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The Best Black Fighters In UFC History

Updated June 25, 2020 4.4k votes 640 voters 29.9k 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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  • Jon Jones1
    286
    111

    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

  • Anderson Silva2
    224
    79

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • Demetrious Johnson3

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

  • Israel Adesanya4
    280
    133

    Israel Adesanya

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

  • Daniel Cormier5
    214
    95

    Daniel Cormier

    United States of America

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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

  • Kamaru Usman6
    126
    66

    Kamaru Usman

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

  • Francis Ngannou7
    119
    64

    Francis Ngannou

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

  • Anthony Johnson8
    105
    59

    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

  • Tyron Woodley9
    106
    67

    Tyron Woodley

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Ferguson, Missouri

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

  • Yoel Romero10

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

  • Quinton Jackson11
    80
    46

    Quinton Jackson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

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

  • Rashad Evans12
    70
    47

    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

  • Alistair Overeem13
    76
    54

    Alistair Overeem

    Netherlands

    BirthplaceYarm, United Kingdom

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

  • Derrick Lewis14
    65
    45

    Derrick Lewis

    United States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

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

  • Kevin Randleman15
    51
    32

    Kevin Randleman

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSandusky, USA, Ohio

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

  • Aljamain Sterling16
    48
    31

    Aljamain Sterling

    USA

    BirthplaceUniondale, New York, USA

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

  • Kimbo Slice17
    70
    60

    Kimbo Slice

    United States of America

    BirthplaceNassau, Bahamas

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

  • Kevin Lee18
    45
    37

    Kevin Lee

    United States of America

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

  • Uriah Hall19
    34
    24

    Uriah Hall

    Jamaica

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

  • Cheick Kongo20
    30
    24

    BirthplaceParis, France

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

  • Benson Henderson21
    40
    36

    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

  • Ovince St. Preux22

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

  • Yves Edwards23

    Height: 5'10''

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

  • Neil Magny24
    20
    17

    Neil Magny

    USA

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

  • Paul Daley25

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