Best UFC Fighters of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Anderson Silva Anderson Silva

Gotta go with Anderson Silva, too obvious. Fighting him must be like striking at smoke. Smooth and elusive movement, ridiculously accurate strikes, and the Muay Thai clinch... Vicious. Definitely the best - zacenroe86

No contest, 300 Spartans couldn't take him, chuck Norris could be multiplied a million times, and all those copies could fight Silva at the same time, and Silva would decimate them.

Yes, he lost now. But, don't judge him by those few losses. His achievements and records were accomplished in the most difficult fighting organization in the world, known as the UFC. He is the best.

Longest title sreak in history, and for those who think GSP would win in both their primes well, GSP admitted himself that he can't beat Anderson

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2 Georges St-Pierre Georges St-Pierre

Came back after a 4 year hiatus to choke out Bisping and become a two division champion. Has convincingly avenged his only two losses, completely dominating both Serra and Hughes (twice) in the rematches. Only clean fighter in the GOAT conversation (alongside Fedor). Dominated a division stacked with talent (Don't forget that most adult males would fall in the welterweight division, which means that fighters who make it to UFC overcome the higher level if competition.). Only fighter who has won 30+ consecutive rounds. Survived a juiced up Hendricks.
People might criticize him for the number of fights he won by decision, but don't forget that this sport is not about who does the more physical damage, it's about who displays more dominance in terms of skill and endurance.

No doubt that he is the best, he fought the most dangerous fighters and came out smiling. He mastered many styles of martial arts, he is the most respectful fighter in UFC and he is the most consistent fighter of all time. He is a TRUE martial artist with a big heart. Even though he fought against animals like Hendricks and Diaz, he never lost his soul...

Over the years I've learned a lot from him mentally and physically and I wish him all the best in the future.

Like me started by saying Anderson Silva number 1? Really? He's a good fighter, but he's fights are so boring. Georges St-Pierre may not be as talented as Silva but his fights are way more interesting and it was him who first got my into MMA.

mma godd

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3 Jon "Bones" Jones Jon

Bones jones is crazy he is only 24 and already the ufc light heavyweight champion. He only has one loss and that was a dq which isn't really a loss but anyways he is beast and you got to admit it.

He is way better than brock lesnar he is tall strong and fast probably the most feared fighter in the octagon he no doubt the best his elbows is lime getting stabbed by a knife he is the best.

He is murderer powerful man sharpest elbows in hands can kill any best fighter in the world. Every fight he shown different skills.

Steroids - Joeljohns249

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4 Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist who has primarily competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and now plans to also fight at Lightweight and Welterweight.

Conor McGregor is a person who inspires many people around the world with his hard work ethic and determination, he has worked very hard to get to where he is at today, and when that left hand hits people they go to sleep, and that is the reason no one in the ufc can hang with him, he is the greatest fighter of all time

Good striker (was able to knockout Aldo in 13 seconds) but that's about it. It's apparent he doesn't train in other areas of fighting, like the clinch, wrestling, or submission defense, Nate proved that.

Why is conor not #1 he is the #2 P4P in the world by statistics and he will sure be number one he has just turned 27 and fought at welterweight and he had to eat extra that week to make that weight which is also the cause of him running out of breath too much weight but he repeated it and won and now he won another fight outside his vision by becoming the only ever man to hold 2 ufc tittles at the same time and made it look easy. If he is not number one within a week or two it means this site is rigged and anti mcgregor.

Overrated - Joeljohns249

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5 Chuck Liddell Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell is an American retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of English descent.

Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva are the only two who seem interesting to watch. Chuck is a very stronger hitter than anyone else in the UFC and has some good kicks too. Chuck can dominate in the octagon and knock somebody out cold and had a cool nickname as the Iceman the only name that's as cool as that is Silva's the Spider. Chuck I think at least is at least number 2 if not 1 in my opinion. Great fighter with much power he gets my vote.

Chuck Liddell is fast, agile, has all the knowledge his upcoming
Opponents he can throw a had punch and if you get court you are in
Trouble, he has his good moments and some bad he can fight on the ground and standing up he plays mind games and gets in to your head
If he loses he honors the winner and is a good sports man Vote: chuck liddell


Strong stand up fighter with the coolest nickname

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6 Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

He has not only shown good performance in WWE he has shown a good performance in ufc Also he has beaten superstars like randy orton and the undertaker he is a mixed martial artist wrestler as well as American football player he should be number1

He is a monster weighing 265 lbs you can tell Brock is just stronger than everyone in ufc

He may not be the best UFC fighter...but he is definitely THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET...

Brock's a beast no can beat him in his prime,when facing Cain not 100%,overeem use anabolic steroid

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7 Randy Couture Randy Couture Randall "Randy" Duane Couture is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler.

