The UFC: Top 5 Unbeaten Fighters of All Time

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The UFC: Top 5 Unbeaten Fighters of All Time
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC)Top 5 Unbeaten Fighters of All Time

 

As the UFC has developed into a powerhouse of the world’s most skilled MMA fighters, it has seen the ascension of several terrifying Champions who have made it a point to keep their excellent record safe.

In case you’re curious, here’s Sportmob’s list of the Top 10 Unbeaten UFC Fighters of All Time.

The UFC’s growing popularity has resulted in it being a billion-dollar revenue industry throughout the years. However, it owes a significant portion of its appeal to the presence of some of the most prolific fighters the world has ever seen in mixed martial arts.

Indeed, it is these fighters who have elevated the UFC platform to such a level that fans cannot get enough of the jaw-dropping encounters in which competitors demonstrate a variety of their thrilling fight styles, abilities, and triumphs.

Among the vast majority of even the most cutthroat competitors who built their careers on chaotic battles with several twists and turns, there are a few extraordinarily huge talents that have never tasted defeat under the UFC banner.

In this section, we will determine the top ten undefeated UFC fighters of all time, who have maintained a perfect record of victories with no defeats in between.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Top 5 Unbeaten Fighters of All Time

We’d like to highlight the Top 10 undefeated UFC fighters of all time who never lost a single fight during their career.

  • Nickname: Thug Nasty

  • Nationality: American

  • Division: Featherweight

  • Years Active: 2015–present

  • Career Record: 14 wins- 0 losses

As an American mixed martial artist, he competes in the UFC’s featherweight division, where he currently holds the position of #11 in the UFC featherweight rankings as of July 12, 2021.

Prior to joining the UFC, he had amassed an undefeated professional mixed martial arts record of nine victories and appeared on the reality television series The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, where he competed in the Featherweight tournament. Despite a victory and a defeat, he was later signed to the UFC.

He defeated Tyler Diamond by majority decision in the UFC bout that took place on July 6, 2018, at The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated.

Following that, when he fought Bobby Moffett on March 23, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis, he not only won by unanimous decision, but he also won the Fight of the Night award.

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When he faced Sayles on December 7, 2019, at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik, he won through first-round submission via a twister; this was only the UFC’s second twister submission victory.

This victory earned him the Performance of the Night honor, while five other websites labeled it the 2019 Submission of the Year.

Then, in a fight against Charles Rosa on May 9, 2020, at UFC 244, he established dominance and submitted his opponent many times en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Finally, in his encounter against Andre Fili on October 31, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva, he won another unanimous decision victory.

In essence, what has propelled him into the top ten undefeated UFC fighters of all time is his 14 consecutive victories, nine via submission and five via decision.

4. Shamil Gamzatov

  • Nationality: Russian

  • Division: Light Heavyweight (2012 – present), Middleweight (2018)

  • Years Active: 2012–present

  • Career Record: 14 wins- 0 losses

He currently competes in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division as a Russian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and MMA fighter.

Prior to entering the UFC, he competed in the World Series of Fighting and Absolute Championship Berkut’s Light Heavyweight divisions, as well as the Professional Fighters League’s Middleweight division.

To be precise, in his World Series of Fighting debut against Teddy Holder of Tennessee on January 23, 2016, at WSOF 27, he won the bout through TKO (punches) in the first round.

Then, in a bout against Rodney Wallace in Absolute Championship Berkut on January 13, 2017, at ACB 51, he prevailed by split decision in a back-and-forth fight.

Similarly, in the Professional Fighters League, he defeated Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision on July 5, 2018 at PFL 3.

Following that, in his bout against Rex Harris on 16 August 2018 at PFL 6, he won by unanimous decision and later signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.

As a result, he won the palm via split decision in his promotional UFC debut against Kidson Abreu on November 9, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 21.

While he is slated to face Micha Oleksiejczuk at UFC 267 on October 30, 2021, it is unknown whether he will remain unbeaten.

Until then, he remains an integral member of our list of the Top 10 Undefeated UFC Fighters of All Time, having gone undefeated in 14 fights, winning five by knockout, five by submission, and the other four by decision.

