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List of famous mixed martial artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mixed martial artists in the world? This includes the most prominent mixed martial artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mixed martial artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mixed martial artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mixed martial artists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known mixed martial artists to the lesser known mixed martial artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mixed martial artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mixed martial artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous mixed martial artists?" then you're in the right place. (207 items)

Gina Carano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Gina Carano Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist. Carano began her training with straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA where she had ...more

Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Ronda Rousey Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight ...more

Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Dave Bautista David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor, former professional mixed martial artist, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in the WWE under the ring ...more

Miesha Tate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Miesha Tate Miesha Theresa Tate is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is a former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has also won a silver ...more

Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Tito Ortiz Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz is an American mixed martial artist and personality fighting for Bellator MMA. In the MMA world, he is known for his stint with Ultimate Fighting ...more

Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jon Jones Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones is an American mixed martial artist. He is the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. When he won the title in March 2011, he became the youngest champion in UFC ...more

Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Anderson Silva Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title defense streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 with 16 consecutive ...more

Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell is a retired American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion. Liddell has an extensive striking ...more

Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Bobby Lashley Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley is an American mixed martial artist, former collegiate amateur wrestler, and professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ...more

Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Dan Severn Daniel "Dan" DeWayne Severn is a retired American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship ...more

Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Vitor Belfort Vitor Vieira Belfort is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as well as UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion. Belfort was born in Rio de Janeiro and ...more

Dustin Poirier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Dustin Poirier Dustin Glenn Poirier is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Poirier is one of the subjects of the documentary ...more

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José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
José Aldo José Aldo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who competes as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Aldo was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion and thus, ...more

Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Antonio Inoki Muhammad Hussain Inoki is a Japanese professional wrestling promoter, politician, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist best known by the ring name Antonio Inoki. Also known as ...more

Chris Weidman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Chris Weidman Christopher J. "Chris" Weidman is an undefeated American mixed martial artist. He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. As of October 23, 2014, he is #4 in official UFC ...more

Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Forrest Griffin Forrest Griffin is an American retired mixed martial artist and a UFC Hall of Famer. Since 2005, he has been signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC Light ...more

Charles Dera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Charles Dera Charles Dera is an American pornographic actor, dancer, model, former United States Marine, and MMA fighter. He has performed in dozens of straight pornographic movies.

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Keith Jardine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Keith Jardine Keith Hector Jardine is a retired American mixed martial artist. Jardine is best known for his victories over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions and UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and ...more

Rashad Evans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Rashad Evans Rashad Anton Evans is an American mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Evans was the Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2. ...more

Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Lyoto Machida Lyoto Carvalho Machida is a Japanese Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently fights in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight ...more

Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Fedor Emelianenko Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian politician and retired Heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka. He has won championships and accolades in multiple sports, most notably ...more

Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Anthony Pettis Anthony Pettis is an American mixed martial artist. He is the former UFC Lightweight Champion. Pettis was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion prior to the promotion being merged into the ...more

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Mac Danzig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Mac Danzig Mac Danzig is a retired American mixed martial artist, who competed as a lightweight in several MMA promotions, most notably the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Bec Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Bec Hyatt Rebecca "Bec" Rawlings, born 11 February 1989, is an Australian mixed martial artist currently fighting in Invicta Fighting Championships in the strawweight division. She is currently ...more

Bob Sapp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Bob Sapp Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist. ...more

Joe Son is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Joe Son Joseph Hyungmin Son, commonly known as Joe Son, is a South Korean mixed martial arts fighter and manager, actor, and convicted felon. He is currently serving life without the possibility of ...more

Sylvester Terkay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Sylvester Terkay Sylvester Matthew Terkay is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist best known for his run in World Wrestling Entertainment. A 2-time NWA Zero-One U.S. Champion, he earned the ...more

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Cung Le is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Cung Le Cung Le is a Vietnamese-American retired mixed martial artist, actor, and former Sanshou kickboxer who competed as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, holding a record of 2-2 ...more

Jon Fitch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jon Fitch Jonathan Parker Fitch is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the welterweight division of World Series of Fighting. Fitch formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and ...more

Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Royce Gracie Royce Gracie is a retired Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is considered by some to be the most influential figure in ...more

Jake Shields is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jake Shields Jake Sequoyah Shields is an American male mixed martial artist, currently fighting in the welterweight division for the World Series of Fighting. He was the last Rumble on the Rock Welterweight ...more

Josh Thomson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Josh Thomson Joshua Joseph Thomson is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2001, Thomson has also competed in PRIDE, ...more

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Joe Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Joe Doerksen Joseph Daniel Doerksen is a Canadian mixed martial artist from New Bothwell, Manitoba. He is a veteran of promotions such as the UFC and the IFL. He specializes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with the ...more

Junior dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Junior dos Santos Junior "Cigano" dos Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion. As of January 17, 2014, he is #2 in official UFC heavyweight rankings after the ...more

Gilbert Melendez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Gilbert Melendez Gilbert Q. Melendez is an American mixed martial artist in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a two-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and former WEC ...more

Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Nick Diaz Nickolas Robert "Nick" Diaz is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2001, he has formerly ...more

Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Nate Diaz Nathan Donald Diaz, professionally known as Nate Diaz, is an American mixed martial artist currently competing for the UFC in the Lightweight division and won The Ultimate Fighter 5. He is the ...more

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Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Robbie Lawler Robert Glenn "Robbie" Lawler is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current UFC ...more

2Play is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
2Play Wesley Johnson, known by his stage name 2Play, is a British musician, record producer, and mixed martial artist.

Liz Carmouche is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Liz Carmouche Liz Carmouche is an American mixed martial arts fighter. Carmouche currently competes for UFC in the women's bantamweight division. Carmouche competed in the first ever women's MMA match in the ...more

Kimbo Slice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Kimbo Slice Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, is a Bahamian born American boxer, mixed martial artist and occasional actor. He became famous for mutual combat street fights which were spread ...more

Chad Bannon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Chad Bannon Chad Bannon, also credited as Chad Ullery, is an American television and movie actor. Standing 6’4” and weighing 280 pounds, he is best known for his role as Killer Karl in House of 1000 Corpses ...more

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Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Quinton Jackson Quinton Ramone Jackson is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and actor. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As of December 2014, he is a part of the UFC.

Jens Pulver is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jens Pulver Jens Johnnie Pulver is an American professional mixed martial artist and undefeated boxer and kickboxer. Pulver was the inaugural UFC Lightweight Champion in addition to serving as the headcoach ...more

Dave Legeno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Dave Legeno David "Dave" Legeno was an English actor and mixed martial artist.

Matt Hamill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Matt Hamill Matthew Stanley Hamill is a deaf American mixed martial artist and wrestler who last competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He is a three-time NCAA Division III National Champion ...more

Kōji Kitao is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Kōji Kitao Kōji Kitao is a former sumo wrestler and professional wrestler, born in Mie, Japan. He was sumo's 60th yokozuna, and the only yokozuna in sumo history not to win a top division tournament ...more

Jason Chambers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jason Chambers Jason Chambers is an American actor and mixed martial artist. Chambers is best known for his role as the host of the popular weekly television program Human Weapon on The History Channel. He has ...more

Jason David Frank is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Jason David Frank Jason David Frank is an American actor and professional mixed martial artist notable for his portrayal of Tommy Oliver in Power Rangers.

Eric Esch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Mixed Martial Artists
Eric Esch Eric Scott Esch, commonly referred to as Butterbean, is an American boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who competes in the Heavyweight division. He also is ...more