This guy made what Connor McGregor did he was the first person to conquer 2 weigh classes he has a record of winning the heavyweight championship 3 times and is tied with Jon Jones for the most Light heavyweight championships with 2 (3 if you include the fact that both have one interim title each and are the only light heavyweights to hold the interim title) and the uff 13 tournament winner.He is the only UFC hall of fame inductee to win a championship after being inducted. He is also the oldest title holder in MMA history from 43 until 45 and won his last fight against boxer James Toney as the oldest fighter to win a fight at 47.

This guy has won the most championships and was the first person to conquer 2 weight classes he won the heavyweight title at 49 he is the reason Connor Mcgregor is extremely overrated

Bro he won titles in 2 weight classes and held the heavyweight title till he was almost 50, easily top 5 of all time

He is the best fighter in ufc

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8 Royce Gracie

No pound-for-pound ranking discussion.
Royce would fight any guy no matter how bigger, heavier and stronger he was.
If he was contemporary to Fedor, I bet he would challenge him without a doubt.

Gracie fought and beat bigger fighters them him. He could submit anyone. He is a human anaconda. - Sabbath

he is one of the pioneer of UFC and one of the best fighter i've ever seen in the octagon

I have absolutely no clue how Conor is even ranked in the top 20. - Sabbath

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9 BJ Penn

won a round against layoto, beat 2 gracies, beat matt huges when every one tought he was unstopable, put an ass whoping on gsp in 1st fight, he also put an ass whopin on din thomas, kenny florian, carl uno, dieago shanchez, jens polver, takanori ghomi, joe daddy stevason

The BJ Penn that beat Joe Stevenson and Diego Sanchez is without a doubt the best LW ever. He did overstay his welcome, but that does not take away from the greatness that is The Prodigy.

No way penn should be ranked..but Showtime isn't..

10 Matt Hughes Matt Hughes

How Hughes isn't top 5 at least is absolutely bizarre! He's amazing and one of the longest reigning champion! How is lesnar 6! He is not good at all! But that's my opinion

Matt Hughes is pound for pound the strongest UFC fighter ever. He literally man handle his competitors. UFC puts him at number 4 and I think that's a good spot for him.

Hughes is the most important welterweight - Sabbath

It's funny how Hughes had defeated two of the people ahead of him on this list. But apparently he is lower then them lol

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The Newcomers

? Jack Swagger Jack Swagger Donald Jacob "Jake" Hager Jr. is an American professional wrestler, and former amateur wrestler, signed to WWE where he performs under the ring name Jack Swagger.

The Contenders

11 Ken Shamrock Ken Shamrock Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler.

Dude the world's most dangerous man he was at the first ufc event

Best ufc fighter ever

He was the world�'s most dangerous man

12 Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib the eagle. 27-0. Best in the world

The guy is a beast how is he so low in the list

Soon enough everyone will agree just wait and watch

The best of all time 27 -0 grappling incredible

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13 Demetrious Johnson Demetrious Johnson Demetrious Khrisna Johnson is an American wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is the first and current Flyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and currently holds the longest active championship reign at 8 title defenses.

Should be higher, just because he's small doesn't mean he can't fight, in my opinion he should in top 10 greatest fighters of all time.

Number 1 pound for pound why is he lower than mcgregor?

Finally the all the time best. Just like its suppose to be, the only fighter who is amazing in Everything.

14 Forrest Griffin

Forrest griffin is a true definition of a great ufc fighter he have fighting moves that most ufc fighters can not compete with he is a great ufc fighter and he is good looking with his supermodel hair hairy body, and goofy personality and I just think forrest griffin is one of the most greatest fighters and he can actually fight and hold his own inside the ring and never get tired he is a and born a fighter.

If this list was for personality and heart, he is number 1

This Guy needs to get higher

Forrest was never a great fighter in my opinion

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15 Quinton Rampage Jackson

MINT! loved the way he put silva away

16 Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez

He would be ranked higher that that red neck Brock he whooped his ass

Velasquez should be number 1. He would destroy Anderson:Pierre:Jones

Come on lets get him to #1 he is the best and there is no denying that!

To best this time

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17 Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier

Currently champion of light heavyweight and heavyweight! Best only one loss.

Great both outside and inside the ring

18 Nick Diaz Nick Diaz

He grew up in Stockton California you gotta be tough to live there

Sad that he doesn't get the respect he deserves

Where you at George!

Don't be scared homie

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19 Dan Severn Dan Severn

How could no one put this guy on the list! He was one of he first to go in the ufc hof. he went toe to toe with royce gracie

the man

20 Claudia Gadelha Claudia Gadelha Ana Claudia Gadelha is a Brazilian MMA fighter and currently competes in the women strawweight division in the UFC and with a record of 14-2-0

Should be in the top ten for her ass alone

She is an amazing fighter. BJJ blackbelt and heart of a champion. I would put her at number one but she definitely should be top ten pound for pound. - maddermax77

Claudia is great but the queen of strawweights is Joanna Jedrzejczyk - Sabbath

21 Urijah Faber Urijah Faber Urijah Christopher Faber is an American mixed martial artist, fighting as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
22 Lyoto Machida

Look at his resume.

He has the best technique and the best cardio of all the fighters

Drink piss!

