WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS (205-265lbs)

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS (August 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 17-3
238lbs 6'4" (Team Nogueira/Champion Team)

3. Andrei Arlovski http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BLRU0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-10 (1 NC)

240lbs 6'4" (Overtime MMA/Jackson-Wink MMA)


4. 
Travis "Hapa" Browne http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 17-3-1
239-251lbs 6'7" (Glendale Fighting Club/NCFC Fight Team/Alliance MMA)

5. Stipe Miocic http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2 (5-0 am.)

236-245lbs 6'4" (Strong Style Fight Team)

6. 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 10-10-1
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

7. Frank Mir http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-9
260lbs 6'3" (Las Vegas Combat Club)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091109120837_IMG_5698.JPG

8. Antonio "Pezao" Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-7-1
265lbs 6'4" (
American Top Team)

 

9. Vitaly Minakov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 15-0

235lbs 6'3" (Fight Nights Team)
(Is he the new "Fedor"!?)

10. Ben Rothwell http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 35-9
265lbs 6'5" (MFS/Roufusport/Rothwell MMA/LCCT)


100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS

Alistair Overeem http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NETH0001.GIF 39-14  (1 NC)
260lbs 6'5" (Golden Glory/Tatsujin Dojo/Xtreme Couture/Jackson-Wink MMA)

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


Matt Mitrione http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-4
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)

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

Josh Barnett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 33-7
250lbs 6'3" (Team CSW)


Stefan Struve http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NETH0001.GIF 30-7 (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 15-4 (1 NC)
205-217lbs 6'0" (Reign MMA/Kings MMA/AKA/Mayweather Boxing Club)


Cheick Kongo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/FRAN0001.GIF 29-10-2 (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)


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


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)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100927125534_100925_182008untitled.JPG
Satoshi Ishii http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 13-4-1
240lbs 5'11" (I-Dash/Black House/
Reign MMA/CSW)

205-229lbs 6'6" (Team MMA Spirit)
(Sherdog has his name misspelled.)


Marcin Tybura 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 12-1
252lbs 6'3" (United Gym
)


Damian Grabowski  http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 20-2
241lbs 6'1" (Lutadores Opole/Alliance Europe/Fight Spirit Team)


Eddie Sanchez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-8
214-235lbs 6'3" (NCFC Fight Team/Kings MMA)

(Loss to Bekavac was at LHW.)


Tony Johnson Jr. http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-2
264lbs 6'1" (Ghost Wolf/American Kickboxing Academy)



Alexander Volkov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 24-6
226lbs 6'7" (Red Devil Sport Club/RusFighters Sport Club)


Blagoi Ivanov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BULG0001.GIF 12-1 (1 NC)
245-251lbs 5'11" (SK Absolute Bulgaria)

(fighters.com had him at 13-0-1 (1 NC)

213-228lbs 6'6" (Versus/AE Team/Sambo Piter)

James McSweeney http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-13

205-240lbs 6'4" (Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu/Grudge Training Center)

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

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g2dI36Y1O0w/UQylmb2G4MI/AAAAAAAAAPE/AkTYohMLEJ8/s512/Jared%2520Rosholt.JPG
Jared Rosholt 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2
259lbs 6'2" (Team Takedown/Velociti Fitness
)

265lbs 6'3" (Academy of Combat Arts/Team Tainted)


Shamil Abdurahimov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/TAJK0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 15-3
231lbs 6'3" (Peresvet FT)


Vinicius "Spartan" Kappke de Queiroz 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 7-3
240lbs 6'7" (Team Nogueira
)


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



Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4 (1 NC)
231-260lbs 6'3" (Silverback MMA)


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)


Ruslan Magomedov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 13-1
255lbs 6'4" (Gorec/MMA Academy Russia/Fight Club Berkut)


Viktor Pešta http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CZEC0001.GIF 10-1
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.)


