, fantasy-like final four bracket that will feature the current champion and each of the division’s top contenders. I reserve the right to change my official pick come fight week since so many things can change between now and the potential then.

Here’s how I see the top of the light heavyweight division shaking out once the action officially resumes at a full clip.

Division: Light heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
Players: Dominick Reyes, Jan Blachowicz, Thiago Santos

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