With the STRIKEFORCE: Heavyweight Grand Prix under way and the lack of UFC heavyweights in action, the heavyweight rankings are sure to open up. With a win over the heavily favoured Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Silva moves up the rankings a bit and puts a huge question mark on the GOAT career of Emelianenko. Fabricio Werdum remains at the top, but a loss to Overeem in the next leg of the STRIKEFORCE tournament will move him down the rankings. This list was put together by our friends over at RantMMA.com . Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section.
No.10 Roy Nelson
Nelson enters the list as the UFC’s top heavyweight outside the big 5.
No.9 Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor seems closer to retiring than ever, suffering a devastating loss to Antonio Silva. With 2 losses in less than a year compared to 1 (illegitimate loss) in nearly 10 years, Fedor continues to hint at retiring.
No.8 Frank Mir
Many were not impressed with Mir’s recent battle with Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. However, Mir remains one of the top UFC heavyweights with his only losses coming to those ranked above him.
No.7 Alistair Overeem (“Demolition Man”)
Overeem now holds 3 world titles and is one of the favourites in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. If he wins it all, it will go a long way to settling whether he is overrated.
No.6 Shane Carwin
Carwin remains on the shelf and is slated to return this summer.