Stipe Miocic (; born August 19, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist of Croatian descent, as well as a fireman in Cleveland. He is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the heavyweight division and is a former champion. During his reign, he defended his championship three times, holding the record for most consecutive title defenses in the history of the UFC heavyweight division. He is considered by many to be the best heavyweight mixed martial artist in UFC and MMA history. As of April 16, 2019, he is #1 in official UFC heavyweight rankings and #11 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.