3. Movsar Evloev

  • Nationality: Russian

  • Division: Bantamweight (2014–2019), Featherweight (2019–present)

  • Years Active: 2014-present

  • Career Record: 15 wins- 0 losses

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As a Russian mixed martial artist, he competes in the UFC’s featherweight division, holding the 13th slot in the division’s rankings as of June 14, 2021. Since turning professional in 2014, he has fought for M-1 Global before joining the UFC.

That is how he won their Bantamweight Championship, knocking out Alexey Nevzorov in the second round and then defeating Pavel Vitruk via unanimous decision.

He then successfully defended his title twice, first by defeating Sergey Morozov in the third round with a rear-naked choke, and then by knocking out Rafael Dias in the fifth round to retain his title. However, as part of his pact with the UFC, he relinquished his interim M-1 Global Bantamweight Championship.

He defeated Seung Woo Choi by unanimous decision in his promotional UFC debut on April 20, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik.

Following that, he defeated Enrique Barzola by unanimous decision on October 26, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 20.

Similarly, when he faced Mike Grundy on July 26, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till, he won by unanimous decision.

Following that, he defeated Nik Lentz via split decision at UFC 257 on January 24, 2021, in place of Mike Grundy.

Finally, he won his contest against Hakeem Dawodu through a majority decision at UFC 263 on June 12, 2021.

To summarize, he won 15 fights, three by knockout, four by submission, and the remaining eight by decision, solidifying his spot in the list of undefeated mixed martial artists.

2. Jack Shore

  • Nickname: Tank

  • Nationality: Welsh

  • Division: Featherweight 2016-2018, Bantamweight 2018-present

  • Years Active: 2016–present

  • Career Record: 15 wins- 0 losses

As a Welsh professional mixed martial artist, he presently competes in the UFC’s bantamweight division. While he began his professional career in 2016, he quickly rose to become the Cage Warriors promotion’s Bantamweight Champion.

On March 5, 2016, in his Cage Warriors debut, he faced Tyler Thomas in the featherweight division at Pain Pit Fight Night 15: Renegade and won via first-round submission.

Then, during his astounding nine-fight winning streak, he defeated defending bantamweight champion Mike Ekundayo at CWFC 100 on December 8, 2018, with takedowns and ground-and-pound, earning a third-round technical knockout victory.

Following that, he defended his championship against Scott Malone at CWFC 104 on April 27, 2019, and defeated him through rear-naked choke submission in the third round. A month later, he signed with the UFC.

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He faced Nohelin Hernandez in his promotional UFC debut on 28 September 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier and won the match by third-round submission, earning him the Performance of the Night award.

He defeated Aaron Phillips in the second round with a rear-naked choke at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige on 16 July 2020.

Additionally, he defeated Hunter Azure through split decision at UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland on 10 April 2021.

He eventually defeated Liudvik Sholinian via unanimous decision on 4 September 2021 at UFC Fight Night 191.

With this victory, he has won 15 consecutive bouts, four by knockout, three by decision, and eight by submission, to qualify as one of the UFC’s undefeated fighters.

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov

  • Nickname: The Eagle

  • Division: Lightweight (2008–2010, 2012–2020), Welterweight (2009–2011)

  • Years Active: 2008–2020

  • Career Record: 29 wins- 0 losses

As a retired mixed martial artist from Russia, he competed in the UFC’s lightweight division and was honored to be a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion as well as the UFC’s longest-reigning lightweight champion, holding the title from April 2018 to March 2021.

While he is the only Muslim MMA fighter to ever win a UFC title, he developed such supremacy in the sport that many rate him as one of the sport’s greatest fighters.

Consider his jaw-dropping bout against Conor McGregor in 2018, which set a new record for pay-per-view buys with 2.4 million, the most ever in an MMA event.

Despite these excellent honors and achievements, what has earned him the top slot on the List of Undefeated Mixed Martial Artists is his undefeated record in all 29 of his bouts since making his MMA debut in 2008. Among these unbeaten victories, eight were by TKO, eleven by submission, and ten by decision.

While he gained these victories against a number of giants, like Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor, and Dustin Poirier, he swept the board with relative ease, as none of his 29 bouts were even somewhat close.

He resigned following his 29th victory over Justin Gaethje, however, he retained the top spot in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of October 26, 2020, despite being considered one of the UFC fighters who retired as champions.

 

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