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The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Updated September 4, 2019 1.5k votes 157 voters 2.4k views25 items

List RulesVote 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
    105
    22

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • 2
    Conor McGregor
    119
    38

    Conor McGregor

    Republic of Ireland

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

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

  • 3
    Stephen Thompson

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

  • 4
    Nick Diaz
    72
    27

    BirthplaceStockton, California

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

  • 5
    Nate Diaz
    72
    28

    Nate Diaz

    United States of America

    BirthplaceStockton, California, United States of America

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

  • 6
    Robbie Lawler
    49
    12

    Robbie Lawler

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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

  • 7
    Lyoto Machida
    51
    22

    Lyoto Machida

    Brazil, Japan

    BirthplaceSalvador, Brazil

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

  • 8
    Holly Holm
    45
    18

    Holly Holm

    United States of America

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

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

  • 9
    Mirko Filipović
    39
    18

    Mirko Filipović

    Yugoslavia, Croatia

    BirthplaceVinkovci, Croatia

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

  • 10
    Darren Till
    35
    15

    Darren Till

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

  • 11
    Chael Sonnen
    35
    20

    Chael Sonnen

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • 12
    Anthony Pettis
    32
    18

    Anthony Pettis

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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

  • 13
    Luke Rockhold

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

  • 14
    Vitor Belfort
    35
    25

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

  • 15
    Rich Franklin
    29
    21

    Rich Franklin

    United States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

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

  • 16
    Demian Maia
    22
    12

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • 17
    Dominick Reyes
    28
    20

    Dominick Reyes

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

  • 18
    Benson Henderson
    18
    14

    Benson Henderson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

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

  • 19
    Diego Sanchez
    14
    17

    Diego Sanchez

    United States of America, Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, USA, New Mexico

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

  • 20
    Chris Leben
    18
    25

    Chris Leben

    United States of America

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • 21
    Takanori Gomi

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

  • 22
    Shinya Aoki

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

  • 23
    Matt Mitrione
    9
    18

    Matt Mitrione

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

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

  • 24
    Sam Alvey
    8
    20

    Sam Alvey

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

  • 25
    Yushin Okami
    11
    25

    BirthplaceKanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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