Often times, it is the UFC’s lightweight divisions that fans clamor to see. The heavyweight division, unfortunately, gets a bad rap as fans see the competitors as big and slow. While their strikes might be packed with power, the fights can be lumbering and lacking in action. MMA fans can use Williamcode to get up to the minute information on all the great fighters and weight divisions.

Despite many modern UFC fans craving quick lightweight fights, there is no doubt that some of the best fighters have been heavyweights. As the weight class continues to grow thanks to a deep reserve of talent, we wonder just who are the top UFC heavyweights of all-time?

  1. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar may have a 4-3 record in UFC, but the mark he left on the sport was far greater than a win-loss tally. Lesnar made new fans of UFC thanks to his reputation as a WWE wrestler. While MMA enthusiasts will criticize Lesnar for being a WWE wrestler, his credentials are proof of how good he is in the octagon. Lesnar was an NCAA D-I champion and he joined UFC after just one MMA fight. The big man is an MMA and wrestling crossover star. Though his record doesn’t qualify him as a great heavyweight, his influence on UFC does.

  1. Mirko Cro Cop

There are some UFC fighters that crossover and reach casual fight fans – or non-MMA fans. Mirko Cro Cop is one of those fighters. He posted a 36-11-2 MMA record. Cro Cop had more success in Pride, but he still left his mark on UFC. The kickboxer was famous for having a right leg that would send opponents to the hospital and a leg that would rush them to the cemetery. Cro Cop was able to transfer his Pride kickboxing skills over to the UFC octagon, but his move between promotions did show their fight style differences.

  1. Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic has fought 15 times in the octagon winning 12 bouts. Miocic last fought in 2018 in a losing effort to Daniel Cormier, another top-notch UFC fighter. The Ohio-born Miocic has been called the ‘complete fighter’ thanks to his octagon IQ, skills standing up or on the mat, and his technical ability. Miocic had the physical presence viewers expect from a top heavyweight.

  1. Randy Couture

Randy Couture had a long and successful UFC career. He won his first seven UFC fights between 1997 and 2002. His success came during a time that UFC was transforming and becoming the promotion it is today. Not only is Couture a three-time heavyweight champion, but he mastered the lightweight division as well, winning the belt twice.

  1. Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier returned to the heavyweight division in 2018 after moving down to the lightweight division for a few years. Cormier’s amateur wrestling ability gives him a mat presence that others in UFC lack. A base that he is able to rely on outside of the typical modern MMA-style. In July 2018, Cormier beat Miocic for the UFC heavyweight belt. Cormier is the future of UFC and, is right now, the group’s best heavyweight fighter.

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