List of All UFC Heavyweight Champions & Ranking

UFC Heavyweight Division

The Heavyweight division in Blended Combative techniques (MMA) by and large gatherings contenders between 206-265 lb (93.4-120.2 kg).

UFC Heavyweight Title was presented on 7 February 1997 at UFC 12 by joining the UFC Superfight Title and UFC Competition Title. Mark Coleman(Tournament Champion) crushed Dan Severn(Superfight Champion) through accommodation to turn into the debut UFC Heavyweight Champion. Maurice Smith deposed Coleman in his most memorable title guard at UFC 14 by choice in a battle that went into two additional minutes.

Smith later turned into the principal contender to shield the Heavyweight title effectively at UFC 15 against Tank Abbott. Randy Couture came out on top for the championship next at UFC Japan in December 1997.

Couture was deprived of the title when he left UFC after an agreement question. Bas Rutten crushed Kevin Randleman for the empty title at UFC 20. Rutten likewise abandoned the title as he chose to drop down to the Light Heavyweight division.

Kevin Randleman came out on top for the championship in his second endeavor as he crushed Pete Williams at UFC 23. Couture came out on top for the championship for the second time as he crushed Randleman by means of technical knockout in the third round at UFC 28.

Couture safeguarded the title against Pedro Rizzo effectively prior to losing it to Josh Barnett by technical knockout. Barnett was found positive for anabolic steroids in a post-battle drug test and was deprived of the title on 26 July 2002.

Ricco Rodriguez crushed Couture by means of accommodation to come out on top for the championship at UFC 39. Tim Sylvia came out on top for the championship from Rodriguez at UFC 41 with a technical knockout.

After his fruitful first protection, Sylvia was peeled off the title in the wake of being tracked down certain for Stanozolol. Straightforward Mir crushed Sylvia for the empty title at UFC 48. Mir was associated with a bike mishap on 17 September 2004 and left with wounds in his femur and knee tendons.

Andre Arlovski turned into the interval Heavyweight Champion by overcoming Tim Sylvia. Arlovski was subsequently advanced as the undisputed boss after Mir neglected to recuperate from wounds.

Arlovski had safeguarded against Justin Eller as the break champion. He likewise guarded the title against Paul Buentello prior to dropping it to Tim Slyvia in a technical knockout misfortune at UFC 59. Sylvia turned into the second contender to bring home the heavyweight championship two times.

Randy Couture crushed Sylvia in his third title guard to come out on top for the UFC Heavyweight championship at UFC 68, turning into the principal warrior to bring home the championship threefold.

One more question among Couture and UFC brought about UFC booking another in-between time title battle. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira crushed Tim Slyvia by means of accommodation to turn into the interval Heavyweight Champion at UFC 81.

After a long debate, Couture got back to UFC however lost the Heavyweight title to Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 through technical knockout. On the opposite side, Candid Mir crushed Nogueria for the in-between time title.

Lesnar turned into the undisputed boss by overcoming Mir with technical knockout at UFC 100. Lesnar went on a spell of sickness and was subsequently determined to have mononucleosis and diverticulitis.

One more interval champion was delegated as Shane Carwin crushed Straight to the point Mir at UFC 111. Once more then, at that point, Lesnar joined the Heavyweight title by overcoming Carwin at 116.

Cain Velasquez ousted Lesnar at UFC 121 with a technical knockout success. He lost the title to Junior Dos Santos in what was his most memorable UFC misfortune. After a fruitful protection against Honest Mir, Dos Santos lost the title back to Velasquez.

Velasquez had fruitful safeguards against Antonio Silva and Dos Santos in their set of three battle. With Velasquez managing wounds, Fabricio Werdum confronted Imprint Chase and became interval champion with a technical knockout success. Werdum turned into the undisputed boss by overcoming Velasquez.

Stipe Miocic ruled the Heavyweight scene in the wake of coming out on top for the championship at UFC 198. Over the course of the following two years, Miocic protected the title against Alistair Overeem(first-round KO), Junior Dos Santon(TKO) and Francis Ngannou(unanimous choice).

Miocic lost the title to Daniel Cormier in a stunning design with a first-round KO after a crippling eye jab from Cormier. Cormier protected the title against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220.

