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MMA World Heavyweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Stipe Miocic
18-2 (12-2 UFC)
W-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
Daniel Cormier
02Francis Ngannou
11-2 (6-1 UFC)
L-Stipe Miocic (DEC)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
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)
Alexander Volkov
05Curtis Blaydes
9-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
06Vitaly Minakov
21-0 (Free Agent)
W-Tony Johnson (TKO)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
07Mark Hunt
13-12-1 (8-6-1 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
08Matt Mitrione
13-5 (Bellator)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
W-Oli Thompson (TKO)
09Derrick Lewis
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
L-Mark Hunt (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (KO)
W-Shamil Abdurakhimov (TKO)
Marcin Tybura
10Alexander Volkov
29-6 (3-0 UFC)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
Fabricio Werdum
11Marcin Tybura
16-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Luis Henrique (TKO)
Derrick Lewis
12Andrei Arlovski
26-15 (15-9 UFC)
W-Junior Albini (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
Stefan Struve
13Roy Nelson
23-15 (Bellator)
L-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
14Alexey Oliynyk
52-11-1 (4-2 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (SUB)
W-Viktor Pesta (SUB)
Junior Albini
15Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
16Mirko Cro Cop
36-11-2 (Rizin)
W-Tsuyoshi Kosaka (TKO)
W-Amir Aliakbari (KO)
W-Kaido Hoovelson (TKO)
17Muhammed Lawal
21-6 (Bellator)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
18Blagoi Ivanov
16-1 (PFL)
W-Caio Alencar (DEC)
W-Shawn Jordan (TKO)
W-Josh Copeland (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)
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)
Andrei Arlovski
24Chael Sonnen
30-15-1 (Bellator)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
W-Wanderlei Silva (DEC)
L-Tito Ortiz (SUB)
25Tai Tuivasa
7-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
W-James McSweeney (TKO)
26Junior Albini
14-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (TKO)
W-Jose Rodrigo Guelke (DEC)
Alexey Oliynyk
27Timothy Johnson
12-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Marcelo Golm (DEC)
L-Junior Albini (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
28Shawn Jordan
19-8 (WSOF)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (TKO)
W-Ashley Gooch (TKO)
L-Ruslan Magomedov (DEC)
29Shamil Abdurakhimov
18-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (DEC)
30Walt Harris
10-7 (3-6 UFC)
L-Mark Godbeer (DQ)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
31Ivan Shtyrkov
12-0 (Free Agent)
W-Christian M'Pumbu (DEC)
W-Satoshi Ishii (TKO)
W-Philip De Fries (TKO)
32Justin Willis
6-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Allen Crowder (KO)
W-James Mulheron (DEC)
W-Juliano Coutinho (TKO)
33Javy Ayala
10-6 (Bellator)
L-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (KO)
W-Roy Boughton (TKO)
34Sergei Kharitonov
26-6 (Bellator)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (SUB)
W-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (KO)
W-Chase Gormley (KO)
35Sergey Pavlovich
12-0 (Free Agent)
W-Kirill Sidelnikov (TKO)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
W-Alexei Kudin (DEC)
36Justin Ledet
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Azunna Anyanwu (DEC)
W-Mark Godbeer (SUB)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
37Antonio Silva
19-12-1 (Free Agent)
L-Vitaly Minakov (KO)
L-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
L-Roy Nelson (KO)
38Daniel Omielanczuk
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
39Amir Aliakbari
7-1 (Rizin)
W-Tyler King (TKO)
W-Geronimo dos Santos (TKO)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (KO)
40Tony Johnson Jr.
11-4 (Free Agent)
L-Vitaly Minakov (TKO)
W-Magomedbag Agaev (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
41Arjan Bhullar
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Joe Yager (DEC)
W-Chris Catala (TKO)
Adam Wieczorek
42Marcelo Golm
5-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
W-Christian Colombo (TKO)
W-Italo Marques (KO)
43Chase Sherman
11-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (KO)
W-Damian Grabowski (DEC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
44Quinton Jackson
37-13 (Bellator)
L-Chael Sonnen (DEC)
L-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
45Mark Godbeer
13-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Walt Harris (DQ)
W-Daniel Spitz (DEC)
L-Justin Ledet (SUB)
Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
46Daniel Spitz
6-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (TKO)
L-Mark Godbeer (DEC)
W-Colton Vaughn (TKO)
47Viktor Pesta
12-4 (Free Agent)
W-Alexei Kudin (SUB)
W-Michal Kita (TKO)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
48Adam Wieczorek
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
W-Ernesto Papa (SUB)
W-Zoumana Cisse (TKO)
49Luis Henrique
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Arjan Bhullar (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Christian Colombo (SUB)
50Mikhail Mokhnatkin
10-2-2 (Free Agent)
W-Derrick Mehmen (DEC)
L-Sergey Pavlovich (DEC)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
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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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.

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