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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)
Francis Ngannou
02Francis Ngannou
11-1 (6-0 UFC)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (SUB)
Stipe Miocic
03Alistair Overeem
43-16 (8-5 UFC)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
W-Mark Hunt (KO)
04Fabricio Werdum
23-7-1 (11-4 UFC)
W-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Walt Harris (SUB)
L-Alistair Overeem (DEC)
05Mark Hunt
13-11-1 (8-5-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
NC-Brock Lesnar (NC)
06Vitaly Minakov
20-0 (Bellator)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
W-Peter Graham (SUB)
Tony Johnson
07Matt Mitrione
12-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
W-Oli Thompson (TKO)
W-Carl Seumanutafa (KO)
Roy Nelson
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
16-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Luis Henrique (TKO)
11Andrei Arlovski
26-15 (15-9 UFC)
W-Junior Albini (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
12Roy Nelson
23-14 (Bellator)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
Matt Mitrione
13Curtis Blaydes
9-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Adam Milstead (TKO)
14Alexey Oliynyk
52-11-1 (4-2 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (SUB)
W-Viktor Pesta (SUB)
15Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
16Blagoi Ivanov
16-1 (PFL)
W-Caio Alencar (DEC)
W-Shawn Jordan (TKO)
W-Josh Copeland (DEC)
17Muhammed Lawal
21-6 (Bellator)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
18Cheick Kongo
27-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
W-Oli Thompson (DEC)
W-Tony Johnson (DEC)
19Fedor Emelianenko
36-5 (Bellator)
L-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Jaideep Singh (TKO)
20Quinton Jackson
37-12 (Bellator)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
Chael Sonnen
21Caio Alencar
11-2 (PFL)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
W-Jared Rosholt (KO)
W-Felipe Oliveira (SUB)
22Jared Rosholt
15-4 (PFL)
W-Nick Rossborough (DEC)
L-Caio Alencar (KO)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
23Stefan Struve
28-9 (12-7 UFC)
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (SUB)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
24Junior Albini
14-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (TKO)
W-Jose Rodrigo Guelke (DEC)
25Timothy Johnson
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Junior Albini (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
Marcelo Golm
26Shawn Jordan
19-8 (WSOF)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (TKO)
W-Ashley Gooch (TKO)
L-Ruslan Magomedov (DEC)
27Shamil Abdurakhimov
18-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (DEC)
28Walt Harris
10-7 (3-6 UFC)
L-Mark Godbeer (DQ)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
29Tony Johnson Jr.
11-3 (Bellator)
W-Magomedbag Agaev (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Raphael Butler (TKO)
Vitaly Minakov
30Tai Tuivasa
6-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
W-James McSweeney (TKO)
W-Brandon Sosoli (KO)
31Javy Ayala
10-6 (Bellator)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (KO)
W-Roy Boughton (TKO)
32Sergei Kharitonov
26-6 (Bellator)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (SUB)
W-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (KO)
W-Chase Gormley (KO)
33Sergey Pavlovich
12-0 (Free Agent)
W-Kirill Sidelnikov (TKO)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
W-Alexei Kudin (DEC)
34Justin Ledet
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Azunna Anyanwu (DEC)
W-Mark Godbeer (SUB)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
35Ivan Shtyrkov
12-0 (Free Agent)
W-Christian M'Pumbu (DEC)
W-Satoshi Ishii (TKO)
W-Philip De Fries (TKO)
36Antonio Silva
19-12-1 (Free Agent)
L-Vitaly Minakov (KO)
L-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
L-Roy Nelson (KO)
37Daniel Omielanczuk
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
38Justin Willis
6-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Allen Crowder (KO)
W-James Mulheron (DEC)
W-Juliano Coutinho (TKO)
39Amir Aliakbari
7-1 (Rizin)
W-Tyler King (TKO)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (TKO)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (KO)
40Marcelo Golm
5-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Christian Colombo (TKO)
W-Italo Marques (KO)
W-Marcio Santos (KO)
Timothy Johnson
41Chase Sherman
11-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (KO)
W-Damian Grabowski (DEC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
42Bobby Lashley
15-2 (Bellator)
W-Josh Appelt (SUB)
W-James Thompson (TKO)
W-Dan Charles (TKO)
43Arjan Bhullar
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Joe Yager (DEC)
W-Chris Catala (TKO)
44Luis Henrique
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Arjan Bhullar (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Christian Colombo (SUB)
45Viktor Pesta
12-4 (Free Agent)
W-Alexei Kudin (SUB)
W-Michal Kita (TKO)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
46Mikhail Mokhnatkin
10-2-2 (Free Agent)
W-Derrick Mehmen (DEC)
L-Sergey Pavlovich (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
47Mark Godbeer
13-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Walt Harris (DQ)
W-Daniel Spitz (DEC)
L-Justin Ledet (SUB)
Dmitry Poberezhets
48Daniel Spitz
6-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (TKO)
L-Mark Godbeer (DEC)
W-Colton Vaughn (TKO)
49Adam Wieczorek
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
W-Ernesto Papa (SUB)
W-Zoumana Cisse (TKO)
50Anthony Hamilton
15-9 (3-7 UFC)
L-Adam Wieczorek (DEC)
L-Daniel Spitz (TKO)
L-Marcel Fortuna (KO)
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)
*James Mulheron
11-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Justin Willis (DEC)
W-Ruben Wolf (DEC)
W-Geraint Hill (TKO)
Cyril Asker
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    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?