Miocic crushed Cormier in their rematch at UFC 241 with a technical knockout in the fourth round. Miocic likewise won their set of three battle with a consistent choice at UFC 251. Miocic dropped the title to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in the wake of getting taken out in the subsequent round. Ciryl Gane turned into the interval champion by overcoming Derrick Lewis at UFC 265. Ngannou brought home the championship unification session at UFC 270.

UFC Heavyweight Champion – 2022

The ongoing UFC Heavyweight Champion is Francis Ngannou. Ngannou crushed Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on Walk 27, 2021 to turn into the hero.

UFC 260 Miocic v Ngannou 2: Weigh-Ins

UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2022

In 1997, the UFC Superfight Title was bound together with the UFC Competition Title to decide the UFC Heavyweight Champion, as Imprint Coleman crushed Dan Severn at UFC 12.

Eminent names like Randy Couture, Josh Barnett, Forthcoming Mir, Andre Arlovski, Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Fabricio Wedrum have all brought home the UFC Heavyweight Title.

At UFC 198, Stipe Miocic came out on top for the UFC Heavyweight Title in Brazil. Be that as it may, at UFC 226, Miocic was beaten by Daniel Cormier to bring home the Heavyweight Championship.

A rematch among Miocic and Daniel Cormier occurred on August 17, 2019, at UFC 241 for the UFC Heavyweight Title. Miocic won the battle by technical knockout in the fourth round in the wake of handling a few clean passed on snares to the body and circling back to punches to the head, recovering the title.

Rundown of UFC Heavyweight Champions

22. Francis Ngannou

  • Title Won Date: Blemish 27, 2021
  • Protections: 1
  • Rules Day: 535+
  • Occasion: UFC 260
  • Notes: Ngannou came out on top for the championship by overcoming Miocic at UFC
    260.

In-between time – Ciryl Gane

  • Title Won Date: August 7, 2021
  • Safeguards: –
  • Rules Day: +169
  • Occasion: UFC 265
  • Notes: Gane crushed Derrick Lewis to become in-between time Heavyweight Champion at UFC 260. He lost the title unification session to Ngannou at UFC 270.

21. Stipe Miocic

  • Title Won Date: Aug 17, 2019
  • Safeguards: 1
  • Rules Day: 589 days
  • Occasion: UFC 241
  • Notes: Miocic brought home the championship back from Cormier with a technical knockout success.

Ufc Stipe Miocic

20. Daniel Cormier

  • Title Won Date: Jul 7, 2018
  • Guards: 1
  • Rules Day: 407 days
  • Occasion: UFC 226
  • Notes: Cormier brought home the championship in a stunning first round win from Moicic.

19. Stipe Miocic

  • Title Won Date: May 14, 2016
  • Guards: 3
  • Rules Day: 785 days
  • Occasion: UFC 198
  • Notes: Miocic brought home the championship from Fabricio Werdum.

18. Fabrício Werdum

  • Title Won Date: Jun 13, 2015
  • Guards:
  • Rules Day: 336 days
  • Occasion: UFC 188
  • Notes: Wedrum was elevated from break to undisputed boss.

Interim – Fabrício-Werdum

  • Break – Fabrício Werdum
  • Title Won Date: Nov 15, 2014
  • Guards: –
  • Rules Day: 180 days
  • Occasion: UFC 180
  • Notes: With Velasquez harmed, Werdum turned into the break champion by overcoming

17. Cain Velasquez

  • Title Won Date: Dec 29, 2012
  • Safeguards: 2
  • Rules Day: 896 days
  • Occasion: UFC 155
  • Notes: Velazquez came out on top for the championship back from Dos Santos.

16. Junior dos Santos

  • Title Won Date: Nov 12, 2011
  • Safeguards: 1
  • Rules Day: 413 days
  • Occasion: UFC on Fox: Velasquez versus dos Santos
  • Notes: Dos Santos came out on top for the championship from Velasquez at UFC on FOX
    debut.

15. Cain Velasquez

  • Title Won Date: Oct 23, 2010
  • Protections: 1
  • Rules Day: 385 days
  • Occasion: UFC 121
  • Notes: Velasquez crushed Lesnar to become Heavyweight Champion.

Interval – Shane Carwin

  • Title Won Date: Blemish 27, 2010
  • Protections:
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC 111
  • Notes: When Lesnar was enduring with illnes, Carwin crushed Mir to become interval champion.

