Top 10 Ufc Fighters Now:
1. Jon Jones
Jon Jones(22-1) – Love him or hate him it’s hard to deny that Jon “Bones” Jones may go down as the greatest light heavyweight in UFC history. In professional wrestling Randy Orton was known as the “legend killer” but in the UFC that title goes to Jones. His only true losses deals with his outside of the cage issues which cost him his belt. Still many feel he is the true champion of the weight class and we will see if that is accurate when he faces his rival Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 this summer.
Jon has been living a new life with extreme focus since his last troubles with the law and even though his most previous fight wasn’t award worthy, we all can’t wait to see him again. It is possible after UFC 200 that we see Bones as the #1 PFP fighter which many still think he is.
Top 10 Ufc Fighters Now
2. Anderson Silva
Gotta go with Anderson Silva, too obvious. Fighting him must be like striking at smoke. Smooth and elusive movement, ridiculously accurate strikes, and the Muay Thai clinch… Vicious.No contest, 300 Spartans couldn’t take him, chuck Norris could be multiplied a million times, and all those copies could fight Silva at the same time, and Silva would decimate them.
Yes, he lost now. But, don’t judge him by those few losses. His achievements and records were accomplished in the most difficult fighting organization in the world, known as the UFC. He is the best.”Anderson Silva is no doubt the best
3. Neil Magny
One of the most active fighters on the UFC roster, for the second year in a row Magny competed in five UFC bouts. While he was unable to go 5-0 for a second straight year, Magny’s 4-1 record in 2015 is impressive nonetheless.
Magny’s lone loss of the year came at the hands of BJJ master Demian Maia, a fighter who has won four straight and is right in the mix for a welterweight title shot. Even though Magny fought hard he was outclassed by the superior grappling of Maia.
In what’s become common place for him, Magny stepped up on short notice twice to close out the year. First filling in for an injured Rick Story to face Erick Silva just 22 days removed from his loss to Maia. Then Magny stepped up again to replace an injured Matt Brown to face Kelvin Gastelum. Magny won both bouts via split decision.
A gamer in every sense of the word Mangy, once again proved to the fans and the UFC brass that he is ready and willing to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere. That is a characteristic you just don’t see every day in today’s UFC. Four wins, three bonus checks and a spot in the top 10 in the UFC welterweight rankings, not a bad year at all.
4. Robbie Lawler
Robbie Lawler(27-10) – If there was an award for comeback fighter of all time that mantle would have the face of “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler placed next to it. The gifted American Top Team fighter started off at a young age and was thrown to the wolves which hurt his record tremendously. Many thought he would be done with the sport but a revitalized fighter came back to the UFC with some bad intentions and boy did he produce. He is on a five fight win streak including his close bouts with Johnny Hendrix and an all time classic against Rory MacDonald. Lawler has always been known as a hard hitting striker but his take down defense is now at another level.
Mixed with his great team and durability he may be his own worst enemy in his upcoming battles. He now faces a very familiar foe at UFC 201 against his friend and teammate Tyron Woodley. If he dispatches Woodley like he did Condit in his last fight then it is possible that we may see him move up the rankings. Even though he has been in the sport for a long time Robbie is only 34 years old. There is always a question if the once dominant welterweight GSP will ever return to the sport and if he does we have a feeling that Lawler would be more than happy to welcome him back.
5. Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva are the only two who seem interesting to watch. Chuck is a very stronger hitter than anyone else in the UFC and has some good kicks too. Chuck can dominate in the octagon and knock somebody out cold and had a cool nickname as the Iceman the only name that’s as cool as that is Silva’s the Spider. Chuck I think at least is at least number 2 if not 1 in my opinion. Great fighter with much power he gets my vote.
Chuck Liddell is fast, agile, has all the knowledge his upcoming
Opponents he can throw a had punch and if you get court you are in
Trouble, he has his good moments and some bad he can fight on the ground and standing up he plays mind games and gets in to your head
If he loses he honors the winner and is a good sports man Vote: chuck liddell
Oh yeah the iceman come on homies really why would you give anderson silva a higher mark than liddell come on this is silvia vs liddell manke the choice.
Most overrated fighter in ufc history.
Top 10 Ufc Fighters Now
6. Tony Ferguson
In easily the deepest division in all of MMA, Ferguson had an incredible year. Three fights, three wins, two finishes and four bonus checks, Ferguson went from being a fringe top 10 lightweight to the UFC’s No. 5 ranked lightweight.
