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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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    Fabrício "Vai Cavalo" Werdum mmaweekly.com
    Fabrício Werdum
    "Vai Cavalo"
    19-5-1
  2. 2

    Cain Velasquez mmaweekly.com
  3. 3

    Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos mmaweekly.com
    Junior Dos Santos
    "Cigano"
    16-3-0
  4. 4

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

    Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt mmaweekly.com
    Mark Hunt
    "Super Samoan"
    10-9-1
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    Stipe Miocic mmaweekly.com
    Stipe Miocic
    12-1-0
  7. 7

    "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett mmaweekly.com
    Josh Barnett
    "The Warmaster"
    33-7-0
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    Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski mmaweekly.com
    Andrei Arlovski
    "The Pitbull"
    23-10-0, 1 NC
  9. 9

    Antônio "BigFoot" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Antônio Silva
    "BigFoot"
    18-6-0, 1 NC
  10. 10

    Ben Rothwell mmaweekly.com
    Ben Rothwell
    34-9-0

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  1. Roy "Big Country" Nelson | 20-10-0
  2. Alistair "The Reem" Overeem | 37-14-0, 1 NC
  3. Gabriel "Napão" Gonzaga | 16-8-0
  4. Frank Mir | 16-9-0
  5. Brendan "Big Brown" Schaub | 10-4-0
  6. Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira | 34-9-1, 1 NC
  7. Matt "Meathead" Mitrione | 8-3-0
  8. Vitaly Minakov | 14-0-0
  9. Oleksiy "The Boa Constrictor" Oliynyk | 50-9-1
  10. Cheick Kongo | 22-9-2

  11. Jared "The Big Show" Rosholt | 11-2-0
  12. Alexander "Drago" Volkov | 22-4-0
  13. Soa "The Hulk" Palelei | 23-4-0
  14. Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonov | 22-5-0
  15. Shawn "The Savage" Jordan | 16-6-0
  16. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve | 25-6-0
  17. Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis | 11-3-0, 1 NC
  18. Blagoi "Baga" Ivanov | 11-1-0, 1 NC
  19. Ruslan "Leopard" Magomedov | 13-1-0
  20. Marcin "Tybur" Tybura | 12-0-0

  21. Damian "Polish Pitbull" Grabowski | 20-2-0
  22. Lavar "Big" Johnson | 18-10-0
  23. Todd Duffee | 8-2-0
  24. Satoshi Ishii | 12-3-1
  25. Konstantin Erokhin | 9-1-0
  26. Phil "F-11" De Fries | 10-4-0, 1 NC
  27. Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman | 22-6-0
  28. Anthony "Freight Train" Hamilton | 13-3-0
  29. Vinicius "Spartan" Quieroz | 7-3-0
  30. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic | 29-11-2, 1 NC

  31. Smealinho "The Prince" Rama | 9-1-0
  32. Javy "Eye Candy" Ayala | 8-3-0
  33. Richard "Rare Breed" Hale | 21-7-1
  34. Brett "The Grim" Rogers | 17-9-0, 1 NC
  35. Mike Russow | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  36. Daniel Omielańczuk | 16-4-1, 1 NC
  37. Ryan Martinez | 10-5-0
  38. Dennis Smoldarev | 9-1-0
  39. Walt "The Big Ticket" Harris | 7-4-0
  40. Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms | 8-2-0

  41. Peter "The Chief" Graham | 10-7-0
  42. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga | 6-3-0
  43. Michał "Masakra" Kita | 16-7-0
  44. Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley | 12-2-0
  45. Viktor Pešta | 9-1-0
  46. Derrick "Caveman" Mehmen | 18-6-0
  47. Konstantin "Lacplesis" Gluhov | 28-15-0
  48. James "The Juggernaut" Mulheron | 6-0-0
  49. Denis Goltsov | 12-4-0
  50. Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia | 31-10-0, 1 NC

  51. Maro "Mean Machine" Perak | 23-4-1
  52. Shamil Abdurahimov | 15-2-0
  53. Cody "The Freight Train" East | 9-1-0
  54. Kenny "Deuce" Garner | 14-8-0
  55. Jeff "The Snowman" Monson | 51-20-1
  56. Thiago "Big Monster" Santos | 11-4-0, 1 NC
  57. Christian Morecraft | 8-3-0
  58. Chaban Ka | 7-3-1
  59. Eric "American Soldier" Prindle | 8-6-0, 1 NC
  60. Tony Johnson Jr. | 8-2-0

  61. Pat "HD" Barry | 8-7-0
  62. Nick "Leatherface" Rossborough | 25-18-1
  63. Alexei "Brick" Kudin | 18-7-0
  64. Karol "Coco" Bedorf | 11-2-0
  65. Aleksander "The Grim Reaper" Emelianenko | 23-7-0
  66. Brandon "The Truth" Vera | 12-7-0, 1 NC
  67. Magomed "Big Boss" Malikov | 7-3-0
  68. Rolles Gracie | 8-3-0
  69. Antônio Carlos "Cara de Sapato" Júnior | 4-0-0
  70. Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague | 19-9-0

  71. Jon Madsen | 8-1-0
  72. James "The Colossus" Thompson | 20-14-0, 1 NC
  73. Raphael "The Silencer" Butler | 8-1-1
  74. Joshua "Cuddly Bear" Copeland | 9-1-0
  75. Evgeny Erokhin | 8-4-0
  76. Dmitry "Wicked Machine" Sosnovskiy | 8-0-0
  77. "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko | 34-4-0, 1 NC
  78. Nandor "The Hun" Guelmino | 11-5-1
  79. Stav "Crazy Bear" Economou | 15-4-1
  80. Mark "The Machine" Holata | 12-5-0

  81. Mikhail Gazaev | 3-0-0
  82. Jack "The Outlaw" May | 7-2-0
  83. "Big" John Hawk | 10-5-0
  84. Abe "Hurricane" Wagner | 10-7-0, 1 NC
  85. "The Bad Man" Dave Huckaba | 21-7-0
  86. Shane "The Engineer" Carwin | 12-2-0
  87. Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo | 19-11-0
  88. Oli Thompson | 12-7-0
  89. Ron "The Monster" Sparks | 8-3-0
  90. Chris "Igor" Lokteff | 12-2-0

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Top Heavyweights - 265 lbs., the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

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