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Top 10 Current UFC Fighter (Pound for Pound)

10. "The Notorious" Conor McGregor

McGregor at his bout against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

McGregor at his bout against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

Conor McGregor is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the UFC. He has the potential to be much higher on this list but isn't as active as other fighters on this list therefore, doesn't finish as high. He made UFC history at UFC 205 defeating Eddie Alvarez as he became the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously. He also holds the fastest knockout in title fight history after his 13-second destruction of Jose Aldo at UFC 194. Conor holds notable wins over the likes of Jose Aldo, Dustin Poirier, Eddie Alvarez, Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz and Chad Mendes.

9. Deiveson Figueiredo

Deiveson after his UFC title fight win over Benavidez.

Deiveson after his UFC title fight win over Benavidez.

At number 9 is the freshly crowned UFC flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo. He captured the vacant title against Benavidez this July and holds notable wins against Benavides (x2), Tim Elliot, and Alexandre Pantoja.

8. Petr "No Mercy" Yan

Yan after being crowned champion after defeating Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight belt.

Yan after being crowned champion after defeating Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight belt.

The newly crowned bantamweight champion comes in at number 8. Yan defeated Aldo for the vacant title. He joined the UFC in 2018 and is currently on a 7 fight win streak in the promotion. He has finished 4 of his 7 opponents by KO/TKO and won the rest by decision. His most notable wins have come against Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson.

7. Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski

Volkanovski after his controversial split decision win against Max Holloway in their rematch.

Volkanovski after his controversial split decision win against Max Holloway in their rematch.

The current featherweight champion comes in at 7th place. Volkanovski has defended the belt one time in his rematch against Max Holloway in July. He is currently undefeated in the UFC and holds notable wins against Max Holloway(x2), Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. His next title defence will most likely be against the winner of Chan Sung Jung and Brian Ortega which is happening on the day of writing 17/10/2020.

6. Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

Justin Gaethje after his UFC 249 interim title win over Tony Ferguson.

Justin Gaethje after his UFC 249 interim title win over Tony Ferguson.

At number 6 is the current UFC interim lightweight champion. Gaethje will be attempting to unify the lightweight belt against Khabib Nurmagomedov later this month. According to many, he will have the best chance of defeating the undefeated Dagestani. His high-level boxing combined with fantastic defensive wrestling looks at least on paper like he may be able to cope with Khabibs suffocating wrestling game plan. He holds notable wins against Tony Ferguson, Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, and Donald Cerrone.

5. Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman

Usman at his UFC 245 weigh-in before his bout against Colby Covington.

Usman at his UFC 245 weigh-in before his bout against Colby Covington.

Usman comes in at number 5. His high-level wrestling helps him control his opponents and he has also proven he can stand with the best after going almost 25 minutes in a kickboxing match with Colby Covington. He has lost only once in his 18 fight pro career. He is currently riding a 12 fight win streak and is undefeated in the UFC. He has defended his title twice against Covington and Masvidal. His other notable wins include Tyron Woodley, Demain Maia, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Leon Edwards.

4. Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

Adesanya at his UFC 248 weigh-in before his fight against Yoel Romero.

Adesanya at his UFC 248 weigh-in before his fight against Yoel Romero.

At number 4 is the current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. He is undefeated and has won over 100 fights in MMA, kickboxing, and boxing. His high-level striking outclasses his opponents and he is able to stay off the ground with great takedown defense. He has defended his middleweight belt twice against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa after unifying his interim title against former champion Robert Whittaker. Other notable wins include victories over Anderson Silva, Derek Brunson, and Kelvin Gastelum.

3. Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic after defending his title in his trilogy bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 252.

Stipe Miocic after defending his title in his trilogy bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 252.

At number 3 is Stipe Miocic. Stipe is without a doubt the UFC heavyweight GOAT. He has proved this time and time again. His trilogy win against Daniel Cormier confirmed his GOAT status. Stipe holds the record for most UFC heavyweight title defences with 3. His notable wins include Daniel Cormier(x2), Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngganou.

2. Jon "Bones" Jones

At number two is arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Jon Jones has the best record in UFC title fight history winning all but one (his no-contest against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214) and has beaten many former champions and hall of fame fighters. His dominance over the light-heavyweight division was unquestionable. Jones recently vacated the belt and has pursued a move to heavyweight which, can put him up to number 1 on this list but as of now he has had to very close fights which he had arguably lost against Dominick Reyes and Thiago Santos. Therefore, Jones comes in second place on this list.

1. Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov

Khabib at his UFC 242 weigh-in before his bout against Dustin Poirier.

Khabib at his UFC 242 weigh-in before his bout against Dustin Poirier.

Coming in the first place is in my opinion the most dominant fighter in the UFC right now. Khabib Nurmagomedov. He has used his dominant wrestling style to maul every single one of his opponents and his professional record confirms that. He is riding a 12 fight win streak in the UFC and is unbeaten with a 28-0 record. He is looking to extend his record to 29-0 with a win against Justin Gaethje later this month at UFC 254. If you need any more proof of how dominant this guy really is then let me tell you that he has only lost one round in his entire UFC career which, was against Conor McGregor in the third round of their bout at UFC 229. Khabibs notable wins include Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Michael Johnson.