Famous mixed martial artists of all time who dazzled with their amazing speed and skill.

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What could be more exciting than watching two talented Mixed Martial Artists taking on each other at one of those thrilling fights that promise to entertain and enthral you at the same time? Anderson "The Spider" Silva, often considered one of the best Mixed Martial Artists of all time, was reputed to simply maul his opponents inside the ring! At the peak of his career he had defeated even the likes of Carlos Newtown, Hayato Sakurai, Jeremy Horn, Jorge Rivera, and Lee Murray—who themselves were among the best!

Jon Jones Jon Jones
American

Holly Holm Holly Holm
American
Kimbo Slice Kimbo Slice
American

José Aldo José Aldo
Brazilian

Tito Ortiz Tito Ortiz
American
Cris Cyborg Cris Cyborg
Brazilian
Royce Gracie Royce Gracie
Brazilian

Jimi Manuwa Jimi Manuwa
American
Miesha Tate Miesha Tate
American

Demian Maia Demian Maia
Brazilian
Mark Hunt Mark Hunt
New Zealander

Chad Mendes Chad Mendes
American
Mickey Gall Mickey Gall
American

Joanne Calderwood Joanne Calderwood
British, Scottish
Drew Dober Drew Dober
American

Gaston Bolanos Gaston Bolanos
Peruvian, American
Ben AskrenBen Askren
American
Luke RockholdLuke Rockhold
American

Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
Japanese
Kevin RandlemanKevin Randleman
American
Alexander EmelianenkoAlexander Emelianenko
Russian
Gary GoodridgeGary Goodridge
Canadian, Trinidadian

Kimo LeopoldoKimo Leopoldo
American
Liam McGearyLiam McGeary
British
Phil BaroniPhil Baroni
American

Vitaly MinakovVitaly Minakov
Russian
Siyar BahadurzadaSiyar Bahadurzada
Afghan
While the term Mixed Martial Arts first came into use only in the 1990s, the earliest form of the arts originated over 6,000 years ago in China. It started gaining prominence in the mid-19th century and as of today the combat sport has become highly popular with stars like Cody Garbrandt, Tyron Woodley, and Max Holloway raking in millions per fight. While Mixed Martial Arts is predominantly a male dominated sphere, women fighters like Laura