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Top 10 MMA UFC Heavyweight Rankings

Updating the best MMA Heavyweight Rankings in the world after Tom Aspinall defeats Sergei Pavlovich to win the UFC Heavyweight Interim Title

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By admin | November 20, 2023

Honorable Mention

Marcin Tybura

Promotion: UFC

Marcin Tybura also deserves an honorable mention. He has a record of 24 wins and 8 losses. He lost to Tom Aspinall in his most recent fight.

Sergey Spivac

Promotion: UFC

Serghei Spivac is a professional MMA fighter from Moldova, and he has a record of 16 wins and 4 losses. 

Spivak has notable wins over Derrick Lewis, Greg Hardy, Augusto Sakai, and Tai Tuivasa. He was on an impressive 3-fight winning streak before losing to Ciryl Gane in his most recent fight. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.

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10. Jailton Almeida

Promotion: UFC

Opening the UFC MMA Heavyweight Rankings is Jailton Almeida. Almeida is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, with a record of 20 wins and only 2 losses. 

Almeida made it to the UFC after winning a fight on the Dana White Contender Series, and since then, has won six straight fights. He has already fought three times in 2023 and has defeated big names like Shamil Abdurakhimov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Derrick Lewis

There is no announcement about his next fight

9. Alexander Volkov

Promotion: UFC

Volkov is a Russian mixed martial artist, with a record of 37 wins and 10 losses. He is ranked #6 in the UFC Heavyweight Rankings.

Volkov is currently on a 3-fight winning streak, and he has many impressive wins over Elite heavyweight fighters like Fabricio Werdum, Timothy Johnson, Marcin Tybura, Alistair Overeem, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik

In his most recent fight, Volkov also won against Tai Tuivasa, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

8. Curtis Blaydes

Promotion: UFC

Curtis Blaydes is an American MMA fighter with a record of 17 wins and 4 losses. He is ranked #5 in the UFC Heavyweight Rankings.

 Blaydes is one of the top wrestlers in the heavyweight division, and he has notable wins over Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Chris Daukaus, and Tom Aspinal

In his most recent fight, he lost to Sergey Palvovich, and there is no official announcement about his next fight as of now.

7. Ryan Bader

Promotion: Bellator

Title(s):
  • Bellator Heavyweight World Champion
  • Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion

Ryan Bader is a professional MMA fighter from the United States, with a record of 31 wins and 7 losses, with 1 no-contest. 

Bader is the current Bellator Heavyweight Champion and Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix winner with impressive wins over Fedor Emelianenko, Cheick Kongo, Phil Davis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Muhammed Lawal and Valentin Moldavsky. He is also the former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion holding the titles simultaneously.

His last fight was against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290 in a rematch of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals at Bellator 214 winning by knockout. Bader won the fight by ground and pound to get the TKO. No announcement on his next fight.

6. Sergei Pavlovich

Promotion: UFC

Sergei Pavlovich is a Russian MMA fighter with a professional record of 18 wins and 2 losses. 

Palvovich is one of the hardest hitters in the UFC heavyweight division, and he has notable wins over fighters like Shamil Abdurakhimov, Derrick Lewis, and Tai Tuivasa.

Last weekend, he fought Tom Aspinal for the Vacant UFC interim Heavyweight Title, however, he lost the fight after Aspinal knocked him out in a little over a minute. Right now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

5. Ciryl Gane

Promotion: UFC

Ciryl Gane is a French MMA Fighter and former Kickboxer, with a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 2 losses. He is ranked #2 in the UFC Heavyweight Rankings.

He is the former UFC interim heavyweight champion and won the interim title after defeating Derrick Lewis via TKO. Gane also fought  Jon Jones for the Vacant heavyweight world title, however, he lost the fight via submission in the first round.

In his most recent fight, he defeated Sergey Spivac via TKO, and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

4. Tom Aspinall

Promotion: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Heavyweight Interim Champion

Tom Aspinall is a professional MMA fighter from Britain and has a record of 14 wins and 3 losses. 

Tom Aspinal is the current UFC Interim Heavyweight world champion. He won the title last weekend, at UFC 295, after defeating Sergei Pavlovich, knocking him out with a devastating right hand in only 69 seconds. 

There is no official announcement about his next fight, however, he should expect a title unification bout with the Undisputed champion, Jon Jones.

3. Jon Jones

Promotion: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Heavyweight World Champion

Jon Jones is an American professional MMA fighter, with a record of 27 wins and only one loss, which was because of a disqualification. 

Jones is the current UFC heavyweight champion of the world, and a former three-time Light Heavyweight world champion. He made 11 title defenses at light heavyweight. 

Jones became the heavyweight champion after defeating former UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciyrl Gane. Jones Won in the very first round, Submitting Gane via Guillotine choke. 

His next fight was against Stipe Miocic but the bout will be rescheduled due to Jones’ recent injury. 

2. Stipe Miocic

Promotion: UFC

Stipe Miocic is an American professional MMA Fighter with a record of 20 wins and 4 losses. 

He is a former two-time UFC heavyweight world champion and holds the record for most consecutive title defenses in the division. His most notable wins have come against Francis Ngannou, Daniel Cormier, Junior Dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum, and Mark Hunt. 

In his most recent fight, Miocic lost the world title to Francis Ngannou in a rematch. He was scheduled to fight Jon Jones at UFC 295, but the fight had to be canceled after Jones was injured.

1. Francis Ngannou

Promotion: PFL

Francis Ngannou is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from Cameroon. He has an MMA record of 17 wins and 3 losses. 

Ngannou is the Former UFC Heavyweight World Champion and won the title after defeating Stipe Miocic back in March of 2021. He also defended the title once against Ciryl Gane, however, he was stripped of the title after a contract dispute with the UFC. 

Ngannou Signed a deal with PFL, and recently also had his first professional boxing fight against Tyson Fury. Though Ngannou lost a split decision, he surprised the world by knocking Fury down. Many fans believe that he should have won the fight.

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  1. Chris Daukaus

    Heavyweight
  2. Timothy Johnson

    Heavyweight
  3. Tom Aspinall

    Heavyweight
  4. Sergei Pavlovich

    Heavyweight
  5. Sergey Spivak

    Heavyweight
  6. Tai Tuivasa

    Heavyweight
  7. Andrei Arlovski

    Heavyweight
  8. Ben Rothwell

    Heavyweight
  9. Augusto Sakai

    Heavyweight
  10. Justin Willis

    Heavyweight
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