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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

    Antonio "BigFoot" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Antonio Silva
    "BigFoot"
    18-5-0, 1 NC
  6. 6

    "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett mmaweekly.com
    Josh Barnett
    "The Warmaster"
    33-7-0
  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. Vitaly Minakov | 14-0-0
  7. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve | 25-6-0
  8. Matt Mitrione | 7-3-0
  9. Cheick Kongo | 20-9-2
  10. Soa "The Hulk" Palelei | 21-3-0

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

  21. Mike Russow | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  22. Phil "F-11" De Fries | 10-4-0, 1 NC
  23. Vinicius "Spartan" Quieroz | 7-3-0
  24. Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis | 10-2-0, 1 NC
  25. Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman | 21-6-0
  26. Daniel Omielanczuk | 16-4-1, 1 NC
  27. Ryan Martinez | 10-4-0
  28. Brett "The Grim" Rogers | 15-7-0, 1 NC
  29. Richard "Rare Breed" Hale | 21-7-1
  30. Brandon "The Truth" Vera | 12-7-0, 1 NC

  31. Tony Johnson Jr. | 7-2-0
  32. Walter Harris | 6-3-0
  33. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga | 6-3-0
  34. Marcin "Tybur" Tybura | 10-0-0
  35. Thiago "Big Monster" Santos | 11-3-0, 1 NC
  36. Pat "HD" Barry | 8-7-0
  37. Jeff "The Snowman" Monson | 49-18-1
  38. Chris "Igor" Lokteff | 12-1-0
  39. Anthony Hamilton | 12-2-0
  40. Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley | 9-2-0

  41. Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia | 31-10-0, 1 NC
  42. Ruslan Magomedov | 11-1-0
  43. Aleksander "The Grim Reaper" Emelianenko | 23-7-0
  44. Oleksiy "The Boa Constrictor" Oliynyk | 48-9-1
  45. Peter "The Chief" Graham | 9-7-0
  46. Eric "American Soldier" Prindle | 8-5-0, 1 NC
  47. Nandor "The Hun" Guelmino | 11-5-1
  48. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic | 28-11-2, 1 NC
  49. Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms | 8-1-0
  50. Raphael "The Silencer" Butler | 8-0-0

  51. Konstantin Erokhin | 6-1-0
  52. Smealinho "The Prince" Rama | 7-1-0
  53. Geronimo "Mondragon" Dos Santos | 31-14-0
  54. Christian Morecraft | 8-3-0
  55. Javy "Eye Candy" Ayala | 7-3-0
  56. Oli Thompson | 12-6-0
  57. Karol "Coco" Bedorf | 10-2-0
  58. Rolles Gracie | 8-2-0
  59. Chaban Ka | 7-3-1
  60. Kenny "Deuce" Garner | 12-6-0

  61. Shane "The Engineer" Carwin | 12-2-0
  62. Jack "The Outlaw" May | 7-1-0
  63. Derrick "Caveman" Mehmen | 17-5-0
  64. "The Bad Man" Dave Huckaba | 21-5-0
  65. Magomed Malikov | 7-2-0
  66. Dennis Smoldarev | 6-0-0
  67. Steve Mocco | 4-1-0
  68. Michał "Masakra" Kita | 16-7-0
  69. Mark "The Machine" Holata | 12-5-0
  70. Ron "The Monster" Sparks | 8-3-0

  71. Maro "Mean Machine" Perak | 23-4-1
  72. Devin Cole | 20-10-1
  73. "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko | 34-4-0, 1 NC
  74. Guram Gugenishvili | 12-2-0
  75. Josh "The Juggernaut" Appelt | 10-3-0
  76. Konstantin "Lacplesis" Gluhov | 27-14-0
  77. Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad | 9-0-0
  78. Rob "The Bear" Broughton | 15-7-1
  79. James Mulheron | 5-0-0
  80. Mike "The Juggernaut" Wessel | 13-7-0

  81. Stav "Crazy Bear" Economou | 15-4-1
  82. DJ "Da Protege" Linderman | 15-7-0
  83. Akhmed Sultanov | 13-5-0
  84. Jon Madsen | 8-1-0
  85. Freddie "Bigg" Aquitania | 7-1-0
  86. Abe "Hurricane" Wagner | 10-7-0
  87. Alexei "Brick" Kudin | 16-7-0
  88. Denis Goltsov | 10-4-0
  89. Gzim "The Albanian Psycho" Selmani | 4-1-0
  90. Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo | 19-11-0

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