Who Is the Best Fighter in MMA?

#1 Jon Jones is the best mixed martial artist in the world right now. 

Jon Jones

First of all, he is the youngest UFC Champion in history AND he has the most Championship wins in UFC History.

The guy has absolutely dominated the last decade of MMA!

He’s never really lost a fight. He’s only either been disqualified or ruled a no contest for the ever so controversial “picograms”.

All of that aside, He takes the #1 spot as the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts as of today.

#2 Khabib Nurmagomedov


In our eyes Khabib is the only fighter that can make an argument for the best Mixed Martial Arts fighter right now.

He has a true undefeated record but he hasn’t fought the legends that Jon Jones beat. The best win of his career is against Conor McGregor.

He is more dominant than Jones in his fights but he just hasn’t been around long enough to compete for that right now.

We’ll see what happens with him and Tony Ferguson in April but I’m still not sure that if he beats him that he’ll then be the best fighter pound for pound.

Now, if he beats Tony and then he beats Conor again then he can make a strong case, especially if Jon Jones loses his next fight.

#3 Israel Adesanya 


The Last Stylebender is creeping up on the rankings and he has a tough matchup against him in Paulo Costa.

Israel is the only other true undefeated MMA fighter on our list and if he beats Paulo Costa (especially if he destroys him) who knows where he would be on our next update!

He’s just had his belt the least amount of time as the three fighters above him.

#4 Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes

We had a tough time with picking between Israel and Amanda but she’s not undefeated so there’s that.

Amanda has a first round knockout of Cyborg, she beat Ronda Rousey, she knocked out Holly Holm with her own signature head kick and she’s beaten Valentina Shevchenko twice.

She is the Female GOAT of MMA

#5 Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo

Henry “was” the Champ Champ and that’s why he’s number five. With a win over one of the best mma fighters of all time in Demetrious Johnson to take the UFC Flyweight belt, then to go up in weight and beat Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight Championship belt the way he did makes him one of the best in the world pound for pound.

He also defended the bantamweight championship belt against TJ Dillashaw (with PEDs).

With recency bias, he falls to number five on our list because he’s lost more recently than any of the other fighters. If he defended his Flyweight belt, he could be number three or four.

But don’t get us wrong. We love the King of Cringe! All hail Triple C!

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