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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

    Junior "Cigano" dos Santos mmaweekly.com
    Junior dos Santos
    "Cigano"
    17-3-0
  3. 3

    Cain Velasquez mmaweekly.com
  4. 4

    Travis "Hapa" Browne mmaweekly.com
    Travis Browne
    "Hapa"
    17-2-1
  5. 5

    Stipe Miocic mmaweekly.com
    Stipe Miocic
    12-2-0
  6. 6

    Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt mmaweekly.com
    Mark Hunt
    "Super Samoan"
    10-9-1
  7. 7

    Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski mmaweekly.com
    Andrei Arlovski
    "The Pitbull"
    23-10-0, 1 NC
  8. 8

    "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett mmaweekly.com
    Josh Barnett
    "The Warmaster"
    33-7-0
  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 | 38-14-0, 1 NC
  3. Gabriel "Napão" Gonzaga | 16-9-0
  4. Frank Mir | 16-9-0
  5. Matt "Meathead" Mitrione | 9-3-0
  6. Brendan "Big Brown" Schaub | 10-5-0
  7. Vitaly Minakov | 14-0-0
  8. Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira | 34-9-1, 1 NC
  9. Oleksiy "The Boa Constrictor" Oliynyk | 50-9-1
  10. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve | 25-7-0

  11. Alexander "Drago" Volkov | 23-4-0
  12. Cheick Kongo | 22-9-2
  13. Jared "The Big Show" Rosholt | 11-2-0
  14. Todd Duffee | 9-2-0
  15. Soa "The Hulk" Palelei | 23-4-0
  16. Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonov | 22-5-0
  17. Shawn "The Savage" Jordan | 16-6-0
  18. Blagoi "Baga" Ivanov | 11-1-0, 1 NC
  19. Marcin "Tybur" Tybura | 12-0-0
  20. Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis | 11-3-0, 1 NC

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

  31. Anthony "Freight Train" Hamilton | 13-4-0
  32. Brandon "The Truth" Vera | 13-7-0, 1 NC
  33. Javy "Eye Candy" Ayala | 8-3-0
  34. Denis Goltsov | 13-4-0
  35. Brett "The Grim" Rogers | 17-9-0, 1 NC
  36. Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms | 8-2-0
  37. Walt "The Big Ticket" Harris | 7-4-0
  38. Michał "Masakra" Kita | 16-7-0
  39. Richard "Rare Breed" Hale | 21-7-1
  40. Ryan Martinez | 10-5-0

  41. Peter "The Chief" Graham | 10-7-0
  42. Dennis Smoldarev | 9-1-0
  43. Cody "The Freight Train" East | 9-1-0
  44. James "The Juggernaut" Mulheron | 7-0-0
  45. Daniel Omielańczuk | 16-4-1, 1 NC
  46. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga | 6-4-0
  47. Derrick "Caveman" Mehmen | 18-6-0
  48. Mike Russow | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  49. Viktor Pešta | 9-1-0
  50. Nick "Leatherface" Rossborough | 25-18-1

  51. Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley | 12-2-0
  52. Shamil Abdurahimov | 15-2-0
  53. Konstantin "Lacplesis" Gluhov | 28-15-0
  54. Antônio Carlos "Cara de Sapato" Júnior | 4-0-0
  55. Evgeny Erokhin | 8-4-0
  56. Tony Johnson Jr. | 8-2-0
  57. Maro "Mean Machine" Perak | 23-4-1
  58. Chaban Ka | 7-3-1
  59. Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia | 31-10-0, 1 NC
  60. "Big" John Hawk | 10-5-0

  61. Aleksander "The Grim Reaper" Emelianenko | 23-7-0
  62. Kenny "Deuce" Garner | 14-8-0
  63. Jon Madsen | 8-1-0
  64. Thiago "Big Monster" Santos | 11-4-0, 1 NC
  65. Dmitry "Wicked Machine" Sosnovskiy | 8-0-0
  66. Timothy Johnson | 8-1-0
  67. Eric "American Soldier" Prindle | 8-6-0, 1 NC
  68. Alexei "Brick" Kudin | 18-7-0
  69. Michał "Komar" Włodarek | 6-0-0
  70. Jack "The Outlaw" May | 7-2-0

  71. Jeff "The Snowman" Monson | 52-20-1
  72. James "The Colossus" Thompson | 20-14-0, 1 NC
  73. Christian Morecraft | 8-3-0
  74. Brandon Griffin | 4-0-0
  75. Joshua "Cuddly Bear" Copeland | 9-1-0
  76. Marcos "Pezão" Rogério de Lima | 12-2-1
  77. Magomed "Big Boss" Malikov | 7-3-0
  78. Tyler "The Beast" East | 13-5-0, 1 NC
  79. Marcin "Różal" Różalski | 5-3-0
  80. DJ "Da Protege" Linderman | 15-9-0

  81. Mikhail Gazaev | 3-0-0
  82. Stav "Crazy Bear" Economou | 15-4-1
  83. Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo | 19-11-0
  84. Mike "The Juggernaut" Wessel | 14-8-0
  85. Rob "The Bear" Broughton | 15-7-1
  86. Karol "Coco" Bedorf | 11-2-0
  87. Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague | 19-9-0
  88. Nandor "The Hun" Guelmino | 11-5-1
  89. Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad | 9-0-0
  90. Raphael "The Silencer" Butler | 8-1-1

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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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