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The Current Best MMA Heavyweights | 265 lbs.

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Who are the world's top heavyweights?

Heavyweight MMA features the highest ratio of knockout finishes of any weight class. It's no surprise; these guys are behemoths. Here are the current top ten at the 265lb. weight limit, across all promotions. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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  1. 1

    Cain Velasquez mmaweekly.com
  2. 2

    Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos mmaweekly.com
    Junior Dos Santos
    "Cigano"
    16-3-0
  3. 3

    Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum mmaweekly.com
    Fabricio Werdum
    "Vai Cavalo"
    18-5-1
  4. 4

    Travis "Hapa" Browne mmaweekly.com
    Travis Browne
    "Hapa"
    16-2-1
  5. 5

    "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett mmaweekly.com
    Josh Barnett
    "The Warmaster"
    33-7-0
  6. 6

    Antonio "BigFoot" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Antonio Silva
    "BigFoot"
    18-5-0, 1 NC
  7. 7

    Alistair "The Reem" Overeem mmaweekly.com
    Alistair Overeem
    "The Reem"
    37-13-0, 1 NC
  8. 8

    Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt mmaweekly.com
    Mark Hunt
    "Super Samoan"
    9-8-1
  9. 9

    Stipe Miocic mmaweekly.com
    Stipe Miocic
    11-1-0
  10. 10

    Roy "Big Country" Nelson mmaweekly.com
    Roy Nelson
    "Big Country"
    20-9-0

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  1. Frank Mir | 16-9-0
  2. Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga | 16-8-0
  3. Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira | 34-9-1, 1 NC
  4. Brendan "The Hybrid" Schaub | 10-3-0
  5. Ben Rothwell | 33-9-0
  6. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve | 25-6-0
  7. Vitaly Minakov | 14-0-0
  8. Matt Mitrione | 7-3-0
  9. Cheick Kongo | 20-9-2
  10. Soa "The Hulk" Palelei | 21-3-0

  11. Alexander "Drago" Volkov | 21-4-0
  12. Shawn "The Savage" Jordan | 15-6-0
  13. Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonov | 21-5-0
  14. Todd Duffee | 8-2-0
  15. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski | 20-10-0, 1 NC
  16. Satoshi Ishii | 12-2-1
  17. Lavar "Big" Johnson | 18-9-0
  18. Jared "The Big Show" Rosholt | 10-1-0
  19. Mike Russow | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  20. Damian "Polish Pitbull" Grabowski | 19-1-0

  21. Blagoi "Baga" Ivanov | 11-0-0, 1 NC
  22. Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis | 10-2-0, 1 NC
  23. Phil "F-11" De Fries | 10-4-0, 1 NC
  24. Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman | 21-6-0
  25. Vinicius "Spartan" Quieroz | 7-3-0
  26. Brett "The Grim" Rogers | 15-7-0, 1 NC
  27. Daniel Omielanczuk | 16-4-1, 1 NC
  28. Jeff "The Snowman" Monson | 49-18-1
  29. Ryan Martinez | 10-4-0
  30. Pat "HD" Barry | 8-7-0

  31. Richard "Rare Breed" Hale | 21-7-1
  32. Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley | 9-2-0
  33. Thiago "Big Monster" Santos | 11-3-0, 1 NC
  34. Geronimo "Mondragon" Dos Santos | 31-14-0
  35. Tony Johnson Jr. | 7-2-0
  36. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga | 6-3-0
  37. Brandon "The Truth" Vera | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  38. Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia | 31-10-0, 1 NC
  39. Aleksander "The Grim Reaper" Emelianenko | 23-7-0
  40. Walter Harris | 6-3-0

  41. Christian Morecraft | 8-3-0
  42. Rolles Gracie | 8-2-0
  43. Eric "American Soldier" Prindle | 8-5-0, 1 NC
  44. Chris "Igor" Lokteff | 12-1-0
  45. Oli Thompson | 12-6-0
  46. Nandor "The Hun" Guelmino | 11-5-1
  47. Oleksiy "The Boa Constrictor" Oliynyk | 48-9-1
  48. Peter "The Chief" Graham | 9-7-0
  49. Marcin "Tybur" Tybura | 10-0-0
  50. Anthony Hamilton | 12-2-0

  51. Shane "The Engineer" Carwin | 12-2-0
  52. Ruslan Magomedov | 11-1-0
  53. "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko | 34-4-0, 1 NC
  54. Karol "Coco" Bedorf | 10-2-0
  55. Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad | 9-0-0
  56. Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms | 8-1-0
  57. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic | 28-11-2, 1 NC
  58. Ron "The Monster" Sparks | 8-3-0
  59. Javy "Eye Candy" Ayala | 7-3-0
  60. Raphael "The Silencer" Butler | 8-0-0

  61. Konstantin Erokhin | 6-1-0
  62. Derrick "Caveman" Mehmen | 17-5-0
  63. Mark "The Machine" Holata | 12-5-0
  64. Smealinho "The Prince" Rama | 7-1-0
  65. Magomed Malikov | 7-2-0
  66. Jon Madsen | 8-1-0
  67. Kenny "Deuce" Garner | 12-6-0
  68. Jack "The Outlaw" May | 7-1-0
  69. "The Viking" John Olav Einemo | 6-3-0
  70. Abe "Hurricane" Wagner | 10-7-0

  71. Guram Gugenishvili | 12-2-0
  72. Chaban Ka | 7-3-1
  73. Dennis Smoldarev | 6-0-0
  74. Ruan "Fangs" Potts | 8-1-0
  75. Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague | 16-8-0
  76. Devin Cole | 20-10-1
  77. Karl Etherington | 9-0-0
  78. Michał "Masakra" Kita | 16-7-0
  79. Konstantin "Lacplesis" Gluhov | 27-14-0
  80. Josh "The Juggernaut" Appelt | 10-3-0

  81. Gzim "The Albanian Psycho" Selmani | 4-1-0
  82. "The Bad Man" Dave Huckaba | 21-5-0
  83. Mike "The Honey Badger" Hackert | 6-2-0
  84. Akhmed Sultanov | 13-5-0
  85. Steve Mocco | 4-1-0
  86. Denis Goltsov | 10-4-0
  87. DJ "Da Protege" Linderman | 15-7-0
  88. Maro "Mean Machine" Perak | 23-4-1
  89. Andreas "Big Daddy" Kraniotakes | 16-8-1
  90. Valentijn "The Python" Overeem | 30-30-0

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

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