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The 50 Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters Active In MMA Have Been Named And Ranked

The 50 Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters Active In MMA Have Been Named And Ranked

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

Jones, 32, 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.


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

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 UFC stars Henry Cejudo and Israel Adesanya.


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

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50. Santiago 'Gente Boa' Ponzinibbio

49. Alistair 'The Demolition Man' Overeem


48. Nate Diaz

47. Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker

46. Cory Sandhagen

45. Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone


44. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson

43. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos

42. Jared 'Killa Gorilla' Cannonier

41. Kelvin Gastelum

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40. Patricio Pitbull

39. Jan Blachowicz

38. Darren 'The Gorilla' Till

37. Aljamain 'Funk Master' Sterling

36. Anthony 'Lionheart' Smith

35. Petr 'No Mercy' Yan

34. Curtis 'Razor' Blaydes

33. Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi

32. Ryan 'Darth' Bader

31. Zabit Magomedsharipov

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30. Leon 'Rocky' Edwards

29. Joseph 'The Beefcake' Benavidez

28. Brian 'T-City' Ortega

27. Douglas 'The Phenom' Lima

26. 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung

25. Deiveson 'Deus da Guerra' Figueiredo

24. Jose Aldo 'Junior'

23. 'Magic' Marlon Moraes

22. Jorge 'Gamebred' Masvidal

21. Yoel 'Soldier of God' Romero

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20. Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje

19. Dominick 'The Devastator' Reyes

18. Paulo 'The Eraser' Costa

17. Colby 'Chaos' Covington

16. Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley

15. Francis 'The Predator' N'Gannou

14. Robert 'The Reaper' Whittaker

13. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor

12. Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier

11. Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski

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10. Max 'Blessed' Holloway

9. Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson

8. Daniel 'DC' Cormier

7. Kamaru 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman

6. Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya

5. Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson

4. Henry 'The Messenger' Cejudo

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: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, MMA News, Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, Henry Cejudo, Tony Ferguson, UFC, MMA, Israel Adesanya, Kamaru Usman

Adnan Riaz

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