UFC Heavyweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205) – Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Featherweight (145)

   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
2017 UFC Signings:
Arjan Bhullar
Adam Wieczorek
James Mulheron
Junior Albini
Rashad Coulter
Daniel Spitz
Dmitry Poberezhets
Justin Willis
Marcel Fortuna
2017 UFC Cuts:
Roy Nelson
Viktor Pesta
01Stipe Miocic
17-2 (11-2 UFC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
02Fabricio Werdum
21-6-1 (9-3 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Cain Velasquez (SUB)
Alistair Overeem
03Cain Velasquez
14-2 (12-2 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (TKO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
04Alistair Overeem
42-15 (7-4 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (KO)
L-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
Fabricio Werdum
05Junior dos Santos
18-5 (12-4 UFC)
L-Stipe Miocic (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
06Francis Ngannou
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (TKO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
07Mark Hunt
13-11-1 (8-5-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
NC-Brock Lesnar (NC)
08Derrick Lewis
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
L-Mark Hunt (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (KO)
W-Shamil Abdurakhimov (TKO)
09Alexander Volkov
28-6 (2-0 UFC)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
W-Attila Vegh (KO)
Stefan Struve
10Marcin Tybura
16-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Luis Henrique (TKO)
W-Viktor Pesta (KO)
11Andrei Arlovski
25-15 (14-9 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
L-Josh Barnett (SUB)
12Travis Browne
18-6-1 (9-6-1 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
L-Cain Velasquez (TKO)
Alexey Oliynyk
13Stefan Struve
28-8 (12-6 UFC)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (SUB)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
L-Jared Rosholt (DEC)
Alexander Volkov
14Curtis Blaydes
7-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Adam Milstead (TKO)
W-Cody East (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
Daniel Omielanczuk
15Timothy Johnson
11-3 (3-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
Junior Albini
16Daniel Omielanczuk
19-7-1 (4-4 UFC)
L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (DEC)
Curtis Blaydes
17Alexey Oliynyk
51-10-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Viktor Pesta (SUB)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Jared Rosholt (KO)
Travis Browne
18Shamil Abdurakhimov
17-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
19Walt Harris
10-5 (3-4 UFC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (DEC)
20Luis Henrique
10-3 (2-2 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Christian Colombo (SUB)
W-Dmitry Smolyakov (SUB)
Arjan Bhullar
21Adam Milstead
8-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Chris de la Rocha (TKO)
W-Robert Morrow (TKO)
22Marcel Fortuna
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
W-David Mitchell (DEC)
Jordan Johnson
23Anthony Hamilton
15-7 (3-5 UFC)
L-Marcel Fortuna (KO)
L-Francis Ngannou (SUB)
W-Damian Grabowski (KO)
24Chase Sherman
10-3 (1-2 UFC)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
L-Walt Harris (KO)
L-Justin Ledet (DEC)
25Mark Godbeer
12-3 (1-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Spitz (DEC)
L-Justin Ledet (SUB)
W-Stuart Austin (TKO)
26Cyril Asker
8-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Walt Harris (TKO)
W-Dmitry Smoliakov (TKO)
L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
27Christian Colombo
8-2-1 (0-1-1 UFC)
L-Luis Henrique (SUB)
D-Jarjis Danho (DEC)
W-Tom Sasaki (TKO)
Damian Grabowski
28Jarjis Danho
6-1-1 (0-1-1 UFC)
D-Christian Colombo (DEC)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Stefan Traunmueller (TKO)
29Damian Grabowski
20-4 (0-2 UFC)
L-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Konstantin Gluhov (SUB)
Christian Colombo
30Rashad Coulter
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Chase Sherman (KO)
W-Larry Hopkins (KO)
W-Jeremy Hardy (KO)
31Daniel Spitz
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Mark Godbeer (DEC)
W-Colton Vaughn (TKO)
W-Wesley Correira (DEC)
32Chris de la Rocha
4-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Adam Milstead (TKO)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (TKO)
W-Matt Kovacs (SUB)
33Dmitry Smoliakov
8-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Cyril Asker (TKO)
L-Luis Henrique (SUB)
W-Sergey Grebenec (SUB)
Adam Wieczorek
* Ineligible for Rankings
*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)
15 months Inactivity
*Justin Ledet
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Mark Godbeer (SUB)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
NC-Brice Ritani-Coe (NC)
*James Mulheron
11-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ruben Wolf (DEC)
W-Geraint Hill (TKO)
W-Neil Grove (DEC)
Justin Willis
*Junior Albini
13-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jose Rodrigo Guelke (DEC)
W-Ivan Vicic (TKO)
W-Tiago Cardoso (KO)
Timothy Johnson
*Justin Willis
4-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Juliano Coutinho (TKO)
W-Rizvan Kuniev (DEC)
W-Yusuke Kawaguchi (TKO)
James Mulheron
Yet to debut
*Arjan Bhullar
6-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Joe Yager (DEC)
W-Chris Catala (TKO)
W-Ryan Pokryfky (DEC)
Luis Henrique
*Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
10-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Oleg Gapchenko (TKO)
W-Ivo Cuk (TKO)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
Yet to debut
*Bilyal Makhov
0-0 (0-0 UFC)
Yet to debut
*Adam Wieczorek
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ernesto Papa (SUB)
W-Zoumana Cisse (TKO)
W-Kevin Wiwatowski (SUB)
Dmitry Smoliakov
*Dmitry Poberezhets
24-5-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Francisco Bezerra (TKO)
NC-Evgeni Myakinkin (NC)
W-Daniil Mazurovich (TKO)


