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411 Heavyweight MMA Rankings: Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane, More

August 10, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon

411’s Official MMA Rankings

Heavyweight Division


1) Francis Ngannou (16-3)

Birthday: September 5, 1986

Height: 6’4

Weight: 255

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 260 – March 27, 2021

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 249 – May 9, 2020

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Cain Velasquez – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. Curtis Blades – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Ngannou is still bewildered why the UFC chose to go the interim-title route for this past weekend’s UFC 265 when he only became champion five months ago. According to the champion, he’s been told he can fight Jon Jones but there’s no telling when that may become possible considering the UFC is continuing to lowball the two. Instead, UFC president Dana White has said the plan is for to Ngannou to fight interim-champion Ciryl Gane next.

In the PPV intro Saturday night, Dana White had a 10-second clip air criticizing Ngannou for allegedly not wanting to fight. This is untrue as the hang-up was White wanted Ngannou to fight this month and not in September. Here they go again.



2) Stipe Miocic (20-4)

Birthday: August 19, 1982

Height: 6’4

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 260 – March 27, 2021

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 252 – August 15, 2020

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Miocic would love the chance to welcome Jon Jones to the heavyweight division, but there’s been no real movement towards that fight.



3) Ciryl Gane (10-0)

Birthday: May 6, 1990

Height: 6’5

Weight: 248

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via TKO (strikes) UFC 265 – August 7, 2021

– vs. Alexander Volkov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 26, 2021

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 13, 2021

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (elbow) – UFC 256 – December 12, 2020

– vs. Tanner Boser – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – December 21, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Gane scored his seventh consecutive UFC win Sautrday night by finishing Derrick Lewis in the third round. In looking great, Gane sets up a fight where he is expected to challenge heavyweight champion Ngannou in a more compelling title fight.




4) Derrick Lewis (25-8, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 7, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 260

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ciryl Gane – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 265 – August 7, 2021

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 20, 2021

– vs. Alexey Oleynik – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – August 8, 2020

– vs. Ilir Latifi – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

– vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Win via decision (split) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Curtis Blaydes (14-3, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 18, 1991

Height: 6’4

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 20, 2021

– vs. Alexander Volkov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 20, 2020

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – January 25, 2020

– vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Justin Willis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 23, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021



6) Alexander “Drago” Volkov (33-9)

Birthday: October 24, 1988

Height: 6’7

Weight: 235

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ciryl Gane – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 26, 2021

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 6, 2021

– vs. Walt Harris – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 254 – October 24, 2020

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 20, 2020

– vs. Greg Hardy – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Marcin Tybura – UFC 267 – October 30, 2021



7) Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2)

Birthday: March 17, 1988

Height: 6’2

Weight: 248

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Augusto Sakai – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 5, 2021

– vs. Ciryl Gane – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 13, 2021

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 252 – August 15, 2020

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 249 – May 9, 2020

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via KO (punch) – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021



8) Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (22-6)

Birthday: November 9, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 249

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Walt Harris – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 5, 2021

– vs. Greg Hardy – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020

– vs. Ben Rothwell – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020

– vs. Maxim Grishin – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Sergey Spivak – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 29, 2020

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Alexander Volkov – UFC 267 – October 30, 2021



9) Alistair Overeem (47-19, 1 No Contest)

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Height: 6’5

Weight: 240

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Currently Fighting With: Free Agent

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexander Volkov – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 6, 2021

– vs. Augusto Sakai – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 5, 2020

– vs. Walt Harris – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – Nat 16, 2020

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019

– vs. Alexey Oleynik – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – April 20, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Augusto Sakai (15-3-1)

Birthday: May 19, 1991

Height: 6’3

Weight: 264

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 5, 2021

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 5, 2020

– vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Win via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – May 30, 2020

– vs. Marcin Tybura – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 14, 2019

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – April 27, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Chris Daukaus (11-3)

Birthday: September 25, 1989

Height: 6’2

Weight: 234

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexey Oleynik – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 20, 2021

– vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020

– vs. Danny Holmes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 252 – August 15, 2020

– vs. Azunna Anyanwu – Loss via TKO – CFFC 73 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Edwin Smart – Win via TKO (strikes) – ROC 65 – September 21, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov – UFC 266 – September 26, 2021



12) Sergei Pavlovich (14-1)

Birthday: May 13, 1992

Height: 6’3

Weight: 239

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Maurice Greene – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 26, 2019

– vs. Marcelo Golm – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – April 20, 2019

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Kirill Sidelnikov – Win via TKO (strikes) – FNG 79 – November 19, 2017

– vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin – Win via decision (unanimous) – FNG 68 – June 2, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




13) Blagoy Ivanov (18-4, 1 NC)

Birthday: October 9, 1986

Height: 5’11

Weight: 251

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Augusto Sakai – Loss via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – May 30, 2020

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Ben Rothwell – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




14) Sergey Spivak (13-2)

Birthday: January 24, 1995

Height: 6’3

Weight: 242

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexey Oleynik – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 19, 2021

– vs. Jared Vanderaa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 20, 2021

– vs. Carlos Felipe – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – July 18, 2020

– vs. Marcin Tybura – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 29, 2020

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – Win via technical submission (Arm Triangle Choke) – UFC 243 – October 5, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Tom Aspinall (10-2)

Birthday: April 11, 1993

Height: 6’5

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – February 20, 2021

– vs. Alan Baudot – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020

– vs. Jake Collier – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Michael Ben Hamouda – Win via TKO (strikes) – Cage Warriors 107 – September 28, 2019

– vs. Sofiane Boukichou – Win via TKO (injury) – Cage Warriors 101 – February 16, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

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