Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Rankings  

1. Fedor Emelianenko (31-1, 1 NC)

Nickname
The Last Emperor, The Russian Military Experiment
Height
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight
231 lb (105 kg)
Reach
74 in (190 cm)
Nationality
Russian
Born
September 28, 1976 (1976-09-28)
Fighting out of
Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia
Town of birth
Rubizhne, Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR
Team/Association
Red Devil Sport Club
Primary fighting style
Sambo, Judo

Emilianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship. Fedor was scheduled in the main event on the Affliction's "Trilogy" on Aug. 1, but the event got canceled a short time after his opponent, Josh Barnett was tested positive for steroids. Fedors last match was against Brett Rogers in the main event at CBS/ STRIKEFORCE/ M-1 GLOBAL SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on November 7th. He won with a devasting KO and stopped Rogers's 10 win streak.

2. Brock Lesnar (4-1)

Height
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight
265 lb (120 kg)
Reach
81 in (210 cm)
Nationality
American
Born
July 12, 1977 (1977-07-12) (age 31)
Fighting out of
Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Town of birth
Webster, South Dakota
Team/Association
Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Primary fighting style
Wrestling
Strengths
Size, wrestling ability, athleticism

Lesnar is an American mixed martial artist as well as a former professional and amateur wrestler. He is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion. He was better known as a World Wrestling Entertainment star and is the only fighter to have held a WWE and UFC title belt. Lesnar proved to be the undisputed UFC heavyweight king once again at UFC 100 by getting a TKO win over the only person who ever beat him in the UFC, Frank Mir.Next up for Brock is a match everyones been waiting for, he will finally take on Shawn Carwin at UFC 108. They were suppossed to fight at UFC 106 but the fight got delayed due to Brock's illness.

3. Josh Barnett (24-5)

Nickname
The Babyfaced Assassin
Height
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight
255 lb (116 kg)
Reach
76 inches (190 cm)
Nationality
American
Born
November 10, 1977 (1977-11-10)
Town of birth
Seattle, Washington, United States
Team/Association
AMC Pankration/Combat Submission NJPW
Primary fighting style
Catch wrestling

Barnett is an American heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and a professional wrestler. Barnett was supossed to take on Fedor Emelianenko on Aug. 1 at Affliction "Trilogy" in a marquee heavyweight showdown but he was tested positive for steroids. Even though this is his 3rd drug test that he has failed, Josh said the results were due to a unfair drug test.

4. Frank Mir (12-4)

Height
6 ft 3 in (190 cm)
Weight
255 lb (115 kg)
Reach
79.0 in (201 cm)
Nationality
American
Born
May 24, 1979 (1979-05-24)
Fighting out of
Las Vegas, Nevada
Town of birth
Las Vegas, Nevada
Team/Association
Striking Unlimited
Primary fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kenpo karate, Wrestling
Strengths
Great submissions, improved striking

Mir currently competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he was the UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion. Frank was sidelined in 2004 for almost 2 years after a serious motorcycle accident. He has since recovered and has wins over Antoni Hardonk and Brock Lesnar. His last match was a re-match agianst Brock Lesnar on July 11th at UFC 100. He lost by TKO 1:48 in the second round. Mir will get a chance to prove he still has what it takes in December at UFC 107 when he takes on the french fighter Cheick Kongo

5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-5-1, 1 NC)

Nickname
Minotauro
Height
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight
241 lb (109 kg; 17.2 st)
Reach
77 in (200 cm)
Nationality
Brazilian
Born
June 2, 1976 (1976-06-02)
Town of birth
Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil
Team/Association
Nogueira Team
Primary fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Judo

Nogueria is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion. Coming off a huge win over UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Nogueria looks to build even more momentum by defeating cain Valasquez on Jan 2nd. 2010.


6. Brett Rogers (10-1)

Nickname
The Grim
Height
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight
265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Reach
81 in (210 cm)
Nationality
American
Born
February 17, 1981 (1981-02-17)
Fighting out of
St. Paul, Minnesota
Town of birth
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team/Association
Team Bison/Ambition MMA

Rogers is a professional heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter. He was picked up by Strikeforce along with the contracts of 41 other ProElite fighters. Few would have denied that his heavy hands gave him a chance against Andrei Arlovski, but Rogers took his opportunity and ran with it against the former UFC champion. It took Rogers just 22 seconds to put down the Belarusian, setting up a Nov. 7th date with Fedor Emelianenko for the CBS/ STRIKEFORCE/ M-1 GLOBAL SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS main event.After losing by KO, Rogers has sworn he wont lose again.

7. Andrei Arlovski (15-7)

Nickname
The Pitbull
Height
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight
245 lb (111 kg; 17.5 st)
Reach
77 in (200 cm)
Nationality
Belarusian
Born
February 4, 1979 (1979-02-04)
Fighting out of
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Town of birth
Minsk, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Team/Association
Team Pitbull
Primary fighting style
Sambo, Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling

Arlovski is a Belarusian mixed martial arts fighter and a former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion. Despite having knocked off the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson in the recent past, those accomplishments now seem like distant memories for Arlovski. "The Pitbull" has been brutally beated in his last two outings by Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers, and conversation now centers on his inability to protect his glass jaw.

8. Junior dos Santos (9-1)

Nickname Cigano
Nationality Brazilian
Date of birth September 17, 1984 (1984-09-12)
Place of birth Salvador
Fighting out of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height 6'4" (194cm)
Weight 238lbs (108kg)
Team Team Nogueira
Primary fighting style Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"Cigano" moved up the ranking by beating Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at UFC 103 on Sept.19th. He is due to take on Gabriel Gonzaga, another fighter who beat “Cro Cop,” at UFC 108 on Jan. 2

9. Shane Carwin (11-0)

Nickname
The Engineer
Height
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight
259.5 lb (117.7 kg; 18.54 st)
Nationality
American
Born
January 4, 1975 (1975-01-04)
Town of birth
Greeley, Colorado
Team/Association
Jackson's Submission Fighting

Carwin is an American mixed martial arts fighter who competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Just when it looked as if he were on the ropes, Carwin folded Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96. The victory gave the touted heavyweight prospect his 11th stoppage win in 11 fights.Carwin's next fight will be against none other than the UFC heavyweight champion, the infamous Brock Lesnar, for the title.

10. Randy Couture (17-10)

Nickname
The Natural,
Captain America
Height
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight
220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Reach
75 in (190 cm)
Nationality
American
Born
June 22, 1963 (1963-06-22)
Fighting out of
Las Vegas, Nevada
Town of birth
Everett, Washington
Team/Association
Xtreme Couture
Primary fighting style
Greco-Roman Wrestling

Couture is an American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler, actor, former collegiate wrestler, and the former heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After losing to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 he signed a 6 fight contract with the UFC. His latest fight was against Brandon Vera at UFC 105. He won by unanimous decision. At age 46, Couture became the oldest fighter to ever win a fight in the UFC.