Men’s Heavyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (over 205 pounds)

The rankings list the Top 10 MMA fighters from around the world in each of the most widely accepted weight classes, as well as a Top 10 mixed pound-for-pound list ranking the best male and female fighters.

Stipe Miocic made more title defenses than any UFC heavyweight champion in history before finally succumbing to light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier, who defeated Miocic at UFC 226, setting up a potential megafight with Brock Lesnar.

Though a huge payday opposite Lesnar is still very much on Cormier’s mind, he’ll next face Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York.

Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to win-loss record, head-to-head and common opponents, difficulty of opponents, and numerous other factors in what is the most comprehensive rankings system in the sport. The divisional rankings put a particular emphasis on recent results, while a fighter’s career, particularly if he or she has fought in multiple weight classes, adds considerable weight to the pound-for-pound ranking.

Fighters who are currently serving a drug-related suspension are not eligible for MMA Top 10 Rankings consideration until they have fought one time after the completion of said suspension.

Though we don’t have a strict timeline for fighters to compete, an athlete’s inactivity can also have an effect upon his or her MMA Top 10 Rankings consideration.

Men’s Heavyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings

  1. Daniel Cormier

  2. Stipe Miocic

  3. Derrick Lewis

  4. Francis Ngannou

  5. Curtis Blaydes

  6. Alexander Volkov

  7. Alistair Overeem

  8. Junior dos Santos (10)

  9. Alexey Oleynik (NR)

  10. Tai Tuivasa (NR)

*Previous ranking in parentheses

Men’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Flyweight  |  Bantamweight  |  Featherweight  |  Lightweight  |  Welterweight  |  Middleweight  |  Light Heavyweight  |  Heavyweight

Women’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Strawweight  |  Flyweight  |  Bantamweight

Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings

Men’s and Women’s Combined Pound-for-Pound Rankings