MMA UFC Top 10 Heavyweight Rankings - January 2022
Ranking the best Heavyweight fighters in the world after Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 to remain the UFC Heavyweight Champion
The Heavyweight division is full of heavy hitters across both UFC and Bellator organizations. Before we get into the Top 10 Heavyweight Rankings let's get into the honorable mentions.
Shamil Abdurakhimov is a Russian Mixed Martial Artist, and he has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 6 losses. He is currently at number 8 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings.
Tom Aspinall is an up-and-coming fighter from Britain and has a record of 11 wins and 2 losses. He has won all four of his UFC fights and will be fighting Alexander Volkov next at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Top 10 Heavyweights
10. Tai Tuivasa
Tai Tuivasa is an Australian MMA fighter, who competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC. he has a record of 13 wins and 3 losses and is currently ranked 11 by the UFC.
Tuivasa is on a 4 fight winning streak and won performance of the night bonuses in his last two fights. He defeated Augusto Sakai in his most recent fight, and for his next outing, he is scheduled to fight Derrick Lewis on 12th February.
Tai Tuivasa knocks Augusto Sakai out, check out how he collapses on his leg #UFC269 pic.twitter.com/m7cBq8ygrN— MMA mania (@mmamania) December 12, 2021
9. Chris Daukaus
Chris Daukaus is an American MMA fighter and former police officer. He competes in the UFC and has an MMA record of 12 wins and 4 losses. Daukaus is ranked 7 in the official UFC rankings.
Chris Daukaus has notable wins over Alexey Oleynik and Shamil Abdurakhimov, with three performance of the night bonuses in the UFC. in his most recent fight, he lost to Derrick Lewis, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
8. Valentin Moldavsky
Bellator World Heavyweight Champion
The next fighter on our list is from Ukraine and Russia. Valentin Moldavsky has a background in combat sambo and currently holds a record of 11 wins and 1 loss.
Valentin Moldavsky is on a six-fight win streak, and he is the current Bellator heavyweight world champion. He won the title after defeating Timothy Jhonson in his most recent fight.
As far as his next fight is concerned, there has not been any official announcement.
7. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Mixed Martial Artist and former Kickboxer from Suriname. He has a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 3 losses.
He competes in the UFC heavyweight division and has won 6 out of his 8 fights in the UFC. he is currently ranked number 6 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings. Rozenstruik has defeated many big names including Junior Dos Santos, Andre Arlovski, and Alistar Overeem.
In his most recent fight, he lost to Curtis Blaydes and will be fighting Marcin Tybura on February 26th for his next fight.
6. Alexander Volkov
Volkov is a Russian mixed martial artist, with a record of 34 wins and 9 losses.
He currently competes in the UFC heavyweight division and is ranked number 5 in the official UFC rankings.
He has many impressive wins over Elite heavyweight fighters like Fabricio Werdum, Timothy Johnson, and Alistair Overeem.
In his most recent fight, he defeated Marcin Tybura and will be fighting Tom Aspinall on March 19th for his next fight.
5. Curtis Blaydes
Blaydes is an American Mixed Martial Artist and a former freestyle Wrestler. He has a professional record of 15 wins and 3 losses. He is ranked at number 4 in the Official UFC heavyweight rankings.
Blaydes has a very wrestling-heavy fighting style and some of his most notable wins are over Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, and Alexander Volkov.
In his most recent fight, he defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet.
Official decision: Curtis Blaydes (15-3, 1 NC) defeats Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3) via Unanimous Decision #UFC #UFC266pic.twitter.com/NoFb60CHWg— The League Winners MMA (@WinnersMMA) September 26, 2021
4. Derrick Lewis
Derrick Lewis is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist with a record of 25 wins and 8 losses. He is currently ranked number 3 in the official UFC rankings.
Lewis is known for his aggressive style and has very powerful hands. He is also tied with Matt Brown and Vitor Belfort for the most knockouts in the UFC. His most notable wins came over Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov, and Curtis Blaydes.
His most recent fight resulted in a win against Chris Daukaus, and he will be fighting Tai Tuivasa on February 12th for his next fight.
Derrick Lewis (+120) knocks-out Chris Daukaus in the UFC Fight Night Main Event 😤#UFCVegas45 pic.twitter.com/2nNNsRD3w8— SportsBettingDime (@SBD) December 19, 2021
3. Ciryl Gane
At number 3 we have Ciryl Gane. The French Mixed Martial Artist and former Kickboxer have a professional MMA record with 10 wins and 1 defeat.
He is the former UFC interim heavyweight champion and won the interim title after defeating Derrick Lewis via TKO. He has notable wins over Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Alexander Volkov as well.
Last weekend, he lost the title in a unification bout against the undisputed champion Francis Ngannou. He showed some good movement and landed some shots initially, but over time, Ngannou got control of the fight and tired Gane with wrestling and pressure, winning the fight via decision.
2. Stipe Miocic
Stipe is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC heavyweight division. He has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 4 losses.
Miocic is a former two-time UFC heavyweight world champion and holds the record for most consecutive title defenses in the UFC heavyweight 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. There is no official announcement about his next fight.
1. Francis Ngannou
UFC World Heavyweight Champion
Ngannou is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from Cameroon. He has an MMA record of 17 wins and 3 losses.
He is the current UFC heavyweight world champion and won the title after defeating Stipe Miocic back in March of 2021. Last weekend, Ngannou defended his title against the interim champion Cyril Gane.
He was the underdog, and many believed he could win via KO, but instead, he used wrestling and won the fight via a 5 round decision.
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