10. Alistair Overeem
Alistair Overeem is a renowned MMA fighter, known for his impressive fight records, versatile fighting style, titles held, and notable fights.
His career highlights include having a professional MMA record of 47 wins, 19 losses, and 1 no contest, with a significant number of victories by KO/TKO and submission.
He is known for his striking abilities, utilizing a combination of kickboxing and Muay Thai techniques, and has also demonstrated proficiency in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Overeem has achieved titles in various organizations throughout his career, including the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship, DREAM Heavyweight Championship, and K-1 World Grand Prix Championship.
Some of his notable fights include his victory over Vitor Belfort in PRIDE Total Elimination 2005 and his impressive finishes showcased in his career highlights.
9. Junior dos Santos
Junior dos Santos, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, has a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 10 losses.
He is known for his background in boxing and his striking abilities, utilizing a combination of kickboxing and Muay Thai techniques.
Dos Santos has achieved notable victories over fighters like Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt, and has won several Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night awards.
He has focused exclusively on MMA and has not competed in any other combat sports.
Some of his notable fights include his victory over Cain Velasquez in UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos and his loss to Stipe Miocic in UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2.
8. Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier is a former professional mixed martial artist who has had a successful career in the UFC.
His notable achievements, fighting style, and titles held are as follows: He has a Pro MMA Record of 22 wins (10 by KO/TKO, 5 by submission, 7 by decision), 3 losses (1 by KO/TKO, 2 by decision), and 1 no contest.
Cormier is known for his wrestling background, with a record of 101-9 in high school wrestling. He has also demonstrated proficiency in striking, utilizing a mix of boxing and Muay Thai techniques.
Cormier has held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Some of his notable fights include his victories over Anderson Silva, Anthony Johnson, and Stipe Miocic, as well as his loss to Jon Jones in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 214.
Cormier’s fighting style is centered around his wrestling background, which has allowed him to excel in striking and maintain a high level of success in the UFC.
7. Alexander Volkov
Alexander Volkov, a Russian professional mixed martial artist, has a professional MMA record of 37 wins and 10 losses.
He is known for his striking ability, with 24 of his wins coming by way of knockout. Volkov has held the heavyweight championship in both the M-1 Global and Bellator MMA organizations.
Some of his best fights include victories over notable opponents such as Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Volkov’s fighting style is characterized by his striking prowess, utilizing a combination of boxing and kickboxing techniques.
6. Randy Couture
Randy Couture is a legendary mixed martial artist who has an impressive career with many achievements, titles, and memorable fights.
He has a professional MMA record of 19 wins and 11 losses, with wins by both knockout and submission. He is a six-time UFC Champion, holding both the UFC Heavyweight Championship and the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
He has fought in a record 16 title fights and has the most wins in UFC Heavyweight Championship bouts. He is known for his exceptional wrestling skills, which he combines with striking and clinch work.
He has used his wrestling to dominate opponents and win fights.
Some of his notable fights are his wins over Gabriel Gonzaga, Tim Sylvia, and Vitor Belfort, and his losses to Chuck Liddell and Brock Lesnar. Randy Couture has influenced the sport of mixed martial arts with his remarkable title reigns and his well-rounded fighting style, making him one of the most accomplished fighters in MMA history.
5. Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer who has dominated the combat sports scene.
He has a professional MMA record of 17 wins and 3 losses, with 12 wins by knockout. He is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, having defeated Stipe Miocic in 2021 to win the title.
He is renowned for his striking skills, using a mix of boxing and kickboxing techniques. He has also shown proficiency in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He has won notable fights against Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and lost to Stipe Miocic in their first encounter.
Francis Ngannou has had a remarkable career and a significant impact on the sport of mixed martial arts, making him one of the most feared and dominant heavyweights in UFC history.
4. Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez is a professional mixed martial artist who has achieved great success in the UFC. He is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion known for his striking skills, especially in boxing, and his use of various striking techniques such as kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Former two-weight champion and UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Daniel Cormier, has labeled Velasquez as the “best fighter” in the world on his day.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan also believes that Velasquez is the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time.
Some of his most memorable fights are his wins over Junior dos Santos (twice), Antonio Silva (twice), and Fabricio Werdum, and his loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC.
3. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, also known as Minotauro, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has dominated the sport with his grappling and submission skills.
He competed in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion and has a professional MMA record of 34 wins, 10 losses, 1 draw, and 1 no-contest, with 20 wins by submission.
He is widely regarded as having the best guard in the history of MMA, which has helped him overcome many opponents, such as Heath Herring and Tim Sylvia.
He has also faced some tough challenges, losing to fighters like Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez.
2. Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has excelled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. He has a professional MMA record of 24 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw, with 12 wins by submission.
He is renowned for his grappling, submission skills, and movement. He has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai, and has used his Judo skills to enhance his ground game.
Some of his most memorable fights are his wins over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson, and Cain Velasquez, including his upset win over Fedor Emelianenko (in Strikeforce) and his loss to Stipe Miocic.
1. Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic is considered one of the best UFC fighters of all time due to his impressive career achievements, fighting style, and notable victories.
He has the most victories in UFC heavyweight title fights and the longest title defense streak in UFC heavyweight history, with three consecutive defenses.
Miocic has also achieved the most fight night bonus awards in UFC heavyweight history, totaling nine accolades. He is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion.
His fighting style is characterized by his boxing skills, with a background in wrestling and a strong grappling game. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Some of his most memorable fights are his wins over Francis Ngannou, Junior dos Santos, and Alistair Overeem, and his loss to Daniel Cormier.