Who is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time?: From Fedor to Francis Ngannou, MMA heavyweights have always thrilled the fans with their killer hands and undeniable ground games. When it comes to MMA’s greatest, mostly UFC fighters dominate the list. Is it the same when it comes to heavyweights? Let’s check out
Who is the Greatest MMA heavyweight of all Time Till 2023
Randy Couture: 19-11-0
Randy Couture wasn’t the most dominant fighter at his time, but he was the five-time UFC champion of the world (3-time heavyweight, 2-time light-heavyweight). His shuttle between the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions might have stopped him from reaching the top of this list. He was a threat to the heavyweights of his time with his clinch and takedown techniques
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 28-3-1
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has only 3 losses in his career, and that too against Fedor and Dan Henderson. He was the formal champion of PRIDE and UFC. Josh Barnett, Mark Coleman, Fabricio Werdum, Randy Couture, and Mirko Cro Cop were the other big names he fought against from 1993 to 2022, was in his prime and he was such a threat in the heavyweight division with his dangerous submission skills.
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Daniel Cormier: 22-3-0 (1 NC)
Until Daniel Cormier lost to Stipe Miocic second time in their three-fight series, he was considered as UFC’s greatest heavyweight of all time. Although he lost the bout, his legacy in the world of MMA is unquestioned. He holds a record of 22 wins, 3 losses, and 1 No Contest. He has also won the light-heavyweight title and became a double champ in his career.
Stipe Miocic Record: 20-4
Stipe Miocic is considered as UFC’s greatest-ever heavyweight. He holds a 2-1 record against the legendary Daniel Cormier. He also holds wins against Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, and Francis Ngannou. He lost his UFC belt when he fought Ngannou for the second time. But now he is preparing for a heavyweight title bout with Jon Jones in UFC 295.
The greatest-ever heavyweight didn’t compete in the greatest-ever MMA promotion is a strange thing. Fedor and UFC president Danan white could never come to terms. Though Fedor hasn’t competed in the UFC, his fighting resume is enough for him to claim as the best heavyweight of all time. He is also one of the best MMA fighters of all time if not the best.
He was fighting in the PRIDE during his prime, which had the best heavyweights at that time. He defeated big names including Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Coleman, Mirko Cro Cop, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, and Kevin Randleman. He had one of the best winning streaks in MMA (27) at that time.
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