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411 Heavyweight MMA Rankings: Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane

October 12, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Francis Ngannou

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:

– vs. Ciryl Gane – UFC 270 – January 22, 2022



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



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:

– vs. Francis Ngannou – UFC 270 – January 22, 2022

Comment: Gane turns an impressive three-fight performance in 2021 into a championship fight to kick off 2022. He joins the likes of Mark Coleman (UFC 12), Randy Couture (UFC Japan), Pedro Rizzo (UFC 26), Tim Sylvia (UFC 41), Shane Carwin (UFC 116) and Cain Velasquez (UFC 121) as fighters to go into their first UFC title fights with undefeated records. Of that group, Couture, Sylvia and Velasquez won gold on those respective nights




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:

– vs. Chris Daukaus – UFC Fight Night – December 18, 2021



5) Curtis Blaydes (15-3, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 18, 1991

Height: 6’4

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



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 (12-3)

Birthday: March 17, 1988

Height: 6’2

Weight: 248

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



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) Chris Daukaus (12-3)

Birthday: September 25, 1989

Height: 6’2

Weight: 234

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 266 – September 26, 2021

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – UFC Fight Night – December 18, 2021



10) 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



11) 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:

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – UFC Fight Night – November 20, 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:

– vs. Tanner Boser – UFC on ESPN – December 4, 2021




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) Tom Aspinall (11-2)

Birthday: April 11, 1993

Height: 6’5

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Sergey Spivak – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 4, 2021

– 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




15) Alexander Romanov (15-0)

Birthday: December 11, 1990

Height: 6’2

Weight: 260

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jared Vanderaa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 9, 2021

– vs. Juan Espino – Win via technical decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – April 17, 2021

– vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima – Win via technical submission (forearm choke) – UFC on ESPN – November 7, 2020

– vs. Roque Martinez – Win via submission (arm-triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 12, 2020

– vs. Sergio Freitas – Win via TKO (injury) – Eagles FC 11 – February 16, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown