Top 10 Best MMA Fighters in the World

Here’s the best MMA Fighters in the world. Here’s the most Mixed martial arts or usually just called MMA is a full contact sport allowing various fingting technique and skills, It’s featured a mixture of traditional martial art to non traditional that used in competitions. The rules of the game allow the participant to use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.Competitions of MMA is usually allowing any martial artists with different background to compete with each other. Lot of persons enjoy MMA live fighting or the MMA videos. Here’s the best MMA player, note that this is a personal opinion and can’t be used as a reference.

10. Ken Shamrock

Kenneth Wayne Shamrock  (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964) is an American  mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, a UFC  Hall of Famer and also a professional wrestler. Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of mixed martial arts, headlining over 15 main events and co-main events in the Ultimate Fighting Championship  and Pride Fighting Championships during the course of his career and set numerous pay per view records with his drawing power.

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Ken Shamrock

9. Shogun Rua

Mauricio Milani Rua aka Shogun Rua is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship  in the Light Heavyweight division. Nicknamed Shogun, Rua is the winner of the PRIDE Fighting Championship’s 2005 Middleweight (205 lb) Grand Prix and holds notable wins over Chuck Liddell, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Alistair Overeem (on two occaisions), Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. He received a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Nino Schembri.  He is the younger brother of fellow MMA fighter Murilo “Ninja” Rua. He is currently ranked as the #2 Light Heavyweight fighter in the world by Sherdog.com. He became famous for his wild, aggressive style, and use of stomps and soccer kicks to downed opponents while fighting in Pride FC.

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Shogun Rua

8. Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, a UFC  Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He holds the most submission victories in UFC history with 11, which he earned between UFC 1  and UFC 4.

Gracie became a larger than life figure in the mixed martial arts world for his domination in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He became famous for beating opponents much larger than him, and between 1993 and 1994, he was the tournament winner of UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 4, and fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in the championship match in the Superfight at UFC 5. Gracie popularized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and revolutionized mixed martial arts with his results contributing to the movement towards grappling and cross-training in the sport.

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Royce Gracie

7. Randy Couture

Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is an American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler, actor, a three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Couture is one of only two UFC fighters to have held a championship title in two different divisions (heavyweight  and light heavyweight; B.J. Penn, with his titles at welterweight and lightweight, is the other) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as the only five-time champion in UFC history. Couture has competed in 15 title fights, a record. Couture is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame and many consider him to be the most popular fighter in MMA history.

Couture was an Olympic wrestling alternate, and has lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout much of his career, where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University. He established Team Quest with Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson, a training camp for fighters, based out of Gresham, Oregon, and headed by coach Robert Folis. In 2005 Couture moved to Las Vegas, where he opened his own extensive chain of gyms under the name Xtreme Couture. He currently trains at his Las Vegas-based gym. Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym in Hollywood, California.

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Randy Couture

6. Chuck Lidell

Charles David Liddell (born December 17, 1969) better known as Chuck Liddell, is an American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship  light heavyweight champion. Liddell has an extensive striking background in Kempo karate, Koei-Kan karate and Kickboxing. As a professional kickboxer he had a record of 20 wins and only 2 losses, with 16 wins by way of knockout. He also has a grappling background in collegiate wrestling. He is considered an unorthodox striker, due to his relaxed hands-down stance and the angles at which he throws punches. He tends to use his wrestling skills to defend against takedowns.  He, along with Tito Ortiz, has the most UFC fights with 22. He has the second most wins by a fighter in the UFC, at 16, behind Matt Hughes He also holds the most KO/TKO wins in the UFC with 10. Along with fellow UFC fighter, Randy Couture, Liddell is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment. On July 10, 2009, he was inducted into the UFC  Hall of Fame. In 2009 he competed on season nine of Dancing with the Stars.

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Chuck Lidell

5. Mirko Crocop

Mirko Filipovi? aka Mirko Crocop (born September 10, 1974) is a professional Croatian  Heavyweight  kickboxer, mixed martial artist and former Croatian  law enforcement officer. Filipovi? was a former member (2003–2007) of the Croatian Parliament. His nickname, Cro Cop, short for “Croatian Cop”, comes from his membership in the Lu?ko Anti-Terrorist Unit, Croatia’s elite Police Special Forces tactical unit.

Filipovi? has been successful in both K-1 and Pride Fighting Championships. On September 10, 2006, he won the Pride 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix, and in 2007 began fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Filipovi? is famous for his left high kicks, with which he has knocked out many of his opponents. He has been famously quoted as describing his kicks as, “Right leg, hospital; left leg, cemetery.

