The Biggest MMA/UFC Stars

Posted on 30 March, 2022

Conor McGregor

The biggest star MMA has ever had. He was champion at both 145 (featherweight) and 155 (lightweight) at the same time. His charisma and brazen self-confidence backed up by his flashy knockouts made him a star.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

29-0. UFC Lightweight champion. His fame skyrocketed after his PPV main event victory (and brawl) with Conor McGregor.

Nate Diaz

The straight-shooting Stockton native. While he and his brother were both well-liked in the MMA sphere, he also propelled himself into the mainstream with a huge submission victory of Conor McGregor.

Ronda Rousey

The biggest female MMA star. She dismantled her opponents quickly with her Judo skills. She made it into the mainstream breaking the mold of what many thought MMA fighters were like.

Anderson Silva

The record holder for longest time spent as Champion from 2006 to 2013. He showboated and sniped his opponents into unconsciousness for most of his UFC fights. Due to his long reign of domination and impressive victories, he's considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.

George St Pierre

Considered to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. A humble Canadian who defended his title many times until his retirement. He then un-retired for a single fight to win his second belt from Michael Bisping.

Jon Jones

The youngest champion in UFC history. Undefeated in 18 fights (one NC due to his win against Daniel Cormier being overturn after a failed drug test). He is also considered one of the greatest fighters of all time. His early career involved violently finishing big names in the UFC.

Brock Lesnar

A WWE superstar who parlayed his freak-athleticism and collegiate wrestling prowess into a UFC heavyweight title. He brought in many pro-wrestling fans into MMA.

Chuck Lidell

The early UFC star who was the first fighter to break into the mainstream and do commercials.

Israel Adesanya

Khamzat Chimaev

Tito Ortiz

Sean O'Malley

Randy Couture

BJ Penn

Royce Gracie

Jose Aldo

Max Holloway

Francis Ngannou

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