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The Best UFC Fighters In The Octagon Today

February 20, 2020 9.4k votes 545 voters 3.3k 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
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    Francis N'Gannou

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

  • 6
    213
    125

    Dustin Poirier

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

  • 7
    212
    135

    Stipe Miocic

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

  • 8
    259
    175

    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
    162
    103

    Robert Whittaker

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

  • 10
    185
    126

    Justin Gaethje

    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
    185
    141

    Demetrious Johnson

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

  • 13

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

  • 14
    130
    102

    Alexander Volkanovski

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

  • 15
    102
    78

    Petr Yan

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

  • 16
    175
    155

    Tony Ferguson

    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
    130
    115

    Colby Covington

    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
    79
    66

    Leon Edwards

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

  • 21
    87
    76

    Zabit Magomedsharipov

    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