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411 Heavyweight MMA Rankings: Francis Ngannou, Stipe Miocic, More

May 19, 2020 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Heavyweight Division


1) Stipe Miocic (19-3)

Birthday: August 19, 1982

Height: 6’4

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 203 – September 10, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Daniel Cormier (22-2, 1 NC)

Birthday: March 20, 1979

Height: 5’9

Weight: 239

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Jon Jones – No Contest (originally a loss via TKO) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Francis Ngannou (15-3)

Birthday: September 5, 1986

Height: 6’4

Weight: 255

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Ngannou blasted Rozenstruik in seconds last week, continuing his rampage through other heavyweight contenders. While Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier don’t seem ready to jump back into the cage in the near future, Jon Jones has suddenly been calling for a fight. It’s not clear what Jones’ plans are, whether he would move up permanently to heavyweight eyeing big fights (no pun intended) against the likes of Ngannou and Miocic, or if it’s just a reach for a single big pay day before returning to 205-pounds.




4) Curtis Blaydes (13-2, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 18, 1991

Height: 6’4

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

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

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (elbows) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Alexander Volkov – UFC Fight Night – June 20, 2020 (Postponed)



5) Junior dos Santos (21-7)

Birthday: January 30, 1984

Height: 6’4

Weight: 243

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – January 25, 2020

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 1, 2018

– vs. Blagoi Ivanov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




6) Derrick Lewis (23-7, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 7, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 260

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Alexander Volkov – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




7) Alexander “Drago” Volkov (31-7)

Birthday: October 24, 1988

Height: 6’7

Weight: 235

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Fabricio Werdum – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 17, 2018

– vs. Stefan Struve – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 2, 2017

– vs. Roy Nelson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – UFC Fight Night – June 20, 2020 (Postponed)



8) Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1)

Birthday: March 17, 1988

Height: 6’2

Weight: 248

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Allen Crowder – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 22, 2019

– vs. Junior Albini – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Alistair Overeem (46-18, 1 No Contest)

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Height: 6’5

Weight: 240

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

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

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via TKO (elbows) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Overeem suffered a cut above one eye in the first round as he was nearly finished, a similar sight we’ve been seeing in recent years. However, Alistair was able to secure top control for the rest of the round and arguably won that. In round two, a well placed head kick led to the finish as Overeem bounced back from the knockout loss in December.



10) Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 7, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cheick Kongo – (No Contest – Accidental Eye Poke) – Bellator 226 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Fedor Emelianenko – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – January 26, 2019

– vs. Matt Mitrione – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 207 – October 12, 2018

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Linton Vassell – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




11) Blagoy Ivanov (18-3, 1 NC)

Birthday: October 9, 1986

Height: 5’11

Weight: 251

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Caio Alencar – Win via decision (unanimous) – PFL – November 2, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Walt Harris (13-8, 1 NC)

Birthday: June 10, 1983

Height: 6’5

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – Nat 16, 2020

– vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Win via KO (knee) – UFC on ESPN – July 20, 2019

– vs. Sergey Spivak – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 4, 2019

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – No Contest (win for Harris overturned due to banned substance) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Daniel Spitz – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 1, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Harris’ emotional return to competitive action Saturday night nearly led to what would have been among the most memorable finishes in recent memory. He dropped Overeem with strikes in the first round but was unable to finish.




13) Vitaly Minakov (22-1)

Birthday: February 6, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 249

Currently fighting with: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Timothy Johnson – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 225 – August 24, 2019

– vs. Cheick Kongo – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 216 – February 16, 2019

– vs. Tony Johnson – Win via TKO (strikes) – Fight Nights Global – December 16, 2017

– vs. Antonio Silva – Win via KO (punches) – Fight Nights Global 68 – June 2, 2017

– vs. DJ Linderman – Win via KO (strikes) – Fight Nights Global 59 – February 23, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




14) Cheick Kongo (30-10, 1 NC)

Birthday: May 17, 1975

Height: 6’4

Weight: 223

Currently fighting with: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ryan Bader – No Contest (accidental eye poke) – Bellator 226 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Vitaly Minakov – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 216 – February 16, 2019

– vs. Timothy Johnson – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 208 – October 13, 2018

– vs. Javy Ayala – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Augusto Sakai – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 179 – May 19, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Augusto Sakai (14-1)

Birthday: May 19, 1991

Height: 6’3

Weight: 264

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Chase Sherman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 22, 2018

– vs. Marcos Conrado – Win via TKO (strikes) – DW Contender Series – August 10, 2018

– vs. Tiago Cardoso – Win via TKO (strikes) – Imortal FC 7 – November 11, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown