Top 5 MMA Fighters of All-Time 

In this article, we mention the top 5 MMA Fighters of all time in the history of the UFC

In the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), competitors combine hitting, wrestling, and submission grappling to create a violent and athletic tapestry. It is like a vicious ballet between opposing disciplines. It is nearly impossible to rank the best boxers of all time across all weight classes. Still some names come up most frequently in discourse. Here we examine the lives of five legendary MMA fighters who have solidified their status in the annals of the sport.

 

Khabib Nurmagomedov:

Khabib Nurmagomedov retired undefeated with a record of 29-0. Russia, which comes from Dagestan, brought a relentless wrestling style to the lightweight division 155 lbs. He would ragdoll opponents smothering them with suffocating pressure and threatening takedowns. His striking was sharp but it was his grappling that truly separated him. 

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Georges St-Pierre: 

Georges St-Pierre, known by the name GSP, is a former Canadian actor and former MMA fighter. He was born on May 19, 1981. He has been a champion in two divisions in UFC that is welterweight and middleweight. He retired from the UFC in 2013. GSP tirelessly honed his wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and striking, transforming into a well-rounded force. His reign as UFC Welterweight Champion (170 lbs) was historic. 

Jon Jones: 

Jon Jones was born on July 19, 1987 in America. He was the heavyweight champion in the UFC from 2011 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2020. He was also the UFC lightweight champion. He is known as the best MMA fighter in the world. His elbows rain down from incredible angles, his takedowns are explosive, and his submissions are slick.

Anderson Silva: 

Anderson da Silva was born on April 14, 1975 in Brazil. He holds the record for holding the title for the longest time in UFC history. He held the UFC middleweight championship for 2457 days. He said goodbye to boxing in November 2020. Silva’s highlight reel is a treasure trove of knockouts, with his front-kick of Chris Leben a prime example. However, age and injuries eventually caught up to Silva, and his later career record is ruined. 

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Demetrious Johnson: 

Demetrious Johnson Born on August 13, 1986, Khrisna Johnson is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States. He is the current ONE Flyweight Champion (135 lb) in the ONE Championship, where he competes. He was the first-ever and previous 125-pound UFC Flyweight Champion. Known for his deft punching and evasive movement, Johnson’s submission victory over Kyoji Horiguchi at 4:59 of the fifth round shares the distinction for the latest finish in UFC history. With seven finishes, Johnson also owns the record for the most in UFC flyweight history.