MMA World Heavyweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Stipe Miocic
17-2 (11-2 UFC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
02Alistair Overeem
43-15 (8-4 UFC)
W-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
W-Mark Hunt (KO)
L-Stipe Miocic (KO)
Francis Ngannou
12/02/2017
03Fabricio Werdum
22-7-1 (10-4 UFC)
W-Walt Harris (SUB)
L-Alistair Overeem (DEC)
W-Travis Browne (DEC)
Marcin Tybura
11/19/2017
04Mark Hunt
13-11-1 (8-5-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
NC-Brock Lesnar (NC)
05Francis Ngannou
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
Alistair Overeem
12/02/2017
06Vitaly Minakov
20-0 (Bellator)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
W-Peter Graham (SUB)
07Matt Mitrione
12-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
W-Oli Thompson (TKO)
W-Carl Seumanutafa (KO)
08Derrick Lewis
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
L-Mark Hunt (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (KO)
W-Shamil Abdurakhimov (TKO)
09Alexander Volkov
29-6 (3-0 UFC)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
10Marcin Tybura
16-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Luis Henrique (TKO)
W-Viktor Pesta (KO)
Fabricio Werdum
11/19/2017
11Blagoi Ivanov
15-1 (WSOF)
W-Shawn Jordan (TKO)
W-Josh Copeland (DEC)
W-Derrick Mehmen (TKO)
Caio Alencar
11/02/2017
12Roy Nelson
23-14 (Bellator)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
13Stefan Struve
28-9 (12-7 UFC)
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (SUB)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
14Curtis Blaydes
8-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Adam Milstead (TKO)
W-Cody East (TKO)
Alexey Oliynyk
11/04/2017
15Alexey Oliynyk
52-10-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (SUB)
W-Viktor Pesta (SUB)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
Curtis Blaydes
11/04/2017
16Andrei Arlovski
25-15 (14-9 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
L-Josh Barnett (SUB)
Junior Albini
11/11/2017
17Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
18Muhammed Lawal
21-6 (Bellator)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
19Fedor Emelianenko
36-5 (Bellator)
L-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Jaideep Singh (TKO)
20Cheick Kongo
27-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
W-Oli Thompson (DEC)
W-Tony Johnson (DEC)
21Junior Albini
14-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-Timothy Johnson (TKO)
W-Jose Rodrigo Guelke (DEC)
W-Ivan Vicic (TKO)
Andrei Arlovski
11/11/2017
22Timothy Johnson
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Junior Albini (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
23Shawn Jordan
19-8 (WSOF)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (TKO)
W-Ashley Gooch (TKO)
L-Ruslan Magomedov (DEC)
24Quinton Jackson
37-12 (Bellator)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
25Tony Johnson Jr.
11-3 (Bellator)
W-Magomedbag Agaev (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Raphael Butler (TKO)
26Caio Alencar
11-1 (WSOF)
W-Jared Rosholt (KO)
W-Felipe Oliveira (SUB)
W-Jose Guelke (DEC)
Blagoi Ivanov
11/02/2017
27Jared Rosholt
15-4 (PFL)
W-Nick Rossborough (DEC)
L-Caio Alencar (KO)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
28Daniel Omielanczuk
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
29Javy Ayala
10-6 (Bellator)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (KO)
W-Roy Boughton (TKO)
30Sergei Kharitonov
26-6 (Bellator)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (SUB)
W-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (KO)
W-Chase Gormley (KO)
31Ivan Shtyrkov
11-0 (Free Agent)
W-Satoshi Ishii (TKO)
W-Philip De Fries (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (DEC)
Christian M'Pumbu
11/11/2017
32Shamil Abdurakhimov
17-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
Chase Sherman
11/25/2017
33Walt Harris
10-6 (3-5 UFC)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
Mark Godbeer
11/04/2017
34Sergey Pavlovich
11-0 (Free Agent)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
W-Alexei Kudin (DEC)
W-Akhmedshaikh Gelegaev (TKO)
35Justin Ledet
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Azunna Anyanwu (DEC)
W-Mark Godbeer (SUB)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
36Amir Aliakbari
7-1 (Rizin)
