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The Best UFC Fighters In The Octagon Today

February 20, 2020 9.5k votes 547 voters 3.4k views48 items

The best UFC fighters right now all have dreams of being considered the best overall MMA fighter in the world. It is hard to compare fighters of different weight classes and divisions, but some talents just stand out above the rest, top lightweight UFC fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov and a light heavyweight like Jon Jones clearly among the best in the sport.

All of the top current UFC fighters active right now with an impressive record and maybe a belt or two in the bag are featured below. The most popular UFC fighters of 2020 include famous names like Stipe Miocic, Henry Cejudo, and Conor McGregor, who all stand up well against the rising stars of the MMA world.

So check out the list of the best current UFC fighters, and vote up for the best to help decide just which of these famous fighters currently rules the octagon.

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  • 1

    Height: 5'10''
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Weight Class: Lightweight
    Fighting Style: Combat Sambo, Judo, Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Lightweight Championship

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  • 2

    Height: 6'3''
    Weight: 184 pounds
    Weight Class: Middleweight
    Fighting Style: Kickboxing
    Belts won: UFC Middleweight Championship

  • 3

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Welterweight Championship

  • 4

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight: 145 pounds
    Weight Class: Featherweight
    Fighting Style: Jiujitsu
    Belts won: UFC Featherweight Championship, Interim UFC Featherweight Championship

  • 5

    Francis N'Gannou

    212
    119

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight: 255 pounds
    Weight Class: Heavyweight
    Fighting Style: Jiujitsu
    Belts won: N/A

  • 6

    Dustin Poirier

    214
    125

    Height: 5'9''
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Weight Class: Lightweight
    Fighting Style: Brazilian jiujitsu
    Belts won: Interim UFC Lightweight Championship

  • 7

    Stipe Miocic

    214
    135

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight: 230 pounds
    Weight Class: Heavyweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling, Boxing
    Belts won: UFC Heavyweight Championship

  • 8
    261
    176

    Height: 6'4''
    Weight: 204 pounds
    Weight Class: Light Heavyweight
    Fighting Style: Gaidojutsu, Jiujitsu
    Belts won: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

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  • 9

    Robert Whittaker

    163
    103

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Weight Class: Middleweight
    Fighting Style: Karate, Hapkido, Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Middleweight Championship, Interim UFC Middleweight Championship

  • 10

    Justin Gaethje

    186
    126

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Weight Class: Lightweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: N/A

  • 11

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight: 236 pounds
    Weight Class: Heavyweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Heavyweight Championship, UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

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  • 12

    Demetrious Johnson

    187
    141

    Height: 5'3''
    Weight: 134 pounds
    Weight Class: Bantamweight
    Fighting Style: Pankration, Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Flyweight Championship

  • 13

    Alexander Volkanovski

    131
    102

    Height: 5'6''
    Weight: 144 pounds
    Weight Class: Featherweight
    Fighting Style: Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Belts won: UFC Featherweight Championship

  • 14

    Height: 5'9''
    Weight: 130 pounds
    Weight Class: Lightweight
    Fighting Style: Boxing
    Belts won: UFC Featherweight Championship, UFC Lightweight Championship

  • 15

    Petr Yan

    104
    78

    Height: 5'7''
    Weight: 136 pounds
    Weight Class: Bantamweight
    Fighting Style: Muay Thai
    Belts won: N/A

  • 16

    Tony Ferguson

    177
    155

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Weight Class: Lightweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: Interim UFC Lightweight Championship

  • 17

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Kickboxing
    Belts won: N/A

  • 18

    Colby Covington

    132
    115

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: Interim UFC Welterweight Championship

  • 19

    Height: 5'4''
    Weight: 130 pounds
    Weight Class: Bantamweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: UFC Bantamweight Championship, UFC Flyweight Championship

  • 20

    Leon Edwards

    79
    66

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 171 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Kickboxing
    Belts won: N/A

  • 21

    Zabit Magomedsharipov

    87
    76

    Height: 6'1''
    Weight: 146 pounds
    Weight Class: Featherweight
    Fighting Style: Sanda
    Belts won: N/A

  • 22

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Belts won: N/A

  • 23

    Height: 5'7''
    Weight: 136 pounds
    Weight Class: Bantamweight
    Fighting Style: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Belts won: UFC Featherweight Champion

  • 24

    Height: 6'0''
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Weight Class: Middleweight
    Fighting Style: Wrestling
    Belts won: N/A

  • 25

    Height: 5'11''
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Weight Class: Welterweight
    Fighting Style: Boxing, Kickboxing
    Belts won: N/A