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The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

Updated June 25, 2020 4.5k votes 685 voters 32.2k 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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    Gary Goodridge

    Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

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

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    Phil Davis

    England

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

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

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    13
    13

    Jimi Manuwa

    Height: 6'1''
    Weight class: Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    13
    13

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight class: Middleweight
    Fighting style: Muay Thai

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    25

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

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    Will Brooks

    United States of America

    Height: 5'10''
    Weight class: Lightweight
    Fighting style: Freestyle Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing

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    Height: 6'6''
    Weight class: Light Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

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    Height: 6'1''
    Weight class: Light Heavyweight, Middleweight
    Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

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    16
    23

    Maurice Smith

    United States of America

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Heavyweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing

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    Height: 5'9''
    Weight class: Welterweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Judo

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    16
    23

    José Landi-Jons

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight class: Welterweight
    Fighting style: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    12
    19

    Gilbert Yvel

    Netherlands

    Height: 6'2''
    Weight class: Super heavyweight, Heavyweight, Light heavyweight
    Fighting style: Muay Thai, Kickboxing

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    15

    Din Thomas

    United States of America

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

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    Height: 6'1''
    Weight class: Light heayweight, Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Wrestling

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    23

    Bob Sapp

    United States of America

    Height: 6'5''
    Weight class: Super Heavyweight
    Fighting style: Kickboxing