UFC Heavyweight - 2024

Last Modified Feb 11, 2024 09:45 GMT

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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 - 2024


UFC 285: Jones v Gane
UFC 285: Jones v Gane


UFC 295: Pavlovich v Aspinall
UFC 295: Pavlovich v Aspinall


Jon Jones is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion. At UFC 285, Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane via submission in the first round. Tom Aspinall is the new interim heavyweight champion after his victory against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295.


Latest Results from UFC Heavyweight Division


DateFight Method RoundResult
January 14, 2024Andrei Arlovski def. Waldo Cortes-AcostaDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3(3:00)Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Andrei Arlovski


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UFC Heavyweight Rankings


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
CJon Jones27–1
(1 NC)
5
(0 def)
WinUFC 285 Ciryl GaneTBD
ICTom Aspinall14–3 2WinUFC 295 Sergei PavlovichTBD
2Ciryl Gane12–2 1WinUFC Fight Night 226 Serghei SpivacTBD
3Sergei Pavlovich18–2 0LossUFC 295 Tom AspinallTBD
4Stipe Miocic20–4 0LossUFC 260 Francis NgannouTBD
5Curtis Blaydes17–4
(1 NC)
0LossUFC Fight Night 222 Sergei Pavlovich
UFC 299 Jailton Almeida
6Alexander Volkov37–10 3WinUFC 293 Tai TuivasaTBD
7Jailton Almeida20–2 15WinUFC Fight Night 231 Derrick Lewis
UFC 299 Curtis Blaydes
8Serghei Spivac16–410LossUFC Fight Night 226 Ciryl GaneTBD
9Tai Tuivasa14–6−10LossUFC 293 Alexander Volkov
UFC Fight Night 239 Marcin Tybura
10 (T)Derrick Lewis27–12
(1 NC)
0LossUFC Fight Night 231 Jailton AlmeidaTBD
10 (T)Marcin Tybura24–810LossUFC Fight Night 224 Tom Aspinall
UFC Fight Night 239 Tai Tuivasa
12Jairzinho Rozenstruik13–5 0LossUFC on ABC 4 Jailton Almeida
UFC Fight Night 238 Shamil Gaziev
13Alexander Romanov17–2 1WinUFC on ESPN 48 Blagoy IvanovTBD
14Rodrigo Nascimento11–1
(1 NC)
3WinUFC Fight Night 231 Don'Tale MayesTBD
15Marcos Rogério de Lima21–9–1 0LossUFC 291 Derrick Lewis
UFC 298 Justin Tafa


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 in 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.


See Here: UFC Weight Classes Explained


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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*Last Updated On February 11, 2024

FAQs

Q. Who is the current UFC heavyweight champion?

A. Jon "Bones" Jones is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Q. Who is the No.1 ranked fighter in UFC heavyweight?

A. Sergei Pavlovich.

Q. What is the UFC Heavyweight Weight Limit?

A. The UFC heavyweight division weighs from 206 to 265 lbs (93.4 to 120.2 kg). 

Q. Who is the best UFC heavyweight?

A. Stipe Miocic is considered one of the greatest Heavyweight's in UFC's history.

Q. Is there a weight limit for UFC heavyweight?

A. The upper weight limit for the UFC Heavyweight division is 265 lbs for title fights and 266 lbs for non-title fights.

Q. Who is the UFC Interim Heavyweight champion?

A. Tom Aspinall is the current UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.