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The 50 Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters Active In MMA Have Been Ranked By Fans

The 50 Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters Active In MMA Have Been Ranked By Fans

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been voted the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world ahead of UFC legend Jon Jones.

Jones, 33, is widely regarded as one of the finest MMA fighters in history and is currently top of UFC's official pound-for-pound rankings.

But fans over at Tapology have placed 'Bones' behind UFC lightweight champ Khabib in the rankings.


Khabib, who is second on UFC's official rankings, climbed to the top of ESPN's pound-for-pound list at the expense of Jones.

The 31-year-old Russian star was scheduled to face rival Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April.

But the 'Eagle' has been forced to pull out of the event after being stuck in his native homeland due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ferguson also made the top 10 alongside the likes of fellow UFC stars Justin Gaethje and Israel Adesanya.


Posted below are the top 50 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, according to fans.

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50. Jack 'The Joker' Hermansson

49. Charles 'do Bronx' Oliveira


48. Nate Diaz

47. Cory Sandhagen

46. Cody 'No Love' Garbrandt

45. Kelvin Gastelum


44. Glover Teixeira

43. Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker

42. Yair 'El Pantera' Rodriguez

41. Jan Blachowicz

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40. Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi

39. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson

38. Brian 'T-City' Ortega

37. Jose Aldo 'Junior'

36. Jared 'Killa Gorilla' Cannonier

35. Patricio Pitbull

34. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos

33. Darren 'The Gorilla' Till

32. Joseph 'The Beefcake' Benavidez

31. Zabit Magomedsharipov

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30. 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung

29. Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley

28. Ryan 'Darth' Bader

27. Douglas 'The Phenom' Lima

26. Leon 'Rocky' Edwards

25. Curtis 'Razor' Blaydes

24. Yoel 'Soldier of God' Romero

23. Jorge 'Gamebred' Masvidal

22. Gilbert 'Durinho' Burns

21. Aljamain 'Funk Master' Sterling

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20. 'Magic' Marlon Moraes

19. Dominick 'The Devastator' Reyes

18. Paulo 'The Eraser' Costa

17. Colby 'Chaos' Covington

16. Deiveson 'Deus da Guerra' Figueiredo

15. Petr 'No Mercy' Yan

14. Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson

13. Robert 'The Reaper' Whittaker

12. Francis 'The Predator' N'Gannou

11. Max 'Blessed' Holloway

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10. Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson

9. Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier

8. Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje

7. Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski

6. Daniel 'DC' Cormier

5. Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya

4. Kamaru 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman

3. Stipe Miocic

2. Jon 'Bones' Jones

1. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov

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You can view the MMA fighters that finished outside of the top 50 over at Tapology.

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

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