Latest UFC rankings/MMA rankings (heavyweight)

Victor Decolongon

Cain Velasquez is clearly the number one heavyweight fighter in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), but what about spots three through nine now that Junior dos Santos has slipped to number two?


Cain Velasquez recaptured his 265-pound title against Junior dos Santos at the UFC 155 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (Dec. 29, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, evening the score with "Cigano" and establishing himself as the best heavyweight fighter in the world.

Any mixed martial arts (MMA) fans out there disagree?

In defeat, Dos Santos slips from the top spot -- and you know the old saying about shit rolling downhill. Now it's time to look at the best of the best in this weight class and find out who belongs where.

Below is a list of the SB Nation top 10 for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- as well as every other major MMA promotion -- as compiled by MMA Mania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow.

Have a look.

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Frank Mir
6. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
7. Antonio Silva
8. Roy Nelson
9. Josh Barnett
10. Stefan Struve

If you're wondering where former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem is, he's unranked because he doesn't have a license to compete and has been deemed ineligible. Expect that to change following UFC 156 in February.

Alright Maniacs, you've heard from us, now let's hear from you. Top ten fighters at 265 pounds are...

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