Interval – Forthcoming Mir

  • Title Won Date: Dec 27, 2008
  • Protections:
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC 92
  • Notes: Mir crushed Nogureira to come out on top for the in-between time title. He lost the undisputed championship to Lesnar.

14. Brock Lesnar

  • Title Won Date: Nov 15, 2008
  • Safeguards: 2
  • Rules Day: 707 days
  • Occasion: UFC 91
  • Notes: Lesnar crushed Couture to bring home Heavyweight championship.

UFC Brock Lesnar

Interval – Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

  • Title Won Date: Feb 2, 2008
  • Safeguards:
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC 81
  • Notes: Nogueira became break champion when Couture was having question with UFC.

13. Randy Couture

  • Title Won Date: Blemish 3, 2007
  • Safeguards: 1
  • Rules Day: 623 days
  • Occasion: UFC 68
  • Notes: Couture turned into the initial 3-time Heavyweight champion by overcoming Slyvia.

12. Tim Sylvia

  • Title Won Date: Apr 15, 2006
  • Guards: 2
  • Rules Day: 623 days
  • Occasion: UFC 59
  • Notes: Slyvia turned into the subsequent 2-time champion by overcoming Arlovski.

11. Andrei Arlovski

  • Title Won Date: Aug 12, 2005
  • Protections: 1
  • Rules Day: 246 days
  • Occasion: UFC 59
  • Notes: Arlovski was advanced as the undisputed boss after Mir became inert.

UFC Andrei Arlovski

Interval Andrei Arlovski

  • Title Won Date: Feb 5, 2005
  • Protections: 1
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC 51
  • Notes: Arlovski crushed Tim Slyvia to come out on top for the break championship.

10. Straightforward Mir

  • Title Won Date: Jun 19, 2004
  • Protections:
  • Rules Day: 419 days
  • Occasion: UFC 48
  • Notes: Straightforward Mir crushed Sylvia to bring home the empty championship. Mir was eliminated as the hero because of inertia after a bike mishap.

9. Tim Sylvia

  • Title Won Date: Feb 28, 2003
  • Protections: 1
  • Rules Day: 229 days
  • Occasion: UFC 41
  • Notes: Slyvia crushed Ricco by technical knockout to come out on top for the championship. He was peeled off the title after sure test for Stanozolol.

8. Ricco Rodriguez

  • Title Won Date: Sep 27, 2002
  • Protections:
  • Rules Day: 154 days
  • Occasion: UFC 39
  • Notes: Ricco crushed Couture through accommodation to bring home the championship.

7. Josh Barnett

  • Title Won Date: Blemish 22, 2002
  • Safeguards: 0
  • Rules Day: 126 days
  • Occasion: UFC 36
  • Notes: Barnett crushed Couture by means of accommodation to come out on top for the
    championship. He was taken out as champion after sure medication test.

6. Randy Couture

  • Title Won Date: Nov 17, 2000
  • Protections: 2
  • Rules Day: 490 days
  • Occasion: UFC 28
  • Notes: Couture turned into the initial twice Heavyweight Champion by overcoming Randleman through technical knockout.

5. Kevin Randleman

  • Title Won Date: Nov 19, 1999
  • Guards: 1
  • Rules Day: 364 days
  • Occasion: UFC 23
  • Notes: Randleman brought home the empty championship by overcoming Pete Williams.

4. Bas Rutten

  • Title Won Date: May 7, 1999
  • Guards: 0
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC 20
  • Notes: Bas Rutten crushed Kevin Randleman for the empty title at UFC 20. Rutten emptied the title subsequent to going to Light Heavyweight division.

3. Randy Couture

  • Title Won Date: Dec 21, 1997
  • Protections: 0
  • Rules Day:
  • Occasion: UFC Japan
  • Notes: Couture crushed Smith at UFC Japan. He was peeled off the title in Janaury 1998 after he passed on UFC because of an agreement debate.

2. Maurice Smith

  • Title Won Date: Jul 27, 1997
  • Safeguards: 1
  • Rules Day: 147 days
  • Occasion: UFC 14
  • Notes: Smith crushed Coleman(decision) to bring home the championship. First warrior to guard the Heavyweight title effectively.

1. Mark Coleman

  • Title Won Date: Feb 7, 1997
  • Safeguards: 0
  • Rules Day: 170 days
  • Occasion: UFC 12
  • Notes: Debut Heavyweight Champion and joined Superfight and Competition Title

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