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UFC Heavyweight Division
The Heavyweight division in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) generally groups fighters between 206–265 lb (93.4–120.2 kg).
UFC Heavyweight Champion - 2023
Jon Jones is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion. At UFC 285, Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane via submission in the first round.
Latest Results from UFC Heavyweight Division
|May 20, 2023||Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Ilir Latifi||Decision (split)||R3 (5:00)||Rodrigo Nascimento def. Ilir Latifi|
UFC Heavyweight Rankings
|Rank||Fighter||Record||M||Win Streak||Result||Last fight||Next fight|
|Win||UFC 285 Ciryl Gane||TBD|
|1||Ciryl Gane||11–2||0||Loss||UFC 285 Jon Jones||TBD|
|2||Sergei Pavlovich||18–1||6||Win||UFC Fight Night 222 Curtis Blaydes||TBD|
|3||Stipe Miocic||20–4||0||Loss||UFC 260 Francis Ngannou||TBD|
|0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 222 Sergei Pavlovich||TBD|
|5||Tom Aspinall||12–3||0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 208 Curtis Blaydes|
UFC on ESPN 49 Marcin Tybura
|6||Tai Tuivasa||14–5||0||Loss||UFC on ESPN 42 Sergei Pavlovich||TBD|
|7||Alexander Volkov||36–10||2||Win||UFC Fight Night 221 Alexander Romanov||TBD|
|8||Sergey Spivak||16–3||3||Win||UFC Fight Night 218 Derrick Lewis||TBD|
|9||Jailton Almeida||19–2||3||14||Win||UFC on ABC 4 Jairzinho Rozenstruik||TBD|
|10||Marcin Tybura||24–7||2||Win||UFC Fight Night 218 Blagoy Ivanov|
UFC on ESPN 49 Tom Aspinall
|0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 218 Sergey Spivak|
UFC 291 Marcos Rogério de Lima
|12||Jairzinho Rozenstruik||13–5||−3||0||Loss||UFC on ABC 4 Jailton Almeida||TBD|
|13||Chris Daukaus||12–6||0||Loss||UFC 282 Jairzinho Rozenstruik|
UFC 289 Khalil Rountree Jr.
|14||Alexander Romanov||16–2||1||0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 221 Alexander Volkov||TBD|
|−1||0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 218 Marcin Tybura||TBD|
History Of UFC Heavyweight Division
In 1997, the UFC Superfight Championship was unified with the UFC Tournament Championship to determine the UFC Heavyweight Champion, as Mark Coleman defeated Dan Severn at UFC 12.
Notable names such as Randy Couture, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Andre Arlovski, Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Fabricio Werdum have all won the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
At UFC 198, Stipe Miocic won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in Brazil. However, at UFC 226, Miocic was beaten by Daniel Cormier to win the Heavyweight Title.
A rematch between Miocic and Daniel Cormier took place on August 17, 2019, at UFC 241 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Miocic won the fight by TKO in the fourth round after landing several clean left hooks to the body and following up with punches to the head, reclaiming the title.
Moving on, Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, earning him the heavyweight title on March 2021. Since then, Ngannou successfully defended his title for one time against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270.
In his highly anticipated return, Jon Jones claimed the UFC Heavyweight title by submitting Ciryl Gane in the first round.
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*Last Updated On May 21, 2023