W-Tyler King (TKO)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (TKO)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (KO)
37Chase Sherman
11-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Damian Grabowski (DEC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
L-Walt Harris (KO)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
11/25/2017
38Arjan Bhullar
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Joe Yager (DEC)
W-Chris Catala (TKO)
39Justin Willis
5-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-James Mulheron (DEC)
W-Juliano Coutinho (TKO)
W-Rizvan Kuniev (DEC)
Allen Crowder
12/02/2017
40Bobby Lashley
15-2 (Bellator)
W-Josh Appelt (SUB)
W-James Thompson (TKO)
W-Dan Charles (TKO)
41Antonio Silva
19-12-1 (Free Agent)
L-Vitaly Minakov (KO)
L-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
L-Roy Nelson (KO)
42Luis Henrique
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Arjan Bhullar (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Christian Colombo (SUB)
43Augusto Sakai
9-1-1 (Bellator)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
D-Dan Charles (DEC)
W-Alex Huddleston (DEC)
44Mark Godbeer
12-3 (1-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Spitz (DEC)
L-Justin Ledet (SUB)
W-Stuart Austin (TKO)
Walt Harris
11/04/2017
45Daniel Spitz
6-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (TKO)
L-Mark Godbeer (DEC)
W-Colton Vaughn (TKO)
46Anthony Hamilton
15-8 (3-6 UFC)
L-Daniel Spitz (TKO)
L-Marcel Fortuna (KO)
L-Francis Ngannou (SUB)
Adam Wieczorek
10/21/2017
47Josh Copeland
13-4 (PFL)
W-Mike Kyle (DEC)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
W-Mike Hayes (DEC)
Jared Torgeson
11/18/2017
48Mikhail Mokhnatkin
10-2-2 (Free Agent)
W-Derrick Mehmen (DEC)
L-Sergey Pavlovich (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
49Adam Milstead
8-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Chris de la Rocha (TKO)
W-Robert Morrow (TKO)
50James Mulheron
11-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Justin Willis (DEC)
W-Ruben Wolf (DEC)
W-Geraint Hill (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Cain Velasquez
14-2 (12-2 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (TKO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
*Junior dos Santos
18-5 (12-4 UFC)
L-Stipe Miocic (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
*Ben Rothwell
36-10 (6-4 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Josh Barnett (SUB)
W-Matt Mitrione (SUB)
*Josh Barnett
35-8 (7-3 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
L-Ben Rothwell (SUB)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
*Frank Mir
18-11 (16-11 UFC)
L-Mark Hunt (KO)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Todd Duffee (KO)
*Ruslan Magomedov
14-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Shawn Jordan (DEC)
W-Joshua Copeland (DEC)
W-Viktor Pesta (DEC)
*Todd Duffee
9-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Frank Mir (KO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
W-Philip De Fries (TKO)
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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
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- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

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    Top prospects in and outta the UFC in each weightclass

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  • yer

    I would
    like to express my feelings on there being an open weight class in the UFC where
    you can weigh whatever you want. Fighters take so much energy to cut weight and
    end up not fighting at their optimum as a result, so why don’t we do away with
    weight classes? Now I know a lot of you are going to say that this would be
    unfair to smaller fighters, but isn’t the whole idea of martial arts to be able
    to defeat your opponent no matter how big they are? What the smaller fighters
    would lack in mass and strength, would make up for it with their speed and
    cardio, do you really think Bigfoot Silva is going to beat Anderson Silva
    because he is bigger? there is no way he is going to stop that level of
    technique. How many of you out there would love to see a UFC open weight class?
    And how many of you think there are UFC fighters in lower weight classes that
    would destroy fighters in higher weight classes if it was an open weight class?