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The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

Updated June 25, 2020 4.1k votes 516 voters 22.4k views41 items

List RulesVote up the most talented Black UFC fighters of all time.

All Black UFC fighters hope to make their mark in the company known for having the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. The high level of competition in UFC will provide the most success for any fighter hoping to make get famous in the MMA world. Stars are born in the UFC octagon with the best fights creating legacies for the top fighters in the company. 

This list of the best Black UFC fighters in history include major names like Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, and Jon Jones. A few big wins, particularly in recent events or a 2019 title fight, can create the star power that builds as the talent continues to pile on the wins to their win/loss record. 

So which of these fighters is the best of them all? Vote up for your favorite from the Black UFC fighters and help the best fighters rise to the top.

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  • 1
    Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
    Fight style: Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo, Capoeira

  • 2
    Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    Jon Jones

    United States of America

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight class: Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Greco-Roman Wrestling

  • 3
    Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

    Height: 5'3''
    Weight class: Bantamweight, Flyweight
    Fighting style: Pankration, Submission wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Muay Thai

  • 4
    Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    94

    Daniel Cormier

    United States of America

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

  • 5
    Israel Adesanya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    Israel Adesanya

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight class: Middleweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing

  • 6
    Kamaru Usman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    59

    Kamaru Usman

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight class: Welterweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

  • 7
    Francis Ngannou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    62

    Francis Ngannou

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight class: Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Boxing

  • 8
    Anthony Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    52

    Anthony Johnson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceDublin, Georgia, United States of America

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight, Middleweight, Welterweight
    Fighting style: Boxing, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 9
    Yoel Romero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight class: Light heavyweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Freestyle Wrestling

  • 10
    Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
    75
    41

    Quinton Jackson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Height: 6'1''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing

  • 11
    Tyron Woodley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    Tyron Woodley

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Ferguson, Missouri

    Height: 5'9''
    Weight class: Welterweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing

  • 12
    Alistair Overeem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
    72
    52

    Alistair Overeem

    Netherlands

    BirthplaceYarm, United Kingdom

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing

  • 13
    Rashad Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    45

    Rashad Evans

    United States of America

    BirthplaceNiagara Falls, New York, United States of America

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

  • 14
    Derrick Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    42

    Derrick Lewis

    United States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Boxing

  • 15
    Aljamain Sterling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    31

    Aljamain Sterling

    USA

    BirthplaceUniondale, New York, USA

    Height: 5'7''
    Weight class: Featherweight, Bantamweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 16
    Kimbo Slice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    57

    Kimbo Slice

    United States of America

    BirthplaceNassau, Bahamas

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Boxing

  • 17
    Kevin Randleman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    34

    Kevin Randleman

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSandusky, USA, Ohio

    Height: 5'10''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

  • 18
    Kevin Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    34

    Kevin Lee

    United States of America

    Height: 5'9''
    Weight class: Welterweight, Lightweight
    Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 19
    Uriah Hall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    25

    Uriah Hall

    Jamaica

    Height: 6'0"
    Weight class: Light heavyweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Karate, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu

  • 20
    Cheick Kongo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    24

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight class: Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Pencak Silat Setia Hati Terate, Kendo, Kyokushin Karate

  • 21
    Ovince St. Preux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

    Height: 6'3''
    Weight class: Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 22
    Benson Henderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    Benson Henderson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Height: 5'9''
    Weight class: Lightweight, Welterweight
    Fighting style: Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Submission Wrestling

  • 23
    Yves Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

    Height: 5'10''

    Weight class: Lightweight, Welterweight
    Fighting style: Thugjitsu, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu

  • 24
    Neil Magny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    17

    Neil Magny

    USA

    Height: 6'3''
    Weight class: Welterweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 25
    Gary Goodridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Fighters In UFC History
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    Gary Goodridge

    Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

    BirthplaceTrinidad and Tobago

    Height: 6'3''
    Weight class: Super heavyweight, Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing

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