There is always a competition in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Although 2020 was not so kind, but these UFC fighters have given a remarkable performance this year. Some of the UFC fighters have kept their unbeatable streak, Some did what others couldn’t do and Some are making their way up. The UFC gives their rankings with the categories like UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking, UFC Lightweight Ranking, UFC Welterweight Ranking, UFC Bantamweight Ranking, UFC Women’s Strawweight Ranking, etc. But the one’s I have given are overall rankings of UFC men fighters. These rankings are based on their performance, wins, techniques, etc in the UFC fights. Some of the UFC fighters on the list are not popular yet. Here are the Top 10 UFC fighters of 2020.
10. Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovski is a 32-year-old Australian fighter. Alexander Volkanovski is currently the UFC Featherweight Champion. Alexander started his career in the middleweight category. His streak was 4-0 before going into professional fights. Alexander Volkanovski is also a Featherweight Champion of the Australian Fighting Championship (AFC). Currently, he is ranked #6 in the UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Alexander Volkanovsk’s overall MMA professional record is 21-1.
9. Amanda Nunes
Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a 32-year-old Brazillian fighter. Amanda Nunes is currently the reigning champion of the bantamweight division and the featherweight division. She is the first woman to hold both titles and also the only fighter to hold and defend both titles. Amanda Nunes had trained in Karate at the age of 4 and Boxing at the age of 16 then trained in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. She made her professional debut on 8 March 2008 at the Prime MMA Championship 2. Amanda Nunes is currently #1 in women’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Her professional record is 20-4.
8. Justin Gaethje
Justin Ray Gaethje is a 32-year-old American fighter. Justin Gaethje is currently #11 in the men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Justin Gaethje started training in wrestling at the age of 4. He was a two-time state champion during his high school. Justin Gaethje started MMA during his college. On August 20, 2011, Justin Gathje made his professional debut. Justin Gaethje signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2017. Justin Gaethje is ranked #1 in the UFC Lightweight Rankings. Justin Gaethje’s professional record is 22-3.
7. Tony Ferguson
Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla is also known as Tony Ferguson is a 36-year-old American fighter. Tony Ferguson was a former interim UFC Lightweight champion. Tony Ferguson has trained in Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wing Chun. Tony Ferguson made his professional MMA debut in 2008. He signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2011 in The Ultimate Fighter 13. Since then he has been with the UFC. Tony Ferguson is currently #4 in the UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Tony Ferguson’s professional record is 26-5.
6. Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou is a 34-year-old Cameroonian-French fighter. Francis Ngannou is known as the Hardest Recorded Puncher in the UFC’s history. Francis Ngannou comes from a substandard background. He started training in boxing at the age of 22. In Paris, he was trained by Didier Carmont for free. His MMA career began in 2013. He made his UFC debut in 2015. Francis Ngannou is currently ranked #15 in UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking and #1 in the Heavyweight Rankings. Francis Ngannou’s professional record is 15-3.
5. Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman is a 33 year old Nigerian-American fighter. Kamaru Usman is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion. Kamaru Usman started wrestling during high school compiling a record of 53-3. Kamaru Usman made his professional MMA debut in 2012. Kamaru Usman debuted in the UFC in 2015 in The Ultimate Fighter 21. Kamaru Usman is #5 in the UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Kamaru Usman’s professional record is 17-1.
4. Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic is a 38 year old American fighter. Stipe Miocic is a two time and currently the UFC Heavyweight Champion. He has successfully defended his title 4 times in his 2 title reign. He holds a streak of longest title defending in heavyweight and for the most wins in heavyweight division. With only eight months of training the defeated fighters with longer experience in boxing. And only after that eight months of training he won the Cleveland Golden Gloves boxing champion. He signed with the UFC in 2011. Stipe Miocic holds a professional record of 20-3.
3. Israel Adesanya
Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya is a 31 year old Nigerian-New Zealand fighter. Israel Adesanya is currently the UFC Middleweight Champion. Israel Adesanya has trained in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, MuayThai, MMA, Wrestling. Israel Adesanya made his professional debut in 2012. Israel Adesanya is #3 in UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Israel Adesanya is considered as one of the best strikers. He holds an unbeatable record of 20.
2. Jon Jones
Jonathan Dwight Jones is a 33 year old American fighter. Jon Jones is former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Jon Jones was also the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jon Jones has trained in Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do, and MMA. Jones made his UFC debut in 2008. At the age of 23 Jon Jones was the youngest UFC champion. Jon Jones holds records in most wins, most title defences, longest win streaks. Jon Jones holds a professional record of 26-1.
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov was a 32 year Russian fighter. Khabib started training at the age of eight. Khabib Nurmagomedov has trained in Sambo, Wrestling, KickBoxing, Freestyle Wrestling, Judo. Khabib made his professional MMA debut in 2008. Khabib is the longest reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. He is ranked #1 in the UFC men’s Pound for Pound Ranking. Khabib is considered the greatest fighter in the history of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Khabib retired with an undefeated record of 29.
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