Welcome to the TOP 5 Greatest Fighters in MMA History
5. Daniel Cormier
At #5 is the two-division champion, Daniel Cormier. DC dominates in wrestling, but he is also skilled in grappling, boxing and has an incredible fight IQ. His most notable wins include Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson, and Josh Barnett. DC’s MMA record stands at 22 wins, 2 losses and is known for being the only fighter to defend his titles in two separate weight classes.
4. Fedor Emelianenko
At #4 is the fan favorite, Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor is best known for his ground and pound and straight right hand. He has 38 wins and 6 losses, 28 of which were consecutive between 2001 and 2009. In 2009, Sports Illustrated named Fedor Fighter of the Decade.
*Honorable Mention Khabib Nurmagomedov
We have to take a moment to recognize Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib is undefeated at 28-0 and has defeated some of the top fighters in the UFC, including Connor McGregor. With a few more key wins, he’ll be at the top of this list.
3. Anderson Silva
At #3 is the legendary former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Anderson is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has held the longest title reign of all time at 2,457 days and 10 successful title defenses. A few of his notable fights include victories over Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Vitor Belfort, and Rich Franklin. Even in his 40s, Anderson has proven to be a formidable opponent, and has even been named the greatest mixed martial artist of all time according to UFC President Dana White and UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
2. Jon Jones
At #2 is light heavy weight champion, Jon Jones. Jon is a dynamic fighter in all disciplines of Mixed Martial Arts. He comes in at 25 wins and only 1 loss in a controversial disqualification to Matt Hamill in 2009. Some of Jon’s prominent wins are against Quinten “Rampage” Jackson, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson, and Daniel Cormier; twice. There is no doubt Jon Jones is one of the greatest MMA fighters in history, but legal troubles have held him back in the past. He seems to be on the right track and made a great comeback to reclaim the light heavy weight championship.
1. George Saint Pierre
And finally, in the number 1 spot, the greatest MMA fighter of alllll time, George Saint Pierre. George has an outstanding record of 26-2 and won his last 13 fights to end his career. Like many of the other greats, George was able to hold the belt in two weight divisions. He’s been a fan favorite outside of the ring and was met with support when he decided to come out of retirement. George prides himself on respect for mixed martial arts and other fighters in the sport. George Saint Pierre is widely considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time and is number 1 on our list!
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