The Hottest UFC Fighters Of 2023

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Vote up the hottest UFC fighters this year.

Who are the hottest UFC fighters in 2023? It's time to settle the debate as we rank the hottest UFC fighters right now. Not including retired MMA fighters, this list of the most attractive UFC fighters features cute faces, ripped bodies, and contagious smiles. Whether you're looking for handsome or just tall, these sexy UFC fighters give fans more reasons to watch the fight (or stalk them on Instagram). 

Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are among the hottest UFC fighters male. Paulo Costa and Dustin Poirier are two all time MMA legends who back up their style with great skill in the octagon. Young UFC fighters such as Sean O'Malley and Song Yadong have something to say about the hottest MMA fighter debate as well.

Vote up the UFC fighters you're crushing on, and help decide which attractive UFC fighters deserve a spot on this list.

  • Paulo Costa
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    71 votes

    Paulo Costa


    Paulo Henrique Costa (born 21 April 1991) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a Middleweight (MMA) for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of October 25, 2021, he is #5 in the UFC middleweight rankings.
  • Conor McGregor
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    Conor Anthony McGregor (born July 14, 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. McGregor started his MMA career in 2008 and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles simultaneously before vacating them to sign with the UFC. In 2015, at UFC 194, he defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout thirteen seconds into the first round, which is the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first ...more
  • Chris Weidman
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    53 votes


    Christopher James Weidman (born June 17, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist and actor. He is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2013, he earned worldwide prominence by becoming the first man to defeat Anderson Silva (which he did twice) inside the UFC to become the Middleweight Champion, which he held for approximately two and a half years before losing it to Luke Rockhold. As of August 19, 2019, he is #7 in official UFC middleweight rankings.
  • Dustin Poirier
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    Dustin Glenn Poirier (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently competing as a Lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the interim UFC Lightweight Champion. A professional competitor since 2009, he formerly competed for Bang FC and the WEC. Poirier is one of the subjects of the documentary Fightville by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, which examines the mixed martial arts scene in southern Louisiana. He holds notable victories over champions Max Holloway twice, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Anthony Pettis. As of August 19, 2019, he is #8 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
  • Michael Chandler
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    Michael Chandler Jr. (born April 24, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist fighting in the lightweight division of Bellator MMA, where he is a three-time Bellator Lightweight World Champion. He was also the winner of the Bellator Season Four: Lightweight Tournament. He is currently ranked as the #9 lightweight in the world by He is ranked as the #7 lightweight in the world by He was the 2011 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year. He was also rated by as the #1 greatest fighter in Bellator history as of December 12, 2018. He holds notable victories over former UFC Lightweight Champions Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez.
  • Israel Adesanya
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    Israel Mobolaji Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer. He is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, which is the most titles in King in the Ring history. He currently competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the Interim Middleweight Champion. As of September 9, 2019, he is ranked #14 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.