WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS (205-265lbs)

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS (May 2015)

(205-265lbs)

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear): 


Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-5-1
242lbs 6'4" (Werdum Combat Team/Kings MMA)


UFC CHAMP: Fabricio Werdum
BFC CHAMP: Vitaly Minakov

WSF CHAMPBlagoy Ivanov
KSW CHAMPKarol Bedorf


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Cain Velasquez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2
245lbs 6'2" (American Kickboxing Academy)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100104012117_IMG_0570.JPG
2. Junior "Cigano" dos Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-4
238lbs 6'4" (Nova União/Team Nogueira/Champion Team)


3. Ben Rothwell http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 36-10
265lbs 6'5" (MFS/Roufusport/Rothwell MMA/LCCT)


4. Alistair Overeem http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NETH0001.GIF 40-14  (1 NC)
260lbs 6'5" (Golden Glory/Tatsujin Dojo/Xtreme Couture/Jackson-Wink MMA)


5. Stipe Miocic http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-2
236-245lbs 6'4" (Strong Style Fight Team)


6. Andrei Arlovski http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BLRU0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 25-11 (1 NC)
240lbs 6'4" (Overtime MMA / Jackson-Wink MMA)


7. Travis "Hapa" Browne http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 18-3-1
239-251lbs 6'7" (Glendale Fighting Club/NCFC Fight Team/Alliance MMA)


8. Mark Hunt http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Tino_Rangatiratanga_Maori_sovereignty_movement_flag.svg/220px-Tino_Rangatiratanga_Maori_sovereignty_movement_flag.svg.png 12-10-1
262lbs 5'10" (Liverpool Kickboxing/American Top Team/Jackson-Wink MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091214122837_IMG_5197.JPG
9. Frank Mir http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-11
260lbs 6'3" (Las Vegas Combat Club)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091109120837_IMG_5698.JPG
10. Antonio "Pezao" Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-8-1
265lbs 6'4" (American Top Team)



100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS


Vitaly Minakov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 17-0
235lbs 6'3" (Fight Nights Team)
(Is he the new "Fedor"!?)


Josh Barnett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 34-8
250lbs 6'3" (Team CSW)

264lbs 6'0" (Lion's Den / Country Club)


Matt Mitrione http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-5
253lbs 6'2" (Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)


Mirko Filipovic http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CROA0001.GIF 31-11-2 (1 NC)
220lbs 6'2" (Cro Cop Squad Gym)


Ruslan Magomedov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 14-1
255lbs 6'4" (Gorec/MMA Academy Russia/Fight Club Berkut)


Shawn "The Savage" Jordan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-7
238lbs 6'0" (Jackson-Wink MMA / American Top Team)


Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4 (1 NC)
231-260lbs 6'3" (Silverback MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20120117103245_IMG_4202.JPG
252lbs 6'2" (Team Link)


Alexey Oleinik http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UKRN0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 50-9-1
205-230lbs 6'1" (K Dojo Warrior Tribe / OPLOT)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g2dI36Y1O0w/UQylmb2G4MI/AAAAAAAAAPE/AkTYohMLEJ8/s512/Jared%2520Rosholt.JPG
Jared Rosholt http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-3
259lbs 6'2" (Team Takedown / Velociti Fitness)


Stefan Struve http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NETH0001.GIF 30-8 (Record)
220-256lbs 7'0" (Team Schrijber)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20090830114020_IMG_4385.JPG
Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 34-10-1 (1 NC)
231lbs 6'3" (Team Nogueira)


Muhammed Lawal http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-4 (1 NC)
205-217lbs 6'0" (Reign MMA/Kings MMA/AKA/Mayweather Boxing Club)
(Currently competing at both HW & LHW.)


Cheick Kongo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/FRAN0001.GIF 33-10-2 (Record)
230-234lbs 6'4" (Kongo Smashin' Club/Quoniam Gym/Wolfslair MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110220091928_IMG_9959.JPG
Sergei Kharitonov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 23-5
220-256lbs 6'4" (Golden Glory/Ryazan Desantnik)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/pictures/20090710010609_Schaub.JPG
Brendan Schaub http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-5 (Record)
238lbs 6'4" (Grudge Training Center/Reign MMA)


Jiří "Denisa" Procházka  16-3-1
205-211lbs 6'4" (Jetsaam Gym Brno)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100927125534_100925_182008untitled.JPG
Satoshi Ishii http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 14-5-1
240lbs 5'11" (I-Dash/Black House/Reign MMA/CSW)


Stephan Pütz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GERM0001.GIF 13-2
205-229lbs 6'6" (Team MMA Spirit)
(Sherdog has his name misspelled. Loss to Nemkov was at LHW.)


Timothy Johnson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-2
265lbs 6'3" (Academy of Combat Arts / Team Tainted)


Marcin Tybura http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 13-2
252lbs 6'3" (United Gym)


Damian Grabowski  http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 20-3
241lbs 6'1" (Lutadores Opole / Alliance Europe / Fight Spirit Team)


Tony Johnson Jr. http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-2
264lbs 6'1" (Ghost Wolf / American Kickboxing Academy)


Alexander Volkov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 25-6
226lbs 6'7" (Strela Team / Red Devil Sport Club / RusFighters Sport Club)


Vinicius "Spartan" Kappke de Queiroz 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 8-4
240lbs 6'7" (Team Nogueira
)



Blagoi Ivanov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BULG0001.GIF 13-1 (1 NC)
245-251lbs 5'11" (SK Absolute Bulgaria)
(fighters.com had him at 13-0-1 (1 NC)


Denis Goltsov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 17-4
213-228lbs 6'6" (Versus/AE Team/Sambo Piter)


Karol Bedorf http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 14-2
228-258lbs 6'2" (Szczecin Top Team / Berserkers Team)



James McSweeney http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-14
205-240lbs 6'4" (Tiger Muay Thai / Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu / Grudge Training Center)


Chris Lokteff http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 12-2
248lbs 6'1" (Integrated MMA)


Shamil Abdurahimov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/TAJK0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 16-3
231lbs 6'3" (Peresvet FT)


Lavar Johnson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-10
252lbs 6'3" (Pro Buhawe)



Soa Palelei 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 22-5
265-290lbs 6'4" (AKA Thailand/Team Soa/Hulk MMA/American Top Team)


Viktor Pešta http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CZEC0001.GIF 10-2
242lbs 6'4" (Penta Gym Prague / Shooters MMA)

205-235lbs 5'11" (Sambo 70)
(Fights at both HW & LHW. MMA.tv has his record mixed-up.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100905114319_IMG_7087.JPG
Richard Odoms http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-2 (Record)
262lbs 6′5″ (Martial Arts Academy of San Antonio / US Elite Combat)


Nikita Krylov 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UKRN0001.GIF 19-4
205-250lbs 6'3" (YK Promotion / Vale Tudo MMA Akademija
)

(Competing at both HW & LHW.)
243lbs 6'5" (Champions Freestyle Fitness)
(4-1 am.)


Daniel Omielanczuk http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 18-5-1 (1 NC)
242lbs 6'0" (Nastula Team / Palestra Warsaw)

Chris de la Rocha http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 4-1
245lbs 6'4" (Progressive Jiu-jitsu)
(3-0 am.)

245lbs 6'1" (Grudge Training Center)
(4-1 am.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/570/_images/headers/20110218012021_20091123021404_Linderman.JPG
D.J. Linderman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-10
205-250lbs 6'2" (Team Do Somethin' / Brave Legion)
(Fights at both, LHW and HW)


Michał Kita http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 16-8
226-230lbs 6'1" 
(Sportcentrum KOPS / Masakra Team)


Cody "The Freight Train" East 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-1
237lbs 6'3" (Jackson-Wink MMA / Duke City Wrecking Crew)

Marcin Rozalski http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 5-4
227lbs 6'2" (Fight Club Freestyler)

Nick Rossborough http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 25-19-1
265lbs 6'5" (Jeremy Horn's Elite Performance Gym)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UZb6BRnkO4M/UQiBUiVCK6I/AAAAAAAAALs/lIc2ta7wUeI/s512/rsz_ryan_martinez.jpg
Ryan Martinez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-5
265lbs 5'11" (Infinite MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110327113754_827Q2889.JPG

Richard Hale  http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-7-1
205-240lbs 6'4" (Koncrete Gym)

Denis Stojnić http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BOHE0001.GIF 12-3-1
245lbs 6'0" (Golden Glory)


Siala-Mou "Mighty Mo" Siliga 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SAMO0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-5
265-290lbs 6'1" (Millennia MMA / Aguirre's Fighting System)


Peter "The Chief" Graham 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 11-9
247-253lbs 6'2" (Boxing Works)

255lbs 6'3" (Gile Ribeiro Team / Noguchi)

265lbs (Team Agoge)


263lbs 6'3" (Golden Glory / Tatsujin Dojo)


Oli Thompson 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 17-8
205-248lbs 6'1" (ZT Fight Skool)
(Currently competing at 205.)


Chris Barnett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-2
265-329lbs 5'9" (TNEB-RCP Fight Club/XFC/Hardcore Gym/ WCC)


Josh Queen http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 6-2
260lbs 6'2" (Lion's Den/ The Gym)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I7IHSm2O-I0/ThiI92X3R8I/AAAAAAAAAas/dTYfepaEw0Q/s1600/Mike_Hayes2.JPG
Mike "300" Hayes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-11-2
215-235lbs 6'4" (Ring Demon Jiu-Jitsu)


Jared Cannonier http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-1
244lbs 6'3 (Gracie Barra Alaska)


Bobby Lashley http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-2
241-265lbs 6'3" (ATT Altitude)


Dan Charles 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-3
248lbs 6'2" (Arizona Combat Sports / Power MMA & Fitness)


Chase Gormley http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-5 (1 NC)
265-274lbs 6'3" (Reign MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091206114756_IMG_9660.JPG
Jon Madsen http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-2
254lbs 6'0" (HIT Squad)


Joe Yager http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4
205-253lbs 6'2" (Apex MMA / All Star MMA)


Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 40-21
205-223lbs 6'5" (Team Kryptonite / Team Oyama)

(Fights at both LHW & HW.)


Todd Duffee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-3
260lbs 6'3" (Xtreme Couture/Grudge Training Center/AKA)


Anthony Hamilton 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-5
265lbs 6'4" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Zb0OzwKyUbA/UVr-EWLyVoI/AAAAAAAACLk/D_IQLIqkRnQ/s376/Smealinho+Rama.jpg
Smealinho Rama 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 9-2
253lbs 6'0" (Goldenstars Boxing/Goncalves BJJ/Independent MMA)


Dave Herman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-6
223-241lbs 6'5" (F-1 Fight Team / Team Quest)



Kalib Starnes 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 17-10-1
185-218lbs 6'3" (Aegis Athletics / Revolution Martial Arts)
(Fighting at LHW & HW.)

247lbs 6'4" (American Top Team / Hard Drive MMA)


Mariusz Pudzianowski 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 9-4 (1 NC)
260lbs 6'1" (Pudzian Team)
(Formerly the 'World's Strongest Man'.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100208124108_IMG_1830.JPG
Rolles Gracie http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 8-4
247lbs 6'4" (Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)


Michał Włodarek 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 7-1
238-242lbs 6'1" (Wrestler 24/Ankos Zapasy Poznan/Boks Poznan)


Dale Sopi http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gifhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 6-1
264lbs 5'11" (Power MMA)

255lbs 6'3" (MMA Lab)


230lbs 6'3" (Z's Training Gym / Cheyenne BJJ)


Tyler "The Beast" East http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-5 (1 NC)
240-265lbs 6'6" (Fit NHB)

 
John Hawk http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-6
204-250lbs 6'1" (Strong Style Fight Team)
(Competes at both LHW & HW.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110608050751_827Q3571.JPG
Bobby Brents http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-5 (1 NC)
257lbs 5'9" (Warrior Concepts / Fiore MMA)


Jeremy May  http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF13-8 (1 NC)
185-228lbs 6'3" (American Top Team)


Ezekiel Tuinei-Wily http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 2-0
265lbs 6'5" (Battle Tactics Academy)


Darrill Schoonover http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-8
247lbs 6'2" (Schoonover's Garage / Red Spider MMA)

Chi Lewis-Parry http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 6-0 (1 NC)
243lbs 6'9" (The Dream Team)


229-265lbs 6'3" (Team Titan / Trojan MMA)

254lbs 5'11" (HardLife MMA / Darlington)


Phil Defries http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 11-5 (1 NC)
248-254lbs 6'4" (The Dungeon/Alliance MMA/Machine MMA)



Denis Smoldarev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ESTN0001.GIF 11-2
259lbs 6'7" (Garant / Alexander Nevsky MMA)

238lbs 6'3" (Team Nogueira)

238-253lbs 6'6" (Team AVAM)

Dion Staring  34-11
204-235lbs 6'1" (Mike's Gym/Combat Sports Academy Holland/Blackzilians)


Ante Delija http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CROA0001.GIF 14-3
230lbs 6'5" (Gladiator Team)

238lbs 6'3" (Fight Nights Team)

Ruben Wolf http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GERM0001.GIF 10-7
236lbs 6'2" (Gym 23 / Team Mag-MMA)

250lbs 5'10" (North East Vale Tudo / Machine MMA)
(4-0 am.)


Stavros Economou http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CYPR0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 17-4-1
250lbs 6'1" (Team Sure Grip Vale Tudo)



Maro Perak 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CROA0001.GIF 24-6-1
205-233lbs 6'0" (Gladiator Team)

(Loss to Nemkov was at LHW.)


Mark Holata http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-5
249lbs 6'3" (USA Stars / American Top Team OKC)



Steve Mocco 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 5-1
260lbs 6'0" (American Top Team)

263lbs 6'0" (Michigan Top Team)













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