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The 50 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named

The 50 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named

UFC icon Georges St-Pierre has been crowned the best MMA fighter of all time ahead of fellow legend Jon Jones.

The 38-year-old Canadian star, who won championships in two different weight classes, called it time on his illustrious fighting career last February.

And 'GSP,' who lost only twice in his professional fighting career, was named top of Tapology's rankings by MMA fans.


Tapology says its rankings "compiles our member lists, then updates in real time for up-to-the-minute information."

Jones, who is often revered as one of the best MMA fighters of all time, fell short in the rankings and finished behind 'GSP' in second place.

Some of the notable names that finished outside of the top 50 included UFC legend Ronda Rousey (52nd), Nate Diaz (76th) and Brock Lesnar (82nd).

Posted below are the 50 MMA fighters of all time.

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50. Eddie 'The Underground King' Alvarez

49. Rich 'Ace' Franklin

48. Cris Cyborg


47. 'The Warmaster' Josh Barnett

46. Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis

45. Frank 'The Legend' Shamrock

44. Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi


43. 'Smooth' Benson Henderson

42. Alistair 'The Demolition Man' Overeem

41. Rafael dos Anjos

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40. 'The Gracie Hunter' Kazushi Sakuraba

39. Michael 'The Count' Bisping

38. Chris 'All American' Weidman

37. TJ Dillashaw

36. Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson

35. Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley

34. Junior 'Cigano' dos Santos

33. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

32. 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler

31. Vitor 'The Phenom' Belfort

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30. 'El Guapo' Bas Rutten

29. 'The California Kid' Urijah Faber

28. 'The Huntington Beach Bad Boy' Tito Ortiz

27. Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic

26. Fabricio 'Vai Cavalo' Werdum

25. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

24. Royce Gracie

23. Amanda 'The Lioness' Nunes

22. Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida

21. Cain Velasquez

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20. 'The Axe Murderer' Wanderlei Silva

19. Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira

18. Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar

17. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor

16. Max 'Blessed' Holloway

15. Stipe Miocic

14. Dominick 'The Dominator' Cruz

13. 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn

12. Dan 'Hendo' Henderson

11. Matt Hughes

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10. Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell

9. Randy 'The Natural' Couture

8. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov

7. Jose Aldo 'Junior'

6. Daniel 'DC' Cormier

5. 'The Last Emperor' Fedor Emelianenko

4. Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson

3. Anderson 'The Spider' Silva

2. Jon 'Bones' Jones

1. Georges 'Rush' St-Pierre

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You can check out the top 100 rankings (and beyond it) over at Tapology.

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

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