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)
03Fabricio Werdum
21-7-1 (9-4 UFC)
L-Alistair Overeem (DEC)
W-Travis Browne (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (KO)
04Cain Velasquez
14-2 (12-2 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (TKO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
05Junior dos Santos
18-5 (12-4 UFC)
L-Stipe Miocic (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
Francis Ngannou
06Francis Ngannou
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
Junior dos Santos
07Mark Hunt
13-11-1 (8-5-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
NC-Brock Lesnar (NC)
Marcin Tybura
08Vitaly Minakov
20-0 (Bellator)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
W-Peter Graham (SUB)
09Derrick Lewis
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
L-Mark Hunt (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (KO)
W-Shamil Abdurakhimov (TKO)
10Matt Mitrione
12-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
W-Oli Thompson (TKO)
W-Carl Seumanutafa (KO)
11Alexander Volkov
28-6 (2-0 UFC)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
W-Attila Vegh (KO)
Stefan Struve
12Roy Nelson
22-14 (Bellator)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
Javy Ayala
13Stefan Struve
28-8 (12-6 UFC)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (SUB)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
L-Jared Rosholt (DEC)
Alexander Volkov
14Marcin Tybura
16-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Luis Henrique (TKO)
W-Viktor Pesta (KO)
Mark Hunt
15Blagoi Ivanov
15-1 (WSOF)
W-Shawn Jordan (TKO)
W-Josh Copeland (DEC)
W-Derrick Mehmen (TKO)
16Curtis Blaydes
8-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Adam Milstead (TKO)
W-Cody East (TKO)
Alexey Oliynyk
17Alexey Oliynyk
52-10-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (SUB)
W-Viktor Pesta (SUB)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
Curtis Blaydes
18Muhammed Lawal
21-6 (Bellator)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
Liam McGeary
19Andrei Arlovski
25-15 (14-9 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
L-Josh Barnett (SUB)
20Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
21Cheick Kongo
27-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
W-Oli Thompson (DEC)
W-Tony Johnson (DEC)
22Quinton Jackson
37-12 (Bellator)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
23Fedor Emelianenko
36-5 (Bellator)
L-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
W-Jaideep Singh (TKO)
24Shawn Jordan
19-8 (WSOF)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (TKO)
W-Ashley Gooch (TKO)
L-Ruslan Magomedov (DEC)
25Junior Albini
14-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-Timothy Johnson (TKO)
W-Jose Rodrigo Guelke (DEC)
W-Ivan Vicic (TKO)
26Timothy Johnson
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Junior Albini (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
27Daniel Omielanczuk
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
28Tony Johnson Jr.
11-3 (Bellator)
W-Magomedbag Agaev (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Raphael Butler (TKO)
29Ivan Shtyrkov
11-0 (Free Agent)
W-Satoshi Ishii (TKO)
W-Philip De Fries (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (DEC)
30Javy Ayala
10-5 (Bellator)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (KO)
W-Roy Boughton (TKO)
L-Carl Seumanutafa (TKO)
Roy Nelson
31Sergei Kharitonov
26-6 (Bellator)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (SUB)
W-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (KO)
W-Chase Gormley (KO)
32Shamil Abdurakhimov
17-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
33Walt Harris
10-5 (3-4 UFC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (DEC)
Mark Godbeer
34Sergey Pavlovich
11-0 (Free Agent)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
W-Alexei Kudin (DEC)
W-Akhmedshaikh Gelegaev (TKO)
35Amir Aliakbari
7-1 (Rizin)
W-Tyler King (TKO)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (TKO)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (KO)
36Denis Goltsov
19-4 (Free Agent)
W-Salimgerey Rasulov (DEC)
W-Paul Buentello (KO)
W-Mike Kyle (SUB)
Mukhomad Vakhaev
37Caio Alencar
11-1 (WSOF)
W-Jared Rosholt (KO)
W-Felipe Oliveira (SUB)
W-Jose Guelke (DEC)
38Jared Rosholt
15-4 (PFL)
W-Nick Rossborough (DEC)
L-Caio Alencar (KO)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
39Antonio Silva
19-12-1 (Free Agent)
L-Vitaly Minakov (KO)
L-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
L-Roy Nelson (KO)
40Chase Sherman
11-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Damian Grabowski (DEC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
L-Walt Harris (KO)
41Luis Henrique
10-3 (2-2 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Christian Colombo (SUB)
W-Dmitry Smolyakov (SUB)
Arjan Bhullar
42Bobby Lashley
15-2 (Bellator)
W-Josh Appelt (SUB)
W-James Thompson (TKO)
W-Dan Charles (TKO)
43Anthony Hamilton
15-7 (3-5 UFC)
L-Marcel Fortuna (KO)
L-Francis Ngannou (SUB)
W-Damian Grabowski (KO)
Daniel Spitz
44Justin Willis
5-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-James Mulheron (DEC)
W-Juliano Coutinho (TKO)
W-Rizvan Kuniev (DEC)
45Augusto Sakai
9-1-1 (Bellator)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
D-Dan Charles (DEC)
W-Alex Huddleston (DEC)
46Brandon Vera
15-7 (One FC)
W-Hideki Sekine (TKO)
W-Paul Cheng (KO)
W-Igor Subora (TKO)
47Josh Copeland
13-4 (PFL)
W-Mike Kyle (DEC)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
W-Mike Hayes (DEC)
48Mark Godbeer
12-3 (1-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Spitz (DEC)
L-Justin Ledet (SUB)
W-Stuart Austin (TKO)
Walt Harris
49Adam Milstead
8-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Chris de la Rocha (TKO)
W-Robert Morrow (TKO)
50Cyril Asker
8-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Walt Harris (TKO)
W-Dmitry Smoliakov (TKO)
L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*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)
*Justin Ledet
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Mark Godbeer (SUB)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
NC-Brice Ritani-Coe (NC)
Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
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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.

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  • Phox Debate

    Top prospects in and outta the UFC in each weightclass

  • 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?