The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

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The UFC has been around for a long time - 27 years to be exact. During this time, as part of the promotion, some of the greatest fighters in history entered the octagon to prove themselves. At this stage, more than 100 athletes have been able to call themselves UFC champions.

But the question still remains - who is the greatest UFC fighter of all time? Given all the changes in the sport of MMA and UFC over the years, it is difficult to determine who is the best.

It is clear, however, that a few names stand out above the rest as the best UFC fighters in promotion history. So, without further ado, here are ten of the best UFC fighters of all time from MMA. express, where you cover the latest news and events from the world of MMA and UFC.

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The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

1. Frank Shamrock.

His debut in the Octagon - he defeated Olympic champion Kevin Jackson in just 16 seconds and became the first UFC middleweight champion.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

2. BJ Penn.

Penn broke the UFC 3-0 record in just seven months and became the best contender at 155 pounds, but his first UFC title fight ended in defeat as champion Jens Pulver was able to beat him. And his second chance to win the belt also ended in disappointment as he drew with Kaol Uno, leaving the title that Pulver had refused vacant.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

3. Henry Sejudo.

This time, Sehudo had a great fight and ended up defeating Mighty Mouse by split decision, becoming the first person to defeat him since 2010 and win the UFC Flyweight title in the process.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

4. Amanda Nunez.

If this roster were solely composed of female UFC fighters, Amanda Nunez would be the best on the list of the greatest fighters of all time. The Lioness is one of four UFC fighters to hold UFC titles in two different weight classes at the same time, and she has won victories over six former UFC champions.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

5. Daniel Cormier.

Another of four fighters to hold UFC titles in two different weight classes at the same time, Daniel Cormier hung up his gloves in early 2020, setting a truly phenomenal record. DC ended their career with 22 wins and four losses, two of which are highly controversial.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

6. Demetrius Johnson.

2012-2018 UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrius "Mighty Mouse" Johnson has been recognized as a great fighter throughout his tenure in the UFC. Finished his UFC career with a 15-2-1 record.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

7. Anderson Silva.

If such an article had been published back in 2010, it is almost impossible to dispute the fact that Anderson Silva would have been recognized as the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

8. John Jones.

In a world without USADA or doping testing, Jon Jones would definitely rightly claim to be at the top of this list. After all, he worked in the UFC for over ten years, only lost a fight through disqualification, and beat the long list of legends in a crushing way in all his time in the promotion.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

9. Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Very few, if any, fighters manage to navigate the shark-infested waters of the UFC and remain undefeated. Fewer still manage to rise to the UFC title without a loss. In fact, there are very few of them, and one of them is Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The 10 best UFC fighters of all time

10. Georges Saint-Pierre.

Saint-Pierre was simply the most powerful athlete not only in UFC history but in MMA history as well. In his first ten-year UFC career, he won a total of 20 wins, which is the best that the welterweight division has to offer.

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