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The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC  

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List Rules Vote up the best left-handed fighters in UFC history.

The best UFC southpaws have included some of the all-time great fighters in mixed martial arts history. Most sports have a hit list of talented left-handed athletes who prove being a lefty is not a disadvantage. Some of the top UFC southpaws include all-time greats like Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, and Lyota Machida. 

All the incredible fighters to develop the reputation as strong southpaws have could be considered among the best in UFC history. The best southpaw UFC fighters will be featured along with their fighting styles and weight classes. 

So which UFC southpaw fighters stand out above the others. Which of them deserves to have the rank the highest based on the overall body of work? Vote up the best southpaw UFC fighters when comparing them against each other to figure out who is the top overall choice!

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1
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil

Height: 6'2''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Muay Thai

2
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Height: 5'9''
Weight class: Lightweight
Fighting style: Boxing

3
Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
USA

Height: 6'0''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

4
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

Height: 5'11''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Kickboxing, Wrestling

5
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

Height: 6'0''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

6
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil, Japan

Height: 6'1''
Weight class: Light Heavyweight
Fighting style: Shotokan Karate, Muay Thai, Sumo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

7
Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

Height: 5'8''
Weight class: Bantamweight
Fighting style: Boxing

8
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

9
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Yugoslavia, Croatia

Height: 6'2''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Taekwondo

10
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

Height: 5'10''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

11
Stephen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

12
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

13
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil

Height: 6'0''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Shotokan Karate

14
Darren Till is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Darren Till

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

15
Dominick Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Dominick Reyes

Height: 6'4''
Weight class: Light heavyweight
Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

16
Luke Rockhold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Height: 6'3''
Weight class: Light Heavyweight
Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

17
Diego Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America, Mexico

Height: 5'10''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Wrestling, Gaidojutsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

18
Demian Maia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil

Height: 6'1''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

19
Takanori Gomi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Height: 5'8''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Shootfighting, Boxing, Wrestling

20
Benson Henderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

21
Yushin Okami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Japan

Height: 6'2''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Judo

22
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

Height: 5'11''
Weight class: Middleweight
Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

23
Shinya Aoki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Height: 5'11''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Judo

24
Matt Mitrione is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Matt Mitrione United States of America

Height: 6'3''
Weight class: Heavyweight
Fighting style: Shotokan Karate

25
Sam Alvey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Sam Alvey

Height: 6'2''
Weight class: Light Heavyweight
Fighting style: Brazilian jiu-jitsu