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411’s Heavyweight MMA Rankings: Curtis Blaydes, Francis Ngannou, More

January 28, 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: Miocic vs. Overeem – September 10, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Miocic says he’s healed from a retina injury sustained during his win over Daniel Cormier last summer. There’s no direct timeline for his first title defense of his second championship reign, or even obvious challenger. Most suspect that would be Daniel Cormier in a trilogy fight, though Miocic may look elsewhere.



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 (14-3)

Birthday: September 5, 1986

Height: 6’4

Weight: 255

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – UFC Fight Night – March 28, 2020



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:

– Unknown



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 (22-7, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 7, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 260

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Ilir Latifi – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020




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:

– Unknown



8) Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0)

Birthday: March 17, 1988

Height: 6’2

Weight: 248

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Robert McCarthy – Win via KO (strikes) – Fearless 3 – December 27, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Francis Ngannou – UFC Fight Night – March 28, 2020



9) Alistair Overeem (45-18, 1 No Contest)

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Height: 6’5

Weight: 240

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. 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

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



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 (13-7, 1 NC)

Birthday: June 10, 1983

Height: 6’5

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Mark Godbeer – Loss via DQ (illegal head kick) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5)

Birthday: September 2, 1981

Height: 6’3

Weight: 261

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

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

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 15, 2018

– vs. Chase Sherman – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – November 25, 2017

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Ciryl Gane – UFC 249 – April 18, 2020



14) 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



15) 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