  • Me

    Francis and Lewis should be switched, Andrei beat up Browne, and both lost against top tier opponents

  • Jake Nussbaum

    why are hughes gsp not in the all time wins list? is it only active fighters?

    • D.C. Ross

      You are correct, the list is only made up of active fighters. I am soon adding fighters not on the UFC’s active roster, so I will be able to create a historical and active list for a variety of statistics.

  • Ayy

    What up from the future
    Brock still top 10 lol

  • Kyle Hasib

    Man what the fuck happened to this division.

  • stu

    where’s shane carwin!?

    • Michael Stone

      That’s not a serious question, is it?
      He hasn’t fought since 2011 and isn’t currently on the UFC roster. The only hint that he isn’t done fighting was in a Facebook exchange with a fan who praised Carwin’s MMA career, and in reply Carwin asked “Are you saying it is over?”.
      Hardly confirmation of a comeback, and certainly not enough to be ranked here.

  • Migue

    The UFC signed Walt Harris to replace Daniel Omielaczuk and will fight Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 11-7-14

  • monty

    R.I.P. Shane del Rosario

    • D.C. Ross

      Sad day for the mixed martial arts world. Shane was one of the sport’s best ambassadors.

  • Sean

    even though big country clearly lost to miocic, it was through decision. nelsons style is to knock somebody in the jaw out cold, and stipe was aware of this and didnt come close and worked him with his speed and range strategically very clever and all but stipe still lost to struve while nelson destroyed the skyscraper. even though they say they are as good as their last fight I still think roy nelson is the more dangerous fighter, no dissrespect to stipe miocic because he bullied nelson just like dos santos did but it wasnt as convincing to me. just my opinion, basicly miocic should be placed above nelson he defeated him fair and square.

    • D.C. Ross

      Nelson is above Miocic because the ufc.com/rankings says he is. If it were my choice, Miocic would easily be ahead of Nelson based off their last fight.

      Just to reiterate, I use the UFC.com/rankings for my Top 10 and then we rank all the rest.

  • Joe

    I think the UFC kinda messed up with putting Roy Nelson above Frank Mir … Mir outclassed him when they fought and Roy has yet to beat anyone worthy of sending him above Mir … Mir may have a 2 fight losing streak but they’re to JDS and DC, and Roy’s 3 fight win streak is vs. two guys ranked under 15 (in a 22 ranked guys division) and a cut fighter. How does he rank above Mir?

    • D.C. Ross

      I agree with you. Nelson has never beaten a Top 10 guy, but thanks to a thin HW division and some recent losses to the guys ahead of him, it seems as if he may be overrated. A lot of people claim that Nelson was sick coming into the Mir fight, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for why Nelson should be ranked above Mir. Nelson is certainly a top talent, but I think is his ceiling is only so high when watching him face guys like JDS, Werdum, and Mir.


    Unfortunately Junior dos Santos gave his victory for Cain Velasquez for $ 400,000. He did contacts with Dana White before the fight. All the brazilians knows about that, except UFC and Dana White.
    But in the future he will get back his belt because obviously JDS is much better than VELASQUEZ.

    • RomAn Cantu

      Wtf r u talking about jds got a lucky punch on the first fight, and cain finished him in the next two confrontations, not decisions he literally whipped his ass, you obviously don’t know anything about mma.

      • Sam Smith

        Cain won via decision in the 2nd fight, then TKO’d JDS in the 5th round of the 3rd fight..

  • jayo

    love your site man REALLY DO!! and look no one is ever going to agree 100% with each other…the only thing i would say is that you have…. schaub at 13, and over stipe!! which i cant wrap my head around really cant! , and pat barry but maybe thats just cuz im a massive pat HD barry fan and think he should be up near top ten and def over b,schaub…. but stipe would honestly destroy schaub in my eyes….but rem what i said i love your site LOVE IT!! and you cant please everyone and i know that my friend 🙂

    • rankingmma

      Thanks for the props. I appreciate you coming to my site and commenting! I am always hoping for feedback of any kind.

      Schaub over Miocic and Barry is your biggest fault with the UFC HW rankings, and you know what I agree with you in a lot of ways. I think Schaub would probably lose to both guys. The reason Schaub is ranked above them are his wins over Cro Cop and Gonzaga. Miocic has never beaten anyone ranked higher than those guys. Barry’s KO win over Del Rosario was huge, but he’s just 2-3 in his last 5 fights. Schaub’s losses are to Nogueira (Top 10) and Rothwell, while Barry’s losses are to guys ranked lower (Lavar Johnson, Kongo). Maybe Joe Silva will book Barry against someone like Rothwell, Hunt, Schaub to boost him up the ranks.

      • jayo

        🙂 haha you know what man,YOU REALLY REALLY know your shit,i thought i was a massive mma fan,pardon the french,but fuck me..you really really do your home work and after reading your reply to me,the sec i read it i was like you know what your rite..and what an idea(i should write a letter to joe silva to have you working with him) cuz barry vs hunt or schaub is a deadly idea…love the site man,and iv looked over all the ranking sites this one is by FAR the best by far..but my only other peeve is with big nog at 5 i dont think he is that good any more,a win over herman is noting great and put him in with hunt or t browine i cant see him winning…but thanks for the feed back and hats off to you and all your hard work you dont get thank enough FACT!

        • rankingmma

          Thanks man, I make my fair share of mistakes too though. Just like this last weekend, I didn’t think Saffiedine had much of a chance against Marquardt, and what do you know it was complete domination for Saffiedine. It’s what makes this sport fun to watch.

  • dWd

    I don’t like Bigfoot at No.4,put him one spot above Browne,Browne was obviously hampered by that leg injury. after big losses to Cormier and Velasquez ,guys like Struve,Congo,Rothwell would all light him up and Hunt would make a right mess of him too.

    • admin

      I don’t like him at #4 either, but his wins over Fedor, Browne, Kyle, and Arlovski are hard to ignore. Silva’s losses to Cain and Cormier were extremely one-sided, yet those two fighters are arguably the top 3 fighters in the entire division. I don’t think Struve, Kongo, Rothwell, or Hunt would do much better against them. Kongo gave Cain a decent fight, but that was years.

