The Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC is an American mixed martial arts MMA promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. It is the largest MMA promotion company in the world. It features some of the highest-level fighters in the sport on its roster. The UFC produces events worldwide that showcase twelve weight divisions with eight men’s divisions and four women’s divisions. As of 2020, the promotion has held over 500 events. Dana White has been UFC president since 2001.
Over the years the organization has had the best fighters in the world compete for them. The very best of the best get in the UFC. And just a few of them go on to become champions and double champions and become the greatest of all time.
So here’s a list of the top 10 greatest UFC fighters of all time
10. CONOR MCGREGOR
There is no way going to be a list of MMA greats and not have Conor Mcgregor in it. Though he hasn’t had much success in recent times, Conor in his prime was the best featherweight and lightweight fighter of that period. He was the first fighter in the UFC to become the two-division champion.
Career Record: 22-6
9. JOSE ALDO
Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is one of the best featherweights in the UFC. He was the WEC champion and then became the UFC Featherweight champion. He defended his featherweight title seven consecutive times.
Career Record: 30-7
8. STIPE MIOCIC
The former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has defended the heavyweight title the most times in UFC History. He has won the belt twice in his career. He got better in his career during his trilogy fight series with Daniel Cormier.
Career Record: 20-4
7. HENRY CEJUDO
Henry Cejudo is the former Flyweight Champion and Bantamweight Champion. He is the fourth fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes. Cejudo is the only person to win an Olympic gold medal and a UFC title. He retired after defending his bantamweight title.
Career Record: 16-2
Daniel Cormier is the former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion. He is among the few fighters in the promotion to hold two belts at the same time. He is the first to defend titles in two divisions.
Career Record: 22-3-0, 1 NC
Johnson is the inaugural and former UFC Flyweight Champion. He has defended the Flyweight title 11 consecutive times. Johnson has tied with Jon Jones for most title defenses. He has several records to his name in the UFC Flyweight division. He currently competes at ONE FC. Johnson is also the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion. He is currently ranked #1 in the ONE Championship flyweight rankings.
Career Record: 30-4-1
Khabib Nurmagoemdov is the former UFC Lightweight champion. Nurmagoemdov retired from the sport last year after defending his title for the third time. He retired with an astonishing record of 29-0. He has also lost just 2 rounds in his professional MMA career.
Career Record: 29-0
3. JON JONES
Jon Jones is a former two-time Light Heavyweight Champion, holding the title from March 2011 to April 2015 and from December 2018 to August 2020. Jones also held the interim Light Heavyweight Championship in 2016. As of October 30, 2021, he is #3 in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings. Jones has lost just one fight in his career via disqualification. Jon Jones defended the belt 11 times.
Career Record: 26-1-0, 1 NC
Silva is a former Middleweight Champion and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. The streak started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a record 16 consecutive victories in that span. President Dana White, commentator Joe Rogan, and numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) intellectuals have named Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
Career Record: 34-11-0, 1 NC
Georges St-Pierre is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Because he lost only two fights in his career and avenged both of those losses. He has also won the championship at welterweight and middleweight. GSP holds the record for most wins in title bouts and the second longest combined title streak in promotion history (2,204 days) while defending his title nine consecutive times.
Career Record: 26-2