The 17 Most Famous Fighters In UFC/MMA: Fame Factors And Highlights (2022)

There have been some amazing UFC fighters over the years. Some have achieved legendary status, while others are just starting to make a name for themselves. In this blog post, we will take a look at the 17 most famous UFC fighters of all time. We will discuss what makes them so popular and why they are so successful in the octagon.

Who are the 17 most famous fighters in UFC and MMA?

The following list includes the most famous UFC and MMA fighters, who have been ranked based on their popularity in the sport and how well they’ve fared against other competitors.

17. Ronda Rousey

“Rowdy” was one of the most accomplished female fighters to ever compete inside an octagon. She is also known as “The Arm Collector” due to her ability to collect more than one arm during a fight. She was undefeated for six years until Holly Holm knocked her out at UFC 193 in 2015, which triggered Rousey’s retirement from combat sports altogether.

Weight Class: Bantamweight and Featherweight

Style: Judo

Career Record: 12-2-0 (six KO’s, four submissions, and two decision victories)

Awards: 2011 Female Fighter of the Year, 2012 Submission of the Year

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion (2013-2015)

Awards: The first female inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame 2018,

UFC Title Defenses: Six

Quote: “I felt like I had to be the best version of myself in order for it not to be a silly little thing.”

16. Dan Henderson

Regarded as one of the most successful fighters in MMA history, Hendo has held championship titles in two different weight classes. Outside of the UFC, he was frequently the best in his divisions.

Weight Class: Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight

Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 32-15-0

Awards: UFC Middleweight Tournament Winner, 4x Fight of the Night, 2x Performance of the Night, Knockout of the Night, 2007 MMA Fighter of the Year, 2011 Fight of the Year, UFC Hall of Fame, PRIDE Welterweight & Middleweight Champion, Strikeforce Lightheavyweight Champion

Belts Achieved: Pride FC Welterweight Champion (2005-2008), Pride FC Middleweight Champion (2007)

Quote: Heart and mind overcome all.

15. Wanderlei Silva

This Brazilian fighter is one of the most well-known fighters in MMA history and has been dubbed as “The Axe Murderer” due to his aggressive fighting style inside an octagon. He is a former Pride Middleweight Champion and was voted by most fans as one of the best fighters in MMA history.

Weight Class: Light Heavyweight

Style: Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Career Record: 35-14-1 (30 KO’s, two submissions)

Awards: Most wins in Pride history (22), most knockout victories in the PRide history (15)

UFC Belts Achieved: Pride Middleweight Champion (2000-2007), Pride Light Heavyweight Champion (2007-2008)

Title defenses: 10

Quote: “I’m not a guy who worries about anything. I just go in there and fight.”

14. Chuck Liddell

Dubbed as “The Iceman”, Chuck was one of the most popular fighters during the early years of UFC. He is known for his devastating knockout power and has won many awards including UFC light heavyweight champion twice. He also holds a record of most wins by KO/TKO (13). Inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in July 209.

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Weight Class: Light Heavyweight

Style: Boxing and Kickboxing

Career Record: 21-9-0 (13 KO’s, 1 submissions)

Awards: Two-time UFC light heavyweight champion (2005- 2006), Most wins by KO/TKO in UFC history (13), UFC Hall of Fame in

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (2005, 2006)

Title defenses: 2

Quote: “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down in life. What matters is how many times you get back up.”

13. Randy Couture

This UFC Hall of Fame inductee is a three-time Olympian wrestler and five-time UFC champion. He is the first fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes and also has the most fights (27) and wins (19) in UFC history.

Weight Class: Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight

Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 19-11-0 (16 KO’s, one submission, two decision victories)

Awards: UFC Hall of Fame Inductee (2006), 2006 Fighter of the Year, 2007 Submission of the Year

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Heavyweight Champion (1996-1997, 2004-2005), UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (1998-2001)

Title Defenses: Six in the heavyweight division, Five in the light heavyweight division.

Quote: “I’m not a big guy and I don’t have the biggest muscles, but what I do have is I have heart and determination.”

12. Matt Hughes

This former welterweight fighter from Illinois holds an impressive record with 16 consecutive victories during his time in the octagon. He has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame and is also known for holding many records such as most consecutive wins (16) as well being tied with Georges St-Pierre‘s record for most welterweight title defense victories.

Weight Class: Welterweight

Style: Wrestling and Boxing

Career Record: 45-9-0 (32 KO’s, 13 submissions)

Awards: UFC Hall of Fame Inductee (2010), Two-time UFC welterweight champion (2001-2004, 2004-2006) Most wins by submission in the Octagon (eight)

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Welterweight Champion (2001-2004, 2004-2006)

Title defenses: 6

Quote: “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.”

11. Daniel Cormier

This former Olympic wrestler became a two-division champion after defeating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. He is also known for being the first fighter to hold multiple belts simultaneously before vacating one due to his contract with Strikeforce expiring in 2013.

Weight Class: Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

Career Record: 22-3-1

Awards: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (2015-present), Two time Olympian, Pan American Games Gold Medalist

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UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (2015-2019), UFC Heavyweight Champion (2018-2019)

Title defenses: 4

Quote: “I’m not the most skilled fighter in the world.

10. Stipe Miocic

The two-time UFC heavyweight champion has been dubbed as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” and is one of the most successful fighters in UFC history. In his two reigns, Miocic has defended his title four times. He has taken out names like Daniel Cormier, Alistair Overeem, and Fabricio Werdum.

Weight Class: Heavyweight

Style: Wrestling, Boxing

Career Record: 20-4-0

Awards: UFC Heavyweight Champion (2016-present), The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (2017)

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Heavyweight Champion (2018-2018, 2019-2021)

Title defenses: 4

Quote: “I’m not the best heavyweight fighter in the world, but I am the best heavyweight fighter on the planet.”

9. Amanda Nunes

This Brazilian fighter is the current women’s bantamweight champion and one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. Nunes has won her last five fights by KO/TKO, with four of them taking place in the first round. She has also been the champion in Featherweight. She is the third UFC fighter in history to have two belts in two separate weight classes.

Weight Class: Bantamweight and Featherweight

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo

Career Record: 21-5-0

UFC Belts Achieved: Bantamweight Champion (2016-2021) Featherweight Champion (2018-)

UFC Title Defenses: 6

Quote: “I started my career with a loss, getting ‘slapped’ by life.”

8. Jose Aldo

Known for his aggressive and entertaining style, Aldois three timess a former UFC featherweight champion who has been ranked as the #14 pound-for-pound best fighter in the world by Sherdog. Jose Aldo remained undefeated for over a decade and is one of the most dominant featherweights of all time. Some people tend to forget that after his loss against Conor Mcgregor.

Weight Class: Featherweight

Style: Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Career Record: 26-Three-One (14 KO’s, six submissions)

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Featherweight Champion (2010-2015)

UFC Title Defenses: Six

Quote: “There is no easy fight in the UFC.”

7. Demetrious Johnson

This “Mighty Mouse” fighter is currently the longest-reigning UFC champion and has set a record for most consecutive title defenses in his weight class. He is also widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time due to his size, speed, and technique inside an octagon.

Weight Class: Flyweight

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Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 30-4-1

Awards: Best Fighter ESPY Award

UFC Belts Achieved: Flyweight champion (2012-2017)

UFC Title Defenses: 11

Quote: “MMA has the rudest, most negative, dumbest, ignorant fans in the world – but it also has the most passionate fans in the world.”

6. Fedor Emelianenko

Widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in MMA history, Fedor has an impressive record of 36-and-six. He is also the only man to have ever held championships in both PRIDE and Strikeforce. He is one of the most famous MMA fighters who haven’t been in the UFC. He actually turned UFC down.

Weight Class: Heavyweight

Style: Sambo and Judo

Career Record: 40-6-0 (16 TKO’s, 15 submissions, 9 decision)

Awards: 2009 Knockout of the Year, 2000 Fighter of the Decade (Bleacher Report)

UFC/MMA Belts Achieved: Pride Heavyweight Champion (2003-2007)

Quote: “I don’t really have time for training and all that. I’m too busy with my work so I can only do what’s necessary.”

5. Anderson Silva

“The Spider” was one of the most dominant middleweights ever to compete in UFC history. He holds many records including the most consecutive wins (16), longest winning streak at any weight class (13), and longest title reigns as champion (1708 days).

Weight Class: Middleweight

Style: Muay Thai, Taekwondo

Career Record: 34-11-0 – 23 wins by KO, 3 submissions, and 8 decision

Awards: 2006 Fighter Of The Year, 2007 Knockout Of The Year, 2009 Submission of the Year

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Middleweight Champion (2006-2013), The Ultimate Fighter Brazil middleweight tournament winner

UFC Title Defenses: 10

Quote: “I’m not the best, but I want to be remembered as one of those who helped change MMA. That’s what I’m fighting for.”

4. Khabib Nurmagomedov

This Russian-born fighter has won all of his bouts since joining UFC and is currently undefeated with a record of 24-and-0. Known for being a dominant grappler, Khabib is also the first Muslim to ever hold a UFC championship title which he achieved after defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.

Weight Class: Lightweight

Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 29, 0, 0

Awards: Most consecutive wins in the UFC, Longest reigning lightweight champion

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Lightweight Champion (2018–2021 when he retired undefeated)

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Title defenses: 3

Quote: “I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.”

3. Georges St-Pierre

Often considered to be one of the greatest and famous fighters ever, GSP held the welterweight title for nearly five years before stepping away from the MMA competition. He returned in 2017 and won his first fight back at UFC 217 against Michael Bisping via submission (rear-naked choke).

Weight Class: Welterweight

Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 26-2-0 (19 KO’s, one submission, and six decision victories)

Awards: 2006 Fighter Of The Year, 2007 Submission of the Year

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Welterweight Champion (2007-2013), Interim UFC Middleweight Champion (2017)

UFC Title Defenses: 9

Quote: “I’m not a martial artist. I’m a fighter.”

2. Jon Jones

“Bones” is known for his aggressive style of fighting which earned him an impressive record of 22-and-one, making him the youngest champion in UFC history. He has competed in some of the most high-profile bouts in the promotion’s history.

Weight Class: Light Heavyweight

Style: Wrestling

Career Record: 26-1-0 (1 NC) (10 KO’s, 6 submissions, and 10 by decision)

Awards: 2011 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year, 2012 Knockout of the Year

UFC Belts Achieved: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (2011-2015) (2018-2020)

UFC Title Defenses: 11

Quote: “When you have a goal in life, you just can’t stop until you achieve it. You find a way.”

1. Conor McGregor

The Notorious One” has risen to become one of the most popular UFC fighters of all time. He is a former two-division champion, having won both the featherweight and lightweight titles from Jose Aldo Jr. at UFC 194 on December 12th, 2015 via knockout in just 13 seconds! You can’t get much more famous than that!

Weight Class: Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight

Style: Boxing

Career Record: 22-6-0 (19 KO’s) – 12 wins by KO, one submission, and two decision

Awards: 2015 Fighter Of The Year, 2016 Fight Of The Year (vs Nate Diaz)

UFC Belts Achieved: Featherweight Champion (2015-2016), Lightweight Champion (2016-2018)

UFC Title Defenses: 0

Quote: “Life is about growing and improving and getting better.”

FAQs

Who is the No 1 fighter in UFC? ›

Men's pound for pound
RankFighterNext fight
Event
1Alexander Volkanovski
2Israel AdesanyaUFC 281
3Charles OliveiraUFC 280
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Who is the most famous UFC fighter? ›

Conor McGregor is by far the most famous UFC fighter in history – nobody comes even close. Notorious has over 40 million social media followers despite being fairly inactive over the last several years, apart from a couple of losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier and a first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone.

Who is the most popular MMA fighter of all time? ›

1. Anderson Silva. The best fighter in MMA history is still going strong. With 13 straight wins in the UFC and an amazing 11 title defenses in the best organization in the world, Silva has solidified his spot as the best of all time.

Who is the best UFC fighter 2022? ›

UFC Men's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2022
RankFighterRecord
1Alexander Volkanovski25–1
2Israel Adesanya23–1
3Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)
4Kamaru Usman20-2
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22 Aug 2022

Who is best fighter of all time? ›

Top 10 Fighters of All Time
  • #8: Manny Pacquiao. ...
  • #7: Georges St-Pierre. ...
  • #6: Mike Tyson. ...
  • #5: Muhammad Ali. ...
  • #4: Joe Louis. ...
  • #3: Bruce Lee. ...
  • #2: Anderson Silva. ...
  • #1: Sugar Ray Robinson. Cited by many as history's greatest boxer, Robinson is the man for whom the pound-for-pound rankings were created.

Who is the best fighter in world? ›

1. United States
  1. Jon Jones. Jones is a phenom who became the youngest UFC champion in history and has already surged, on many rankings, up to the spot as the second best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
  2. Frank Edgar. ...
  3. Dominick Cruz. ...
  4. Chael Sonnen. ...
  5. Dan Henderson/Nick Diaz.

Who is undefeated in UFC? ›

Khabib Nurmagomedov, a native of the Russian Republic of Dagestan and the first Muslim to capture a UFC championship, tops the list of undefeated MMA fighters of all-time. He was born on September 20, 1988, and retired with 29 victories and zero defeats.

Who is the best woman UFC fighter? ›

Valentina Shevchenko

She became champion at UFC 231 beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk, who Shevchenko also previously beat three times in amateur Muay Thai bouts. She is widely considered as one of the best female fighters in the world. As of August 12, 2019, she is ranked #12 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Who is the best female MMA fighter? ›

Amanda Nunes

Nunes is the holder of both UFC Women's bantamweight and featherweight championships. Moreover, she is the first one in UFC history to achieve that milestone. Likewise, she holds the most wins in UFC (14) and title fights (9). Similarly, she has the most successive wins in UFC among females with 12.

Who is the top 10 greatest boxers of all time? ›

From Muhammad Ali to Floyd Mayweather, the top 10 boxers of all-time
  • 8) Jimmy Wilde. ...
  • 7) Willie Pep. ...
  • 6) Joe Louis. ...
  • 5) Floyd Mayweather. ...
  • 4) Henry Armstrong. ...
  • 3) Sugar Ray Leonard. ...
  • 2) Sugar Ray Robinson. ...
  • 1) Muhammad Ali.
24 Jun 2022

Which UFC fighter has the most wins? ›

Donald Cerrone holds the most wins in UFC history with 23. He appeared in 37 UFC fights (the second-most behind Jim Miller with 38), losing 13 and one no-contest bout. These wins from Cerrone are a result of his up-and-down ride in two divisions in the lightweight and welterweight since 2011.

Which UFC fighter has most fans? ›

10 UFC fighters with the most Instagram followers
  • #7 Jose Aldo – 1.8m followers.
  • #6 Georges St-Pierre – 1.9m followers.
  • #5 Nate Diaz – 2.1m followers.
  • #4 Jon Jones – 2.6m followers.
  • #3 Anderson Silva – 2.7m followers.
  • #2 Khabib Nurmagomedov – 4.7m followers.
  • #1 Conor McGregor – 24.4m followers.
11 Sept 2018

Who is Number 1 lightweight UFC? ›

UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022
RankFighterRecord
1Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)
2Dustin Poirier28–7 (1 NC)
3Justin Gaethje23–4
4Islam Makhachev22–1
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Who is the best lightweight UFC fighter? ›

Lightweight
1Charles Oliveira
2Dustin Poirier
3Justin Gaethje
4Islam Makhachev
5Michael Chandler
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What is the best MMA? ›

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Once the best, and still the best. BJJ is the best base in all of MMA. It's a better base than wrestling because if two guys are fighting and one had great wrestling and terrible Jiu Jitsu—and the other has terrible wrestling and great Jiu Jitsu—most likely the one with the great Jiu Jitsu will win.

Who is the No 1 martial artist in the world? ›

1. Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee is ranked first among the top 10 martial artists in the world in 2021. Lee Jun-fan (27 November 1940 - 20 July 1973) was a Chinese martial art performer, star, film maker, martial art teacher, and philosopher.

Who has the most knockouts in UFC history? ›

Most Knockouts in UFC History
RankingFighterTotal UFC Knockouts
1Derrick Lewis13
2Vitor Belfort12
=Matt Brown12
4Anderson Silva11
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Who has the most takedowns in UFC history? ›

Current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the UFC record for most takedowns in a single fight at 21, which he accomplished at UFC 160 in 2013.

Who has the strongest punch in the world? ›

Ngannou himself holds the current record for the hardest punch in the world, having clocked a striking power of 129,161 units on a PowerKube, which measures the power of a punch based on a variety of different factors, including force, speed and accuracy.

Which country is the best at MMA? ›

1. United States. Full disclosure: the writer of this article is an American. But it cannot be disputed that the United States produces the most top MMA talent of any country in the world.

Who has the longest undefeated streak in MMA? ›

Longest Undefeated Streak (Retired Fighters)
FighterWins
John Strawn29^
Khabib Nurmagomedov29*^
Yaroslav Amosov26*^
Dan Severn24
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What is the longest MMA win streak? ›

Consecutive Wins
FighterStreakTimeframe
Jon Jones172010-2020 (active)
Anderson Silva162006-2012
Kamaru Usman152015-2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov132012-2020 (active)
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What was the fastest UFC fight? ›

Quickest Knockout Finishes In UFC
BoutEventTime
Alex Schoenauer vs. Mike SwickThe Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale0:20
Alex Caceres vs. Francisco Rivera Jr.UFC Fight Night 680:21
Dave Beneteau vs. Asbel CancioUFC 50:21
Demian Maia vs. Nate MarquardtUFC 1020:21
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Who was the first female UFC fighter? ›

Ronda Rousey became the first woman fighter signed to the UFC on November 2012, and was promoted to the division's bantamweight champion. She successfully defended her title in the first UFC women's fight against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano fought at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13.

Who is the goat of women's UFC? ›

Nunes, the greatest women's MMA fighter of all time, is the current UFC women's featherweight champion and the former UFC women's bantamweight champion. All those championship belts she has won are at her home and will remain there.

Who is the best womens boxer? ›

The undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Katie Taylor is highly regarded by many in boxing.

Who is number 1 female boxer in the world? ›

Super middleweight
RankBoxRecThe Ring (as of 13 April 2022)
1Christina HammerElin Cederroos
2Elin CederroosFranchón Crews-Dezurn
3Alicia NapoleonEma Kozin
4Leatitia RobinsonChristina Hammer
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Who is the goat boxer? ›

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world's greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented.

Who has the best takedown defense in UFC? ›

Who:
RankFighterTotal
1Mirko Filipovic90.0%
2Andrei Arlovski89.5%
3Georges St-Pierre86.4%
4Lyoto Machida83.8%
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Who has the most UFC fights in a year? ›

Most bouts or wins - In a calendar year
FighterBouts
1Donald Cerrone5
Daron Cruickshank
Neil Magny
Uriah Hall
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Where is UFC most popular? ›

The sport is incredibly popular there and Canada is responsible for the UFC's most attended event, UFC 129, with over 55,000 present in the Rogers Centre. Canada has also made a significant contribution in fighters, including greats like UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and Mark Hominick.

Who is the legend of UFC? ›

Chuck Liddell

Liddell holds the UFC record for most knockouts, and has made victims out of Alistair Overeem, Randy Couture, and Tito Ortiz. Because of his willingness to stand, his cool demeanor, and his signature mohawk, Liddell is one of the most recognizable and loved fighters in MMA history.

Who made MMA popular? ›

Royce Gracie of Brazil helped bring MMA to the forefront in the 1990s.

What rank is khabib in UFC? ›

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Date↑ ↓Rank
01/01/2020#1 Lightweight
10/01/20192#1 Lightweight
07/01/20192#3 Lightweight
04/01/2019#1 Lightweight
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How many female UFC fighters are there? ›

Active female UFC fighters by weight class. There are a total of 254 registered female fighters in the UFC. These female warriors are fighting across four specific weight classes: Strawweight, Flyweight, Bantamweight, and Featherweight.

Are UFC fighters the best in the world? ›

Does UFC Have The Best Fighters In All Of The MMA? UFC is the leader in the MMA industry and home to the best fighters and largest events. In a nutshell, you can look at the UFC as an NBA league where only the finest players are gathered while other promotions are an NCAA or European league.

Who is the greatest lightweight of all time? ›

Benny Leonard: Arguably the most cerebral pugilist in boxing history, Leonard reigned as the undisputed lightweight champion of the world when the division was at its absolute strongest.

Who is the best lightweight fighter in UFC 4? ›

  • Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje. 23-4-0. Recent Fights: ...
  • Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier. 28-7-0, 1 NC. ...
  • "The Notorious" Conor McGregor. 22-6-0. ...
  • Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira. 33-8-0, 1 NC. ...
  • Dan "The Hangman" Hooker. 21-12-0. ...
  • Rafael dos Anjos. 31-14-0. ...
  • Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov. 29-0-0. ...
  • Paul "The Irish Dragon" Felder. 17-6-0.

How much do UFC fighters get paid? ›

The fighters usually sign a contract for a certain amount of fights for a fixed amount of money each time they step inside the Octagon. The three tiers are low, medium, and high, with the lowest earning between $10,000 and $30,000, and the highest tier raking in between $500,000 and $3,000,000 per fight.

What's the best fighting style? ›

The Five Best Martial Art Styles for Home Defense
  • #1 BJJ for Self Defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is great for self-defense because size doesn't matter. ...
  • #2 Muay Thai. ...
  • #3 Filipino Martial Arts. ...
  • #4 Krav Maga. ...
  • #5 for Self Defense MMA.
23 Jul 2019

Who is the youngest UFC champion? ›

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history with his title victory over Maurício Rua at age 23.

Who is the fighter in the world? ›

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov was the longest reigning UFC lightweight division champion and his excellent grappling has won him many fights and cemented him as the best fighter in MMA history. Not only does he win all his fights, he also does it in a dominating fashion.

Who are the top UFC fighters right now? ›

Lightweight
1Charles Oliveira
2Dustin Poirier
3Justin Gaethje
4Islam Makhachev
5Michael Chandler
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Who is undefeated in UFC? ›

Khabib Nurmagomedov, a native of the Russian Republic of Dagestan and the first Muslim to capture a UFC championship, tops the list of undefeated MMA fighters of all-time. He was born on September 20, 1988, and retired with 29 victories and zero defeats.

Who is the legend of UFC? ›

Chuck Liddell

Liddell holds the UFC record for most knockouts, and has made victims out of Alistair Overeem, Randy Couture, and Tito Ortiz. Because of his willingness to stand, his cool demeanor, and his signature mohawk, Liddell is one of the most recognizable and loved fighters in MMA history.

Who is the king of UFC? ›

He is the first UFC fighter to hold UFC championships in two weight classes simultaneously. He is also the former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion. As of September 13, 2022, he is ranked # 11 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
...
Conor McGregor
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
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Who has the most wins in UFC? ›

Wins
  • 1 Jim Miller 24.
  • 2 Andrei Arlovski 23.
  • 2 Donald Cerrone 23.
  • 5 Charles Oliveira 21.
  • 6 Michael Bisping 20.
  • 6 Georges St-Pierre 20.
  • 6 Rafael Dos Anjos 20.
  • 6 Jon Jones 20.

Who has the strongest punch in the world? ›

Ngannou himself holds the current record for the hardest punch in the world, having clocked a striking power of 129,161 units on a PowerKube, which measures the power of a punch based on a variety of different factors, including force, speed and accuracy.

Who is Number 1 lightweight UFC? ›

UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022
RankFighterRecord
1Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)
2Dustin Poirier28–7 (1 NC)
3Justin Gaethje23–4
4Islam Makhachev22–1
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Who has the longest undefeated streak in MMA? ›

Longest Undefeated Streak (Retired Fighters)
FighterWins
John Strawn29^
Khabib Nurmagomedov29*^
Yaroslav Amosov26*^
Dan Severn24
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What is the longest MMA win streak? ›

Consecutive Wins
FighterStreakTimeframe
Jon Jones172010-2020 (active)
Anderson Silva162006-2012
Kamaru Usman152015-2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov132012-2020 (active)
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What was the fastest UFC fight? ›

Quickest Knockout Finishes In UFC
BoutEventTime
Alex Schoenauer vs. Mike SwickThe Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale0:20
Alex Caceres vs. Francisco Rivera Jr.UFC Fight Night 680:21
Dave Beneteau vs. Asbel CancioUFC 50:21
Demian Maia vs. Nate MarquardtUFC 1020:21
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Which UFC fighter has most fans? ›

Highest followers on Instagram for UFC
SNInstagram AccountFollowers [In Million]
1.Conor McGregor46162716 [46.16 M]
2.Khabib Nurmagomedov33587730 [33.59 M]
3.Ronda Rousey15969882 [15.97 M]
4.Alex Oliveira8519072 [8.52 M]
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Who is the youngest UFC champion? ›

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history with his title victory over Maurício Rua at age 23.

Who has the most takedowns in UFC history? ›

Current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the UFC record for most takedowns in a single fight at 21, which he accomplished at UFC 160 in 2013.

How many matches did khabib lost? ›

Nurmagomedov was inducted into UFC Hall of Fame on June 30, 2022. With 29 wins and no losses, he retired with an undefeated record. Nurmagomedov at the UFC Hall of Fame in 2022.
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Mixed martial arts record.
Professional record breakdown
29 matches29 wins0 losses
By knockout80
By submission110
By decision100

How many UFC wins does khabib have? ›

Khabib Nurmagomedov Record: 29-0-0.

How many times khabib defended his title? ›

Nurmagomedov only defended his title three times, with other legendary fighters such as Anderson Silva and Jon Jones having over 10 defences to their names.

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