      Kongo, Rothwell, and Hunt are in need of some quality wins. Hunt is closest right now, but I think most fans are aware of his limitations on the ground. If Rothwell is in shape as he was for the Schaub fight, he is dangerous. Kongo has looked flat ever since losing to Mir. Yes, he did knock out Barry, but that was quite the hail mary victory.

      The toughest thing was to put Silva above Mir. It’s Silva’s win over Fedor that is making the difference. There are not many fighters that can claim that right.

      What’s your HW Top 10 look like?

      • dWd

        I love fedor,one of the best ever,but he fought on too long,much like B.J.Penn he got by on natural ability without being super fit and age catches up with them quicker than say Dan Henderson or Randy Couture who extended their careers by being extremely fit. My rankings can be seen at http:****

      • dWd

        I think you have Hunt,Rothwell and Kongo in the right order but Schaub, Bigfoot,Browne and Struve should be below them,Browne only drew with Kongo and Schaub’ KO of Crocop put him in the top ten at the time so he could even slot in between Rothwell and Kongo.

        • admin

          Mark Hunt can throw down with any striker in the heavyweight division, but his ground game is still severely lacking. Look at what Sean McCorkle did to him. He has made some slight gains in his overall takedown defense and submission ability, but I still feel there is absolutely no way he wins against Bigfoot or Struve if the fight went to the floor.
          Kongo is falling off fast. You are correct that it was not too long ago that Kongo earned a draw of Browne, but recent back injuries have robbed him of his overall mobility and he just looks gunshy as of late.

          I still think you’re discounting Bigfoot’s ability as a high-level heavyweight. His top control is some of the best in the business.

          Over the last 3 years:
          Bigfoot’s wins = Fedor, Browne, Arlovski, Kyle
          Hunt’s wins = Kongo, Rothwell

          I realize Bigfoot’s one-sided losses likely merit most of his downgrading in your eyes, but that is exactly the point of why I am yet to be sold on Hunt.

          Hopefully, Hunt vs. Bigfoot is booked in the near future…

      • dWd

        I’m not saying Bigfoot will never be top 5,i just think from a pure ranking perspective he should go in 1 place ahead of the guy he beat,he can move up the rankings in time as he gets his wins like everybody else right.Same reason Werdum should be only one place ahead of Nelson.

        • admin

          I hear you. I also think Bigfoot is overrated at #4, but it’s mainly because Overeem, Cormier, and Barnett are not currently fighting in the UFC. Bring those guys in and Silva drops down to 7th. Imagine if Fedor was still active though, Silva would clearly still be ranked ahead of him. That is a factoring reason for why Bigfoot is ranked ahead of guys like Mir, Nelson, Struve, Hunt, etc.

  • dWd

    If Stipe Miocic’ run up the heavyweight rankings ends this weekend,could he make LHW?

    • admin

      I don’t think he could make 205, but he sure would make a welcome addition to the light heavyweight division that is hungry for new title challengers.

      Who knows though, Miocic used to wrestle at 197 lbs. in college. He seems to have packed on some muscle over the years, but if Daniel cormier is willing to make the cut to 205, I’m not sure why Stipe wouldn’t consider it should he run into some trouble at heavyweight.

  • dWd

    werdum above big country but still below big nog,imo. and do you really have to remove fighters who are suspended we all know overeem is No.3 and he embarassed werdum not long ago,not even close.

  • admin

    He was released following his loss to Mike Russow.

  • admin

    Carwin dominated Frank Mir in their head-to-head matchup. Mir has put together a solid win streak since the loss, but he will still need to prove himself against a Top 5 fighter to move ahead of Carwin.


    Friends, Junior dos Santos will be in first place for long, long, long, long, long, TIME !

  • Omadus

    Perfect ranking just where it is today Daniel cormier should be top ten though

    • admin

      These are UFC-only rankings. Cormier is currently #1 in the MMA World Rankings.

    • MonsterMash

      Cormier is light heavyweight noob

      • Kane Brookes

        he was a heavyweight when he posted that comment haha you’re a noob

  • Pedrohenri_mengo

    Alistaiir the reem  Overeem the best !        the best figthering the world