No one and noo one beats lyoto

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23 Jose Aldo Jose Aldo José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion, becoming the first UFC Featherweight Champion after the UFC/WEC merger.

Would destroy the lil leprechaun in a rematch



24 Wanderlei Silva

Greatest two dimensional fighter of all time, even though he hasn't had so many victories in the ufc he is a warrior

25 Mauricio Shogun Rua

How is this guy not in top 10?

Badass figher till last sec

26 Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley Tyron Lakent Woodley is an American mixed martial artist and a former amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri.

Extremely intelligent with great skill and ferocious knockout power

27 Nate Diaz Nate Diaz Nathan Donald "Nate" Diaz is an American mixed martial artist from California, currently competing for the UFC in the lightweight and welterweight divisions.

Nate and nick are so underrated they are both some of the best fighters of all time and should have won more times than they did but the referees are always stupid

Should be higher than McGregor he beat him once and should of beat McGregor again

He is the best of all time

One of the striker in mma, even Connor can't knock him out,the only guy who can beat Khabib

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28 Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson Anthony Kewoa Johnson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
29 Junior dos Santos Junior dos Santos

The big-heart of UFC. The record-setter. The Knock-Out Specialist. JDS.

30 Joe Hollstegge

He is dominate in the octagon and has best ground game out of anyone ever - KOBEBLOWS

The best elf I have ever seen fight.

31 Ronda Rousey Ronda Rousey Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress.She is currently signed to WWE, performing on the Raw brand where she is the current Raw Women's Champion in her first reign. more.

This girl is no joke in the cage. She beat 98% of her opponents in the first round. No women will accomplish what she has already achieved. People make fun of her but they would never say anything to her face - Sabbath

She might be the best female mma artist of all time

Why you not com WWE your nica look so hot ronda r

32 Rashad Evans Rashad Evans Rashad Anton Evans is an American mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the best fighter in the UFC history

So rampage is higher than rashad when rashad beat him? Brock is in the top 10... ok clearly unintelligent people make up for most of the voters

33 Carlos Condit Carlos Condit Carlos Joseph Condit is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What this guy is so underrated! He is a killing machine. You should watch him fighting Nick Diaz!

34 Mark Hunt Mark Hunt Mark Richard Hunt is a New Zealand mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Samoan descent, currently living in Sydney, Australia. Hunt competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was the winner of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix.
35 Dan Henderson

Hendo should be higher. One punch knockout power and always willing to fight anyone and mix it up! Even when mixing it up means he or his opponent is going to go to sleep! I respect his is what makes me love UFC. Nobody wants to see some guy run and play defense; take notes Floyd Mayweather. Fortunately we will never have to watch that one dimensional game in the UFC because he would never make it there anyway!

36 Tito Ortiz Tito Ortiz

Ortiz vs Shamrock, Ortiz hits and I'm sorry you're out. Ortiz should be in the top 5, and as a matter of fact where is Overeem?

Good in his prime but holds as 15-11-1 ZUFFA record plus is 3-8-1 in last 12 fights

37 Vitor Belfort Vitor Belfort Vitor Vieira Belfort is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as well as UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion.

He's "The Phenom." He's one of the best UFC fighters of all time. He beat the current champion Luke Rockhold by a kick to the jaw, it was brutal. He's also a former Light Heavyweight Champion. To summarize him up he's more sticked onto boxing, Jiu jitsu, and explosive striking. He's a legend.


38 Fedor Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation.

Dumbass. he never even fought in the ufc

He never fought in the UFC

But I would call him the GOAT of MMA (Best Heavyweight Fighter of All Time)

The best of all time! Fedor the giant slayer!

The best fighter in the world.

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39 Paul Bader
40 Frank Mir

Are you fool frank mir defeated Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar

My favorite ufc fighter

Best submissions ever!

Mir is n1

41 Chael Sonnen Chael Sonnen
42 Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson
43 Dominick Cruz Dominick Cruz

Got revenge on his 1 loss twice beet Demetrious Johnson and loads of other great fighters and he is the bantamweight champions

44 Joanna Jedrzejczyk Joanna Jedrzejczyk Joanna Jędrzejczyk is a Polish mixed martial artist who competes in the women's strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

She's the queen of women's strawweights and arguably the queen of mma right now - Sabbath

45 Mirko Filipović

**Right leg hospital***Left leg cemetery**

46 Tony Ferguson Tony Ferguson Anthony Armand "Tony" Ferguson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division for the UFC.
47 Stipe Miocic Stipe Miocic Stipe Miocic is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the current UFC World Heavyweight Champion.
48 Amanda Nunes Amanda Nunes Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. She currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
49 Minotauro Nogueira

Minoturo can beat any sized fighters, he even beat anderson silva

50 Frankie Edgar Frankie Edgar Frank James "Frankie" Edgar is an American mixed martial artist from New Jersey who competes as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former UFC Lightweight Champion.

His wrestling is his strength in his fighting and has proved that many times.

Heart for days. Easily one of the best to do it.

Frankie is definitely top 30 - Sabbath

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