Top 5 UFC Fighters of All Time

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been blessed with excellent and top-class fighters, which made UFC one of the most prominent MMA associations. These fighters became the front faces of UFC all over the world. All the fighters made excellent records as UFC fighters, but the top 5 UFC fighters of all time showed tremendous courage and skills to be on this list. Let’s check out the list of top 5 UFC fighters of all time.  

Georges St Pierre (26-2, 8KO)  

Famous Canadian Mixed Martial artist Georges St Pierre started his MMA career in 2002 with an excellent win over his countryman, Ivan Menjivar. Georges won the UCC Canadian Welterweight Championship in his 2nd professional MMA fight against Justin Bruckmann.  

In 2006, Georges St Pierre won his first-ever UFC title after knocking out Matt Hughes. After this win, Georges St Pierre won the UFC Welterweight Championship and proved his place in the top 5 UFC fighters of all time.  

After achieving excellent achievements and success in UFC, Georges St Pierre retired from UFC in 2017. His success and significant glories in UFC made his name among 5 UFC fighters of all time  

  • Georges St Pierre defended his Welterweight title for a decade, showing his excellent UFC fighting skills.  
  • Georges became champion in 2 different weight categories of UFC.  

Anderson Silva (34-11-1, 23KO)  

Famous Brazilian Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva started his MMA career in 1997. In 2001, Anderson Silva won his first-ever MMA title. He won the Shooto Middleweight Championship against famous Japanese MMA fighter Hayato Sakurai.  

His excellent success as a UFC fighter earned him another MMA title in 2004. In 2004, Anderson Silva won the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship against English MMA fighter Lee Murrey.  

In 2006, Anderson Silva won his first-ever major UFC title. Anderson Silva defeated famous American MMA fighter Rich Franklin to win his first UFC title, which was the Middleweight Championship. After achieving excellent success at UFC, Anderson Silva announced retirement in 2020. His performances and achievements make his place in the list of 5 UFC fighters of all time.  

  • Anderson Silva was included in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2023.  
  • Anderson Silva defended his Middleweight title for 7 years, which shows how difficult it was to defeat Anderson Silva at that time.  

Jon Jones (27-1-1, 10KO)  

Jon Jones is an excellent UFC fighter who registered his name among the top 5 UFC fighters on the all-time list because of his extraordinary ability to tackle his opposition. Jon Jones started his professional Mixed Martial arts journey in 2008.   

Jon Jones won his first-ever title after knocking out Brad Bernard. His abilities and skills made him the winner of the USKBA Light Heavyweight Championship in 2008.   

His championship-winning became so famous that Jon Jones made his UFC debut in 2008. After 3 years of his UFC debut, Jon Jones won his first major title of UFC. Jon Jones knocked out famous Brazilian MMA fighter Maurício Rua to win the UFC Light Heavyweight title.  

After achieving excellent victories in UFC, Jon Jones succeeded in registering his name in the top 5 UFC fighters of all time list.   

  • Jon Jones defended his Light Heavyweight title in 14 fights from 2011 to 2023. He is also the current Light Heavyweight Champion.  
  • He is also ranked #2 in pound-per-pound ranking of all time.  

Conor McGregor (22-6, 19KO)  

Famous Irish MMA Fighter Conor McGregor made his Mixed martial arts debut in 2008 against Gary Morris. Conor McGregor made his UFC debut in 2013 with a win against famous American UFC fighter Marcus Brimage. In 2015, Conor McGregor became the champion of the UFC featherweight Championship after winning against Chad Mendes.   

In 2018, Conor McGregor fought one of the best fights of his life against famous Russian MMA Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. This fight became so famous that even after losing the fight, Conor McGregor made a handsome amount of money and got recognized all over the world.  

After 2021, Conor McGregor did not participate in UFC, but he hinted that he would make a comeback in UFC. His performances and fan following make his place in the top 5 UFC fighters of all time.  

  • Conor McGregor is the highest-paid UFC fighter of all time. He made almost $40 million from UFC.  
  • Due to his excellent accomplishments and success, Conor McGregor is the top Irish Fighter in UFC.  

Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0, 8KO)  

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist who started his MMA journey in 2008 with a win over Vusal Bayramov. The list of 5 UFC fighters of all time is incomplete without Khabib because of the performances he has delivered as a UFC Fighter.   

Khabib Nurmagomedov became the vacant UFC Lightweight Champion in 2018 after winning against former American UFC Fighter Al Iaquinta. His abilities and excellent faith helped him to become unbeaten as UFC fighter and one of the top 5 UFC fighters of all time.   

Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Afzaal excels in creating compelling narratives, match analyses, and player profiles, showcasing a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling. Cricket and Football are his favorite sports but he also has an interest in UFC, Boxing, and Wrestling. He is a dedicated professional committed to delivering content that informs, entertains, and inspires sports enthusiasts.

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