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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
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

2
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil

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

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
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Brazil

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

6
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

7
Stephen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

8
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

10
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Croatia

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

11
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

12
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

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

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

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
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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
Dominick Reyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
Dominick Reyes

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

18
Benson Henderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC
United States of America

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

19
Diego Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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

Height: 5'8''
Weight class: Welterweight
Fighting style: Shootfighting, Boxing, 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
Shinya Aoki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

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

23
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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