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The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Updated September 4, 2019 2.6k votes 309 voters 5.2k 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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    206
    51

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • 2

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

  • 3
    137
    51

    Nate Diaz

    United States of America

    BirthplaceStockton, California, United States of America

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

  • 4

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

  • 5
    121
    42

    BirthplaceStockton, California

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

  • 6
    92
    28

    Robbie Lawler

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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

  • 7
    92
    30

    Holly Holm

    United States of America

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

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

  • 8
    85
    41

    Lyoto Machida

    Brazil, Japan

    BirthplaceSalvador, Brazil

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

  • 9
    73
    34

    Darren Till

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

  • 10
    74
    40

    Chael Sonnen

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • 11
    64
    35

    BirthplaceVinkovci, Croatia

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

  • 12
    47
    30

    Anthony Pettis

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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

  • 13
    53
    38

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

  • 14

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

  • 15
    44
    31

    Dominick Reyes

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

  • 16
    42
    33

    Rich Franklin

    United States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

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

  • 17
    35
    26

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • 18

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

  • 19
    28
    39

    Chris Leben

    United States of America

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • 20
    21
    33

    Diego Sanchez

    United States of America, Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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

  • 21
    16
    31

    Sam Alvey

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

  • 22
    14
    31

    Matt Mitrione

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

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

  • 23

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

  • 24
    16
    36

    BirthplaceJapan, Kanagawa Prefecture

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

  • 25

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

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