In his first bout of the year Ferguson submitted the notoriously tough Gleison Tibau for just the second time in his career. Tibau might not be a big name with the casual fan base but he is one of the toughest matchups in the lightweight division. He fights everyone tough and Ferguson dominated him in route to a first round submission victory and a “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Next up for Ferguson was a bout against former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. This is the bout where Ferguson really showed the world he is a true contender. Thomson might have been a little past his prime at the time but the former champion is far from an easy out. Ferguson controlled the action and the exchanges and won a clear cut unanimous decision. Ferguson also took home his second “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Originally Ferguson’s final bout of the year was to be against Khabib Nurmagomedov but once again Nurmagomedov suffered an injury and had to withdraw from the bout. Instead Ferguson took on one of the sport’s most dynamic strikers in Edson Barboza. After an incredible first round of action Ferguson submitted Barboza with an incredible d’arce choke in the second round. Following the bout Ferguson received bonus checks for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night.”
7. Max Holloway
The last non-champion on the list few fighters can compete with Holloway’s 2015 resume. The Hawaiian fought four times – three of his opponents are currently ranked in the top 10 of the UFC featherweight rankings – and won four times.
In his first outing of the year Holloway took on an always game Cole Miller. Holloway couldn’t finish Miller but he was never in danger of losing the fight. Between an evolving striking game and improvements in his grappling game Holloway won in all phases of the fight leaving no doubt in the judges’ minds.
Next Holloway took a major step up in competition to face Cub Swanson. Saying Holloway was up for the challenge would be a huge understatement as Holloway battered Swanson on the feet before sinking in a guillotine choke late in the third round to end the bout. In addition to picking up the biggest win of his young career Holloway also earned the second “Performance of the Night” bonus of his career.
After the Swanson bout Holloway fought Charles Oliveira. Like Holloway Oliveira is one of the best young talents in the featherweight division but sadly their bout came to an abrupt end. Early in the first round Oliveira was rendered unable to continue when he suffered a micro-tear in his esophagus.
In Holloway’s final appearance of the year the young Hawaiian took on hard hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. If the Swanson win was his coming out party the Stephens bout firmly established Holloway as a title contender. For three rounds Holloway out gunned one of the most explosive strikers in the UFC in route to a unanimous decision victory.
8. Brock Lesnar
Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.
He is a monster weighing 265 lbs you can tell Brock is just stronger than everyone in ufc
He may not be the best UFC fighter…but he is definitely the baddest man on the planet…
The beast and he is not only strong but also so speed for size and so talented and he is one who defeated shane and he also randy
He’s just an all out beast
9. Daniel Cormier
Even though his year didn’t start the way he intended Cormier ended up having a pretty impressive 2015. Cormier fought three times, won twice and earned the UFC lightweight title he coveted.
In his first bout of the year Cormier challenged then champion Jon Jones for the light heavyweight strap. Even though he fought valiantly Jones was too much for him earning a clear unanimous decision.
The loss was a crushing blow to Comrier, but then Jones got in his own way and Cormier was offered a chance at redemption. After he was involved in an incident – fleeing the scene of an accident in New Mexico – Jones was stripped of his title and suspended by the UFC. The UFC then reached out to Cormier to step up and replace Jones in a bout against Anthony Johnson for the vacant light heavyweight title.
Cormier jumped at the opportunity and, after getting rocked early by the hard hitting Johnson, took control of the action with his superior skill set. Midway through the third round Cormier sank in a rear naked choke to become the UFC light heavyweight champion.
In Cormier’s final outing of the year he took on Alexander Gustafsson in his first title defense. The fight was spectacular and Gustafsson pushed the champion to the brink but when the dust settled Cormier had earned a split decision victory.
10. Luke Rockhold
Rockhold’s first bout of the year came against former UFC light heavyweight champion and middleweight title contender Lyoto Machida. Easily one of the most technically gifted fighters in MMA today Machida was a huge test for Rockhold; a test he passed with flying colors. Rockhold dominated the contest and became just the second person to ever submit Machida.
It wasn’t just that Rockhold defeated Machida; it was how he did it that really turned a lot of heads. Everyone knew Rockhold was a contender heading into that bout but the result made people realize he had true championship potential.
In Rockhold’s second bout of the year he challenged undefeated champion Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title. Weidman looked to be in control of the action early but then Rockhold found his range. With beautifully measured punches and vicious kicks to the body Rockhold wore the champion down and forced him to make a fatal mistake. Late in the third round Weidman went for a spinning technique that missing and Rockhold took him straight to the ground where his top game technique and ground and pound took control.
The fight should have been stopped after Rockhold battered the champion but the referee did not intervene; instead Wiedman was forced to endure more punishment from Rockhold in the fourth. After taking Weidman down to the canvas and brutalizing him once again Rockhold earned the victory and the title via stoppage midway through the fourth.
Top 10 Ufc Fighters Now