MMA fans are some of the most loyal in all sports and will be eager to support fighters whether through social media, fight-night sports bets or memorabilia purchase.
MMA has uncovered countless fighters with elite talent throughout its short history. MMA fans are asking the question who the best is the best which is it is hardly answerable.
But still, after trying here are the top 10 best ufc fighters of all time:
10. B.J. Penn
BJ Penn is one of the best MMA fighter of all time from Brazil and has debuted for the UFC in the year 2001.
He won his first debut victory against Joey Gilbert and started his career in the world’s fastest-growing sport.
After winning all the matches continuously, Penn won the UFC title for the third time in 2004.
He took just four minutes, thirty seconds, to beat the champion to secure the welterweight title. After winning the welterweight title, he went around the globe for further challenges, and he got out from welterweight to heavyweight. He fought with big champs Rodrigo Gracie, and Lyoto Machida. Penn was the only player to win two titles in two different weight classes. In the year 2009, Penn was the top revenue holder and earned the title of BJ Penn Day, and he was the only man in history to face seven diverse UFC Champions.
9. Cris Cyborg
Cris Cyborg is a Brazilian-American female martial artist and is the recent UFC Featherweight Champion. After defeating and winning the championships at the strikeforce Cris next signed a deal with the IFC and has earned her first match against Fiona Muxlow and then she did not stop there, Cris went on to fight against Marloes Coenen. She conquered the title of FC Featherweight Champion by defeating all the champions in the fourth round of TKO. In 2015, she returned to MMA and beaten Charmaine, and regained the title of Invicta Featherweight. After that, she signed with UFC and has won her first match with Leslie Smith. Later, she went on to first with the great players, and at last, she gains the title of UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship by defeating the Tonya in the year 2017.
8. Randy Couture
Randy Couture is a retired martial artist and a wrestler and holds the record for most wins in a UFC Heavyweight Championship bouts. He has made his debut in the year 1997 as a mixed martial art for the heavyweight championship. Couture challenged a heavyweight champion Smith for the fight, and then Couture took several takedowns, and then defeated the champion smith and became the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. And thus, he continuously went to win the heavyweight championships. At last, Couture has lost to significant opponents in the heavyweight championship, and then he started to move into the Light Heavyweight division. In the light heavyweight match, he fought against Chuck Liddell and defeated him, and became the first UFC fighter to gain titles in two weight classes. After winning six championship bouts, he was defeated at last by Liddell, and after some time, he had declared his retirement and became a commentator for UFC events.
7. Conor McGregor
Known to be among the best UFC fighter ever, McGregor is an Irish retired martial art boxer and artist. He has debuted his Mixed Martial arts in 2007 and continuously won the fights for both featherweight and lightweight titles. In 2013, he received a contract from UFC and became the second UFC fighter from Ireland. McGregor has defeated the top 10 UFC champions and was secured his spot for the featherweight championship. In 2015, McGregor defeated Jose Aldo, winning the first dual-weight champion title after defeating the strong players. Then he looked out to become the lightweight champion. In 2016, McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez and became the UFC Lightweight Championship, and became the first fighter to win two titles in two weight divisions. And at last, after the inactivity in the UFC, he declared his retirement to the world.
6. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian martial artist and is highly known for the longest unbeaten record of 27 wins in MMA. His impressive fighting skills caught UFC’s attention, and in the year 2011, Khabib signed an agreement with the UFC. Khabib had a debut match against Kamal and won the match, and he also defeated other great players like Thiago Tavares, Pat Healy, and many others. Khabib sets a record of twenty-one successful attempts out of twenty-seven efforts against Abel Trujillo in 2013. After the match with Abel, his next match was against Gilbert, but the match was canceled for some reason. Due to some illness and other injuries, Khabib had to cancel out many matched, which were held between the year 2014 – 2015. And in the year 2016, he came back and fought against Darrell Horcher and has won the match in the third round, and in the year 2018, he crowned as the UFC Lightweight Champion.
5. Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier is a successful wrestler and started his profession in MMA in the year 2009. He defeated Gary Frazier and won the eight matches continuously without getting crushed. Daniel was a smart and powerful wrestler as he used his athleticism to develop his creative skills. Cormier went down to defeat the great players, and after some years, Cormier fought against Alexander Gustafsson. As such, both the players were in the total war, and it went down to a close decision, and then the UFC declared Cormier as the winner by split decision. Next, the Cormier went to fight against Anthony Johnson, but Johnson did not give up easily and competed well with the Cormier. But at last, Cormier gave some severe shots and earned a UFC championship belt by defeating Johnson making him one of the best MMA fighters ever.
4. Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko is a Russian sambist and martial artist and has won many heavyweight championships during MMA. In the year 2010, he continued to defeat the top players of former UFC champions. He remained undefeated in the continuous twenty-eight fights and also staged a top 10 ranking against Kohsaka. In the year 2003, Fedor won the heavyweight championship against Rodrigo, which have held in Japan, and he fought against Nogueira and Filipovic in the year 2014 and 2015. To this, Fedor also became the owner of St. Petersburg-based martial arts founded by Vadim. Fedor did not stop here; he went on to defeat the champions and won the WAMMA Heavyweight Championship in 2009. Also, he defeated a three-time championship of UFC in 2012 and, at the rival, announced his retirement after the defeat.
3. Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-American trained martial artist who is currently playing for the UFC.
UFC president Dana White, UFC commentator Joe Rogan, MMA Fans, and other experts consider Anderson Silva as the best MMA fighter ever.
He has won the title of UFC middleweight champion and holds the record’s for the most considerable title reign in the history of UFC at 2,457 days.
In the year 2006, he has signed for the UFC, where Silva fought against Leben, and then Silva won the match against Leben. After a few days, UFC created a poll and told viewers to select the next opponent against Silva. It comes down to the result of Franklin, and thus Silva started to fight against him, and Silva won the championship of UFC Middleweight as he was the second player who defeated Franklin. After that, Silva goes on continuing the fights with the strong player and kept defending the players of Nate Marquardt, Patrick Cote, Dan Henderson, and others. Last, he was defeated by Chris Weidman in the year 2013 and lost the title to him after consecutively holding the title for six years.
2. Jon Jones
Jon Jones is an American martial artist who won the title of UFC Light Heavyweight Championship twice. Jones made his debut in the UFC in the year 2008 against Andre Gusmão, and at last, Jones had won his debut match. In the year 2010, he fought against the two players named Vladimir and Brandon Vera, and the Jones won the games against these two players, and he was only one step behind to win the championship title. Next, Jones had to fight against Rua, but he suffered an injury, and Jones went on to acquire the bout by technical knockout, and finally, Jones became the youngest UFC champion. But due to some cases, Jones was suspended out for a year by UFC. Jones did not lose, and again he came back in the year 2017 to regain his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and fought against Cormier and got back the title.
1. Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre is a professional Canadian mixed martial artist widely regarded as Pound-for-Pound greatest UFC fighter of all time.
He was a former UFC champion under two weight classes. Only at the age of 21 has he become a professional artist, yet he has already won a black belt in Kyokushin Karate. Next, he goes on to challenge the UCC Welterweight Championship, and thus he had won the match against Justin Bruckmann and earned the title. Pierre has made his debut in the UFC in the year 2014 against Karo Parisyan and won the game. Two years later, Pierre has fought against Hughes, i.e., Pierre had lost to Hughes in the recent events, but this time he fought and earned a title of UFC Welterweight Championship. But after consecutively winning the games, at last, Pierre was defeated against Matt Serra and has lost the welterweight title. But Pierre did not wait here and go on to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.