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Top 10 MMA Heavyweight Rankings - September 2022

Ranking the best MMA Heavyweight fighters in the world after Cyril Gane defeated Tai Tuivasa by knockout at UFC Fight Night in Paris, France. Also where Curtis Blaydes, Derrick Lewis, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | September 07, 2022 - 07:21 PM

Honorable Mention

Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Promotion: UFC

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Mixed Martial Artist and former Kickboxer from Suriname. He has a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 4 losses. He isn't a part of our rankings but deserves an honorable mention. 




Chris Daukaus

Sergey Spivak

Promotion: UFC

Chris Daukaus and Sergey Spivak also deserve an honorable mention. Daukaus has a record of 12-5, and Spivak has a record of 15 and 3.




Top 10 MMA Heavyweight Fighters

10. Marcin Tybura

Promotion: UFC

Marcin Tybura is a professional MMA Fighter from Poland, and he has a record of 23 wins and 7 losses. 

Tybura has won 6 out of his last 7 fights and has impressive wins over Sergey Spivak, Ben Rothwell, and Walt Harris. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Alexander Romanov, and as of now, there is no announcement about when he will fight next.




9. Derrick Lewis

Promotion: UFC

Derrick Lewis is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist with a record of 26 wins and 10 losses. 

Lewis is known for his aggressive style and has very powerful hands. He also has the most knockout wins in the UFC. His most notable wins came over Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov, Curtis Blaydes, and Chris Daukaus

In his most recent fight, he lost to Sergei Pavlovich, and there is no announcement about his next opponent.




8. Sergei Pavlovich

Promotion: UFC

Sergei Pavlovich is a professional MMA fighter from Russia. He has a record of 16 wins and only 1 loss. Pavlovich is currently on a 4 fight-winning streak. Moreover, all 4 of his last wins have come via Knockout. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Derrick Lewis and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




7. Alexander Volkov

Promotion: UFC

Volkov is a Russian mixed martial artist, and he has a professional record of 35 wins and 10 losses. 

Volkov has wins over multiple Elite heavyweight fighters like Fabricio Werdum, Timothy Johnson, and Alistair Overeem. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik via TKO in the first round, and there is no announcement about his next fight.




6. Tai Tuivasa

Promotion: UFC

Tai Tuivasa is an Australian MMA fighter, who has a record of 14 wins and 4 losses 

Tuivasa has defeated some big names in the UFC heavyweight division, including Stefan Struve, and Derrick Lewis. Tuivasa was on a 5 fight-winning streak before losing last weekend to Cyril Gane. 

Tuivasa had some success in the second round, but could not keep it up. He took some hard body shots in the third round and could not continue to fight.




5. Stipe Miocic

Promotion: UFC

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 but rumors are he will be facing Jon Jones for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Title.




4. Tom Aspinal

Promotion: UFC

Tom Aspinal is a British MMA fighter with a record of 12 wins and 3 losses. 

He was on a 5 fight-winning streak before losing his most recent fight to Curtis Blaydes, and he has notable wins over fighters like Andrei Arlovski, Sergey Spivak, and Alexander Volkov. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight as he recovers from his injury against Curtis Blaydes.




3. Curtis Blaydes

Promotion: UFC

Blaydes is an American Mixed Martial Artist and a former freestyle Wrestler. He has a professional record of 17 wins and 3 losses. 

Blaydes has a very wrestling-heavy fighting style and he is currently on a three-fight winning streak. Some of his most notable wins are over Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, Chris Daukaus, and Alexander Volkov. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Tom Aspinal, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet.




2. Cyril Gane

Promotion: UFC

At number 2, we have Cyril Gane. The French Mixed Martial Artist and former Kickboxer has a professional MMA record of 11 wins and only 1 loss. 

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 defeated Tai Tuivasa by Knockout in the 3rd round of their fight. The fight was very exciting, especially the second round. However, Cyril Gane maintained control, for the most part, landed multiple shots to Tuivasa’s Body, and got the knockout win.




1. Francis Ngannou

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Heavyweight World Champion

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

Ngannou is the current UFC heavyweight champion and won the title after defeating Stipe Miocic back in March of 2021. He has won over some of the best fighters in the division, including Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. 

He also defended his title against Cyril Gane in his most recent fight, and there is no announcement about who he will fight next. 



Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Rankings 

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