The Greatest UFC Heavyweights Of All Time

The Greatest UFC Heavyweights Of All Time

People will always have different views of which fighters are the greatest, as a lifetime fan of Mixed Martial Arts and of the UFC I devised a points system so I could see statistically which fighters had had the most success in the UFC.

I have broken this down by every weight class in the UFC and also overall. Over the next few weeks, I will do the top 10 for each division and then the top 10 overall. The point system rewards fighters who have been active in the UFC, who have been involved in big fights and also fighters that are exciting.

Fighters who fight higher up a fight card earn more points, fighters who finish fights earn more points fighters who win UFC bonuses earn more points, fighters in title fights earn more points.

So, we will start with the top 10 UFC heavyweights of all time: (these stats run from UFC 1 to the latest UFC event (Cejudo v Dillashaw)

Firstly I want to mention 11, 12 and 13, the 3 fighters who just missed out on the top 10:

Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne and Gabriel Gonzaga (as Lewis is still active he could break the top 10 very soon)

10, Tim Sylvia 204 pts

Tim went 9 and 4 in the UFC, 5 of those wins coming via stoppage. He also won the heavyweight title twice, defending it once the first time around and twice the second time around. He also picked up 1 UFC bonus

9, Roy Nelson 211 pts

Roy went 9 and 10 in the UFC. Of his 9 wins, 8 come via stoppage. He also picked up 6 UFC bonuses.

8, Stefan Struve 216 pts

Stefan is currently 12-9 in the UFC and is still active on the UFC roster. 10 of those wins have come via a stoppage. He has also picked up 7 UFC bonuses.

7, Fabricio Werdum 223 pts

Fabricio is currently 11-5 in the UFC and is still active on the UFC roster. 7 of those wins coming via stoppage. He also won the Interim Heavyweight title, then the heavyweight title but lost the title on the first defence. He has also won 3 UFC bonuses.

6, Randy Couture 247 pts

Randy went 10-4 at heavyweight (he was also an active light heavyweight). 7 of those wins comes via stoppage. He also won the heavyweight title on 3 separate occasions. He vacated it after winning it the first time, the second time he won he defended it on two occasions, the third time he won it he defended it once. He also won two UFC bonuses.

5, Cain Velasquez 269 pts

Cain is currently 12-2 in the UFC and has another big matchup coming up soon. 10 of those wins have come via stoppage. He has also won the heavyweight title on two occasions, he was unsuccessful in defending it on the first occasion but defended it twice on the second occasion. He has also picked up 4 UFC bonuses.

4, Frank Mir 279 pts

Frank went 16-11 in the UFC. 13 of those wins come via stoppage. Frank also won the heavyweight championship but was stripped after a motorbike accident and he also won the interim heavyweight championship but lost the unification bout. He also won 4 UFC bonuses.

3, Junior dos Santos 282 pts

Junior is currently 14-4 in the UFC and is still active. 9 of those wins have come via stoppage. He is also a former heavyweight champion and had 1 successful title defence. He has also won 5 UFC bonuses.

2, Andrei Arlovski 285 pts

Andrei is currently 17-11 in the UFC and is still active. 11 of those wins come via stoppage. He also won the Interim heavyweight title and defended that before being upgraded to the heavyweight title which he also defended once. He also won 3 UFC bonuses.

1, Stipe Miocic 327 pts

Stipe is currently 12-3 in the UFC and is still active. 8 of those wins have come via stoppage. He is also a former heavyweight champion the only fighter to defend it 3 times consecutively. He has also picked up 8 UFC bonuses.

By Ray Thompson

Ray would love to hear any comments/feedback on this. All his work is saved in Dropbox and is updated after every UFC event. If anyone would like to see his work then please contact Ray here.

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