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Mirko Crocop

4. Matt Hughes

Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973), is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks in the UFC, won the welterweight title on two occasions and defended the belt a record seven times.

A long-time member of Miletich Fighting Systems, Hughes left the Miletich camp in late 2007 to start Team Hughes. Team Hughes fights out of The H.I.T. Squad (Hughes Intensive Training), a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns with Robbie Lawler, Matt Pena and Marc Fiore.

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Matt Hughes

3. Nogiera Minotauro

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira aka Nogiera Minotauro (born June 2, 1976) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.

He rose to prominence in the Japanese Pride Fighting Championship promotion, where he was the first Pride Heavyweight Champion from November 2001 to March 2003, as well as a Pride FC heavyweight grand prix finalist. He is the first and only heavyweight to have held Championship titles in both the Pride Fighting Championship promotion and the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion. He holds notable wins over Tim Sylvia, Dan Henderson, Sergei Kharitonov, Mark Coleman, Valentijn Overeem, Ricco Rodriguez, Mirko Filipovi?, Jeremy Horn, Josh Barnett, Heath Herring, Fabricio Werdum, Semmy Schilt, Bob Sapp and Randy Couture.

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Nogiera Minotauro

2. Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei César da Silva aka The Axe Murderer (born July 3, 1976), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has competed in Japan’s  Pride Fighting Championships and the American based Ultimate Fighting Championship  (UFC). Silva is known for his aggressive fighting style with the majority of his fights ending in knockout  or referee stoppage due to strikes. His style includes engaging opponents with punches and knees from the Muay Thai clinch.

Silva began his training under Rudimar Fedrigo at the Chute Boxe Academy in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. Although he specializes in Muay Thai, he has also trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with trainer Cristiano Marcello and he received a black belt under Carlos Gracie, Jr. in 2003 Silva was given the nickname “Cachorro Louco” (“Mad Dog”) in Brazil because of his aggressive style and his pre-fight opponent “stare down”. He is the former IVC light heavyweight champion, former Pride middleweight (205 lb) champion, and the Pride 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix champion.

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Wanderlei Silva

1. Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko (born September 28, 1976) is a Russian  heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship. He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.

Emelianenko has been universally considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world for the last seven years by major publications, including ESPN, Sherdog, Full Contact Fighter, MMA Weekly, and Nokaut. Several mixed martial arts publications such as mma.com currently rank Emelianenko as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world while MMANews ranks him at #2 and Sherdog.com ranks him at #3. Also Sherdog.com, MMAWeekly and MMANews all rank him the #1 Heavyweight fighter in the world. He holds the distinction of having held five separate major championships including the RINGS World Heavyweight and King of Kings Championships, the Pride World Heavyweight and Heavyweight Grand Prix Championships and the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship. Many analysts, as well as former and current fighters, consider Emelianenko to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. He holds notable wins over Ricardo Arona, Renato Sobral, Semmy Schilt, Heath Herring, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira x2, Kazuyuki Fujita, Mark Coleman x2, Kevin Randleman, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Mirko Filipovi?, Mark Hunt, Matt Lindland, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, and Brett Rogers.

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Fedor Emelianenko

Which one from those best MMA fighters in the world is your favorite fighter?

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira aka Nogiera Minotauro (born June 2, 1976) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.

He rose to prominence in the Japanese Pride Fighting Championship promotion, where he was the first Pride Heavyweight Champion from November 2001 to March 2003, as well as a Pride FC heavyweight grand prix finalist.[3][4] He is the first and only heavyweight to have held Championship titles in both the Pride Fighting Championship promotion and the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion. He holds notable wins over Tim Sylvia, Dan Henderson, Sergei Kharitonov, Mark Coleman, Valentijn Overeem, Ricco Rodriguez, Mirko Filipovi?, Jeremy Horn, Josh Barnett, Heath Herring, Fabricio Werdum, Semmy Schilt, Bob Sapp and Randy Couture.

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4 Responses to “Top 10 Best MMA Fighters in the World”

  1. How is Anderson Silva not on this list?

  2. you leave the two best pound for pound fighters in GSP and Anderson Silva off the list.

  3. fedor is best fighter aver…………………………..

  4. Let me fix this list.

    #1 – GSP
    #2 – Anderson Silva
    #3 – Jose Aldo
    #4 – Mauricio Rua
    #5 – Jon Jones
    #6 – Cain Valesquez
    #7 – Lyoto Machida
    #8 – Rashad Evans
    #9 – Mark Hominick
    #10 – Who Cares!

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