Heavyweight+

Heavyweight and above (Over 210.0 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
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US Stipe Miocic  (35) 18-2-0
1941
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Francis Ngannou
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#1 LHW] Daniel Cormier
2  
FR Francis Ngannou  (31) 11-2-0
831
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Derrick Lewis
3  
US Curtis Blaydes  (27) 10-1-0
790
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
4  
RU Alexander Volkov  (29) 30-6-0
753
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
5  
US Ryan Bader  (35) 25-5-0
742
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Muhammed Lawal
 
6  
BR Fabricio Werdum  (40) 23-8-1
648
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
7  
NL Alistair Overeem  (38) 43-17-0
647
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
8  
BR Junior dos Santos  (34) 18-5-0
498
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#20 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
9  
NZ Mark Hunt  (44) 13-12-1
426
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
10  
US Derrick Lewis  (33) 19-5-0
402
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Marcin Tybura
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Francis Ngannou
11  
US Matt Mitrione  (39) 13-5-0
289
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 HW] Roy Nelson
 
12  
RU Vitaly Minakov  (33) 21-0-0
266
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#54 HW] Tony Johnson
 
13  
US Muhammed Lawal  (37) 21-7-0
259
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 HW] Ryan Bader
 
14  
HR Mirko Filipovic  (43) 36-11-2
252
Last Fight: 12/31/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#231 HW] Tsuyoshi Kosaka
 
15  
FR Cheick Kongo  (43) 28-10-2
250
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 HW] Javy Ayala
 
16  
AU Tai Tuivasa  (25) 8-0-0
247
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
17  
UA Alexey Oleynik  (40) 58-11-1
242
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#41 HW] Junior Albini
 
18  
US Travis Browne  (35) 18-7-1
242
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Alexey Oleynik
 
19  
BY Andrei Arlovski  (39) 27-16-0
229
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Tai Tuivasa
 
20  
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (31) 16-1-0
225
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#57 HW] Caio Alencar
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Junior dos Santos
21  
US Roy Nelson  (41) 23-15-0
223
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
22  
PL Marcin Tybura  (32) 16-4-0
221
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 7/22/2018 [UFC] vs [#23 HW] Stefan Struve
23  
NL Stefan Struve  (30) 28-10-0
182
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 7/22/2018 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Marcin Tybura
24  
US Chael Sonnen  (41) 30-15-1
182
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
25  
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (29) 13-0-1
180
Last Fight: 5/05/2018 [Russian Cagefighting Championship] vs  [#38 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)

Previous Official Release: 6/10/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#65] Shawn Jordan*, [#190] Mark Tanios*, [#249] Dion Staring!, [#250] Ben Edwards!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

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625 Comments

  1. Brent June 22, 2012 at 2:28 am Reply

    Thanks interesting link but I think those rankings are also sufferring from the hangover effects of the Fedor era. Even in my updated versions I have Allistair and Werdum ranked very high. This is only because of the way they have entered the UFC in style against real challengers like Brock and Roy. I don’t think either guy will dethrone JDS. I think Cain and JDS may split among many fights but it is too close to call and for now I would have liked to see Cain have another matchup first against Roy, Frank or the Werdum vs Russow winner to get another shot. Silva is not even the Strikforce Grandprix Finalist I hardly think he deserves the spot as UFC titleshot gatekeeper. As or more happy and excited to see Struve vs Miocic coming up as I was for Cormier vs Barnett, but no less interested. If Brock came back into my rankings right now by magic he is number 10, bumping Fedor.

  2. Oleg June 13, 2012 at 9:32 am Reply

    Brent, I don’t think we will ever do a fan vote based ranking. Here’s a site that does a fan vote Top 10, if you’re curious:

    http://www.mmaplayground.com/top-10-mma-fighters.aspx

  3. Brent June 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm Reply

    1 Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir, 5 Fabricio Verdum, Travis Browne, Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve, Mike Russow,
    10 Shane Carwin, Daniel Cormier, Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, 15 Ben Rothwell, Chieck Kongo, Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Cole Conrad, 20 Fedor Emelianenko

    I would love for this site to hold a vote where the fans vote on each division like this to help sort out who is who at the top? Showcase us in the historical section under a fans rankings category. Feel free post what you think..

  4. mikel May 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Sorry mamba is fast than dos santos

  5. mikel May 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Lesnar vs velasquez 2 and the winner fight for the belt if lesnar return and overeem vs the white manba cigano

  6. mikel May 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply

    perhaps arlovski can fight vs brett rogers again

  7. attack May 29, 2012 at 7:54 am Reply

    good fight is kharitonov vs cormier in strikeforce, cormier win kharitonov is real that guy is very good fighter,the real black fedor

  8. attack May 29, 2012 at 7:50 am Reply

    what about pat barry in the lightheavyweight division is too small for big guys.

  9. 4 Important reasons why JDS should not fight Velasquez next | 5th Round May 29, 2012 at 4:32 am Reply

    […] be for Cormier to join the division. Couple that with the fact he’s currently ranked the 4th best heavyweight in the world by fight matrix, behind JDS, Velasquez and Overeem, and you’ve got a very viable contender. […]

  10. Updated perfect HW rankings. – Page 22 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply

    […] Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Heavyweight+ 1. Junior dos Santos 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Alistair Overeem 4. Daniel Cormier 5. Frank Mir 6. Fabricio Werdum 7. Antonio Silva 8. Shane Carwin 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Josh Barnett 11. Fedor Emelianenko 12. Cole Konrad 13. Mark Hunt 14. Stefan Struve 15. Roy Nelson 16. Travis Browne 17. Damian Grabowski 18. Mike Russow 19. Stipe Miocic 20. Cheick Kongo […]

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