Due to suspension, Brock Lesnar is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are listed in parenthesis:
Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (7/30/16)
1) Stipe Miocic (1)
Stipe Miocic will be defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem on Saturday, September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio.
2) Alistair Overeem (2)
In his long awaited challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Alistair Overeem will face Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 on Saturday, September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena in Miocic’s home of Cleveland, Ohio.
tied 3) Junior dos Santos (5)
Junior dos Santos last fought Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos back on April 10th. He may have to wait for the title picture to settle out before he is next matched up against an opponent for a title run.
tied 3) Cain Velasquez (4)
Being a part of the historic UFC 200 fight card, Cain Velasquez defeated Travis Browne by technical knockout in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was Velasquez’s first outing since losing the title to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188.
5) Fabricio Werdum (3)
Fabricio Werdum will be fighting Travis Browne at UFC 203 in a rematch of their April 19, 2014 UFC bout. This will be Werdum’s first match since losing the UFC Heavyweight Championship to champion Stipe Miocic.
6) Vitaly Minakov (6)
Former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Vitaly Minakov technically never lost his title and last fought in June. Since 2015 he has been fighting in his native country of Russia at various Eurasian Fight Night events.
tied 7) Ruslan Magomedov (N/A)
Ruslan Magomedov is expected to fight Stefan Struve on Saturday, October 8th at UFC 204 in England. This will be Magomedov’s first match in over a year as he’s been sidelined since an injury back in April of this year.
tied 7) Mark Hunt (7)
Following his match against Brock Lesnar which had a positive drug test, Mark Hunt is not at all happy about it. Hunt has made several demands which includes he be paid Lesnar’s pay and that he be released from his contract.
tied 9) Andrei Arlovski (8)
Andrei Arlovski is expected to face Josh Barnett at UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett on Saturday, September 3rd at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Arlovski is looking to snap a two fight losing streak.
tied 9) Fedor Emelianenko (N/A)
The Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko is currently exploring his options including an offer to fight in the UFC.
Blagoy Ivanov, Ben Rothwell, Travis Browne