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The Greatest MMA Fighters of All Time

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  1. 1

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Anderson Silva
    "The Spider"
    33-6-0
  2. 2

    Georges "Rush" St. Pierre
    Georges St. Pierre
    "Rush"
    25-2-0
  3. 3

    "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko mmaweekly.com
    Fedor Emelianenko
    "The Last Emperor"
    34-4-0, 1 NC
  4. 4

    Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell mmaweekly.com
    Chuck Liddell
    "The Iceman"
    21-8-0
  5. 5

    BJ "The Prodigy" Penn mmaweekly.com
    BJ Penn
    "The Prodigy"
    16-10-2
  6. 6

    Randy "The Natural" Couture mmaweekly.com
    Randy Couture
    "The Natural"
    19-11-0
  7. 7

    Dan "Hendo" Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Dan Henderson
    "Hendo"
    30-12-0
  8. 8

    Jon "Bones" Jones mmaweekly.com
    Jon Jones
    "Bones"
    20-1-0
  9. 9

    Matt Hughes mmaweekly.com
    Matt Hughes
    45-9-0
  10. 10

    "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva mmaweekly.com
    Wanderlei Silva
    "The Axe Murderer"
    35-12-1, 1 NC

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  1. Maurício "Shogun" Rua | 22-10-0
  2. Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira | 34-9-1, 1 NC
  3. José Aldo "Junior" | 25-1-0
  4. Royce Gracie | 14-2-3
  5. "El Guapo" Bas Rutten | 28-4-1
  6. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort | 24-10-0
  7. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 18-11-1
  8. Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida | 21-5-0
  9. Frank "The Legend" Shamrock | 23-10-2
  10. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0

  11. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic | 29-11-2, 1 NC
  12. "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba | 26-16-2, 1 NC
  13. Cain Velasquez | 13-1-0
  14. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  15. "The California Kid" Urijah Faber | 31-7-0
  16. "Sugar" Rashad Evans | 19-3-1
  17. Frankie "The Answer" Edgar | 18-4-1
  18. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  19. "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett | 33-7-0
  20. Mark "The Hammer" Coleman | 16-10-0

  21. Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos | 16-3-0
  22. "The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi | 35-10-0, 1 NC
  23. Dan "The Beast" Severn | 101-19-7
  24. "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock | 28-15-2
  25. Frank Mir | 16-9-0
  26. "Smooth" Benson Henderson | 21-4-0
  27. Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz | 20-1-0
  28. "The Croation Sensation" Pat Miletich | 29-7-2
  29. Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez | 22-3-0
  30. Forrest Griffin | 19-7-0

  31. Igor "Ice Cold" Vovchanchyn | 53-10-1, 1 NC
  32. Rickson Gracie | 11-0-0
  33. Renan "The Baron" Barão | 32-2-0, 1 NC
  34. Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson | 21-2-1
  35. Alistair "The Reem" Overeem | 37-14-0, 1 NC
  36. "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit | 29-8-0
  37. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  38. Don "The Predator" Frye | 20-9-1, 1 NC
  39. Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi | 35-5-2
  40. Miguel Torres | 43-8-0

  41. "The Muscle Shark" Sean Sherk | 36-4-1
  42. Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki | 36-6-0, 1 NC
  43. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski | 23-10-0, 1 NC
  44. Nate "The Great" Marquardt | 33-13-2
  45. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis | 17-2-0
  46. Brock Lesnar | 5-3-0
  47. Jake Shields | 30-7-1, 1 NC
  48. "Little Evil" Jens Pulver | 27-19-1
  49. Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia | 31-10-0, 1 NC
  50. Jon Fitch | 26-6-1, 1 NC

  51. Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino | 11-1-0, 1 NC
  52. Gray "The Bully" Maynard | 11-4-1, 1 NC
  53. Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez | 25-7-0
  54. Chris "All American" Weidman | 12-0-0
  55. "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey | 10-0-0
  56. Marco "The King of the Streets" Ruas | 9-4-2
  57. Evan Tanner | 32-8-0
  58. Murilo Bustamante | 15-8-1
  59. Megumi "Mega Megu" Fujii | 26-3-0
  60. Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto | 18-6-0, 1 NC

  61. Michael "The Count" Bisping | 25-7-0
  62. "The Smashing Machine" Mark Kerr | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  63. Renzo Gracie | 13-7-1, 1 NC
  64. Jeremy "Gumby" Horn | 91-21-5
  65. Antônio Rogério "Minotouro" Nogueira | 21-6-0
  66. Fabrício "Vai Cavalo" Werdum | 19-5-1
  67. Genki "Neo-Samurai" Sudo | 16-4-1
  68. Chris "Lights Out" Lytle | 31-18-5
  69. Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza | 21-3-0, 1 NC
  70. Eddie "The Silent Assassin" Alvarez | 25-4-0

  71. Alexandre Franca "Pequeno" Nogueira | 18-6-3
  72. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai | 37-13-2
  73. Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks | 16-2-0
  74. "The Brazilian Tiger" Ricardo Arona | 14-5-0
  75. Yasuhiro Urushitani | 21-7-6
  76. Mamoru Yamaguchi | 27-9-4
  77. Clay "The Carpenter" Guida | 31-15-0
  78. Joseph "The Beefcake" Benavidez | 21-4-0
  79. Masakatsu Funaki | 40-13-2
  80. Chad "Money" Mendes | 16-2-0

  81. Pat "Paddy Mike" Curran | 20-6-0
  82. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro | 20-5-0
  83. Matt "The Law" Lindland | 22-9-0
  84. Brian Bowles | 10-3-0
  85. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler | 24-10-0, 1 NC
  86. Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen | 23-12-1
  87. Travis "The Ironman" Fulton | 251-49-11, 1 NC
  88. Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes | 16-3-0
  89. Yushin "Thunder" Okami | 30-9-0
  90. Rambaa Somdet "M16" | 12-3-0

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