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The Best Southpaw Fighters In The UFC

Updated September 4, 2019 1.7k votes 196 voters 3.0k 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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  • Conor McGregor1
    153
    41

    Conor McGregor

    Republic of Ireland

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

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

  • Anderson Silva2
    130
    30

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • Stephen Thompson3

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

  • Robbie Lawler4
    60
    16

    Robbie Lawler

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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

  • Nate Diaz5
    80
    34

    Nate Diaz

    United States of America

    BirthplaceStockton, California, United States of America

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

  • Nick Diaz6
    78
    33

    BirthplaceStockton, California

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

  • Holly Holm7
    57
    19

    Holly Holm

    United States of America

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

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

  • Lyoto Machida8
    59
    26

    Lyoto Machida

    Brazil, Japan

    BirthplaceSalvador, Brazil

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

  • Chael Sonnen9
    48
    23

    Chael Sonnen

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • Darren Till10
    45
    21

    Darren Till

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

  • Mirko Filipović11
    43
    23

    Mirko Filipović

    Yugoslavia, Croatia

    BirthplaceVinkovci, Croatia

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

  • Anthony Pettis12
    36
    19

    Anthony Pettis

    United States of America

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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

  • Luke Rockhold13

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

  • Dominick Reyes14
    35
    22

    Dominick Reyes

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

  • Vitor Belfort15
    38
    27

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

  • Demian Maia16
    26
    15

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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

  • Rich Franklin17
    32
    23

    Rich Franklin

    United States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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

  • Benson Henderson18
    19
    18

    Benson Henderson

    United States of America

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

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

  • Diego Sanchez19
    15
    19

    Diego Sanchez

    United States of America, Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, USA, New Mexico

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

  • Chris Leben20
    18
    28

    Chris Leben

    United States of America

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

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

  • Matt Mitrione21
    11
    19

    Matt Mitrione

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

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

  • Takanori Gomi22

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

  • Sam Alvey23
    11
    20

    Sam Alvey

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

  • Shinya Aoki24

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

  • Yushin Okami25
    12
    27

    BirthplaceKanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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