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MMA’s 50 Greatest Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

MMA’s 50 Greatest Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

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 welterweight champ Kamaru Usman (78th), Nate Diaz (66th) and Brock Lesnar (86th).

Posted below are the 50 MMA fighters of all time.

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50. Eddie 'The Underground King' Alvarez

49. Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis

48. 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey


47. Robert 'The Reaper' Whittaker

46. 'Smooth' Benson Henderson

45. Nick Diaz

44. Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi


43. Rafael dos Anjos

42. Alistair 'The Demolition Man' Overeem

41. TJ Dillashaw

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40. Junior 'Cigano' dos Santos

39. Chris 'All American' Weidman

38. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

37. Michael 'The Count' Bisping

36. Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley

35. Vitor 'The Phenom' Belfort

34. 'The Huntington Beach Bad Boy' Tito Ortiz

33. 'El Guapo' Bas Rutten

32. 'The Gracie Hunter' Kazushi Sakuraba

31. 'The California Kid' Urijah Faber

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30. Royce Gracie

29. Henry 'The Messenger' Cejudo

28. 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler

27. Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson

26. Fabricio 'Vai Cavalo' Werdum

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25. Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida

24. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

23. Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic

22. 'The Axe Murderer' Wanderlei Silva

21. Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira

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20. Amanda 'The Lioness' Nunes

19. Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar

18. Cain Velasquez

17. Max 'Blessed' Holloway

16. 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn

15. Dan 'Hendo' Henderson

14. Stipe Miocic

13. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor

12. Dominick 'The Dominator' Cruz

11. Matt Hughes

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10. Randy 'The Natural' Couture

9. Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell

8. Jose Aldo 'Junior'

7. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov

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

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