Best UFC Fighters of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Anderson Silva Anderson Silva Anderson da Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and had the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included more.

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

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.

V 31 Comments
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.

Real good

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.

4 years after retirement comes back destroys bisping, and becomes a two divisions champ(first middleweight fight). Bisping has beaten Anderson before so I say GSP has what it takes to beat silva.

V 36 Comments
3 Jon Jones Jon Jones

He is BY far the greatest Silva should be 3 gsp 2 Jones 1 also he never really lost

He never really lost

The greatest his fighter IQ is infinite

Steroids - Joeljohns249

V 35 Comments
4 Chuck Liddell Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Karate, and Kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A professional more.

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


Finished fights in a devastating fashion. St. Pierre is great, but nowhere near as exciting as Liddell.

V 7 Comments
5 Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. more.

He is the best fighter In mma history

Sorry to break it to all of you sensitive Fanboys and girls but Conor doesn't belong in the top 30. He never defended any belt he's ever had even when he was in cage warriors. This list is clearly based by popularity. - Sabbath

Overrated - Joeljohns249

The King of the UFC - KingAlibaba

V 46 Comments
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.

Brock should be the top 5

The best and the beast

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

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

V 51 Comments
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

Randy couture is the best ever in the ufc because the ufc tried to get rid of him but couldn't do so he went and won the lighthaveywight title and after he lost it to the ice man and went and won the heavyweight title at the good old age of 46 my hero

V 3 Comments
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.

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

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

V 6 Comments
9 BJ Penn 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

He's also a great coach as well as a fighter - Sabbath

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.

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

V 8 Comments

The Contenders

11 Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (born 20 September 1988) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist of Avar ethnicity. Nurmagomedov is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion. He currently holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA, with 27 more.

Swift and accurate like an eagle...
He is the reigning undefeated and undisputed lightweight champ... He should be#1... 28-0... The Eagle landed and ate up the chicken and destroyed the diamond...

And the streak continues 28-0

The best of all time 27 -0 grappling incredible

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

V 13 Comments
12 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

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

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

V 2 Comments
15 Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez

To best this time

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

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

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

V 13 Comments
16 Quinton Rampage Jackson

MINT! loved the way he put silva away

17 Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier

Why is he 17th come on people he should be at least top ten

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

Great both outside and inside the ring

18 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

19 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

20 Jose Aldo Jose Aldo José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior (born September 9, 1986) 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. He is a former three-time more.

Would destroy the lil leprechaun in a rematch



21 Urijah Faber Urijah Faber Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is a retired American mixed martial artist and actor who fought as a bantamweight and featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC 19 on March 17, 2006, and held the title for over two years until more.
22 Lyoto Machida 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

V 1 Comment
23 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

24 Nick Diaz Nick Diaz

The toughest guy in the business absolutely NO QUIT in him

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!

V 4 Comments
25 Mauricio Shogun Rua

Badass figher till last sec

How is this guy not in top 10?

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 Henry Cejudo Henry Cejudo Henry Carlos Cejudo, is an American freestyle wrestler, Olympic gold medalist, mixed martial artist and author.
28 Choi Doo-Ho
29 Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson Anthony Kewoa Johnson (born March 6, 1984) is an American retired mixed martial artist who competed most recently in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was well known for his brutal knockout power and intimidating presence inside the octagon. Before retiring, he more.
30 Junior dos Santos Junior dos Santos

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

31 Nate Diaz Nate Diaz Nathan Donald "Nate" Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. Prior to signing with the UFC, more.

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

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

V 1 Comment
32 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.

33 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

34 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.

Never even fought in the UFC & probably never will at this age. What is he doing up so high at #34? - Joeljohns249

35 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!

36 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

37 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.

V 1 Comment
38 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.

King Of Walk Off KO!

39 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

40 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.


Should be higher Jon Jones is number 1 for me

41 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!

42 Cat Zingano Cat Zingano

I do like her, but she has never been the same since she ran into Ronda Rousey and got arm barred in 14 seconds!

43 Paul Bader
44 Frank Mir

Best submissions ever!

My favorite ufc fighter

Are you fool frank mir defeated Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar

Mir is n1

45 Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson


46 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.

How is Claudia above her? Her looks I take it. - Sabbath

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

47 Chael Sonnen Chael Sonnen
48 Chris Weidman Chris Weidman Christopher James "Chris" Weidman is an American mixed martial artist. He is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
49 Tony Ferguson Tony Ferguson Anthony Armand "Tony" Ferguson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division for the UFC.
50 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

8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Middleweight UFC Fighters Top Ten Bantamweight UFC Fighters Top Ten Women's Bantamweight UFC Fighters Top Ten Women's Strawweight UFC Fighters Top Ten Flyweight UFC Fighters

List Stats

3,000 votes
113 listings
10 years, 295 days old

Top Remixes (21)

1. Chuck Liddell
2. Anderson Silva
3. Georges St-Pierre
1. Lyoto Machida
2. Georges St-Pierre
3. Chuck Liddell
1. Brock Lesnar
2. Randy Couture
3. Anderson Silva

View All 21

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.