Pat "HD" Barry http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-7
244lbs 5'11" (Team Death Clutch/The Academy)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100905114319_IMG_7087.JPG
Richard Odoms http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-2
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 17-5-1 (1 NC)
242lbs 6'0" (Nastula Team/Palestra Warsaw)

Chris de la Rocha http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 3-1
245lbs 6'4" (Progressive Jiu-jitsu)
(3-0 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 18-9
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 16-7
226-230lbs 6'1" 
(Sportcentrum KOPS/Masakra Team)

Cody East http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-1
237lbs 6'3" (Jackson-Wink MMA/Duke City Wrecking Crew)

Marcin Rozalski http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 5-3
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 6-5
265-290lbs 6'1" (Millennia MMA/Aguirre's Fighting System)


Karol Bedorf http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 12-2
228-258lbs 6'2" (Szczecin Top Team/Berserkers Team)

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/513/petergraham.jpg

Peter "The Chief" Graham http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 10-9
247-253lbs 6'2" (Boxing Works)


Chris Barnett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-1
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 19-10-2
215-235lbs 6'4" (Ring Demon Jiu-Jitsu)


Jared Cannonier http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-1
244lbs 6'3 (Gracie Barra Alaska)

Chase Gormley http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4 (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 10-4

205-253lbs 6'2" (Apex MMA/All Star MMA)


Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 37-18
205-223lbs 6'5" (Team Oyama)


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 14-4
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" (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 16-10-1

185-218lbs 6'3" (Aegis Athletics/Revolution Martial Arts)
(Fighting at LHW & HW.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100208123747_IMG_2053.JPG
Tim Hague http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 20-9
265-276lbs 6'4" (Black Sheep MMA (Edmonton)/Cardinal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
)
247lbs 6'4" (ATT/Hard Drive MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100719072559_DesignzFuzion_98982.JPG
"Big" Jim Yorke 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 16-5
255-265lbs 6'1" (Five Rings Dojo)



Mariusz Pudzianowski 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 9-3 (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 7-0
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 11-5
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 15-5 (1 NC)
257lbs 5'9" (Warrior Concepts/Fiore MMA)

Jeremy May  http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF13-8

185-228lbs 6'3" (American Top Team)

Darrill Schoonover http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-7
247lbs 6'2" (Schoonover's Garage/Red Spider MMA
)



Tim Sylvia http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 31-10 (1 NC)
265lbs 6'8" (Miletich Fighting Systems/Team Extreme/Champions Gym) 

(Apparently retired.)

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

265lbs 6'2" (Ministry of Martial Arts/Formidable MMA)

254lbs 5'11" (Hard Life 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 10-1
259lbs 6'7" (Garant/Alexander Nevsky MMA)

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

Dion Staring  31-11
204-235lbs 6'1" (Combat Sports Academy Holland/Blackzilians)


Ante Delija http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CROA0001.GIF 14-2
230lbs 6'5" (Gladiator Team)

Ruben Wolf http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GERM0001.GIF 10-6
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 16-4-1
250lbs 6'1" (Team Sure Grip Vale Tudo)



Maro Perak 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CROA0001.GIF 23-6-1
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)


Carmelo Marrero http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-6 (1 NC)
230lbs 6'2" (American Top Team)


263lbs 6'0" (Michigan Top Team)
253-265lbs 6'3" (Sor Sumrit Muay Thai/Arena Jui Jitsu/Murder Squad)
(6-2 am.)


Robert Neal http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 3-2
245lbs 6'0" (Georgia MMA/Team FightJunkies)

(5-1 am.)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VUk2fUS9v-Y/UQSzGiU-z0I/AAAAAAAAACU/SsRNPQYgWxI/s512/David%2520Mitchell.JPG
David Mitchell http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-5
170-210lbs 6'0" (Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance/
Team Alpha Male)
(Fights from WW to HW.)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SokyYe2ZSAg/UTlaq6v-nXI/AAAAAAAABos/DgwaF8ca-AI/s633/Dave+Huckaba.jpg
Dave Huckaba 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-8
255lbs 6'2" (Huckaba's Next Generation)



Jack "The Outlaw" May http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-2
260lbs 6'8" (CSW)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ETdIr4ai9ac/UTlS-HAyfQI/AAAAAAAABoE/FWzZiJPlDvY/s600/Carl+Seumanutafa.JPG
Carl Seumanutafa 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SAMO0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-5
255lbs 6'1" (El Nino Training Center/Skrap Pack)

255lbs 6'5" (Thrive and Dethrone)


Freddie Aquitania 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-1
238-255lbs 6'1" (Team Alpha Male
)

254lbs 6'7" (K2L Grindhouse/ATT Altitude/ATT Coconut Creek)


Javy Ayala 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-4
265lbs 6'1" (Fearless Fighters Gym)

260lbs 6'5" (London Shootfighters)


Eric Prindle http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-6 (1 NC)
265lbs 6'5" (Team CSW/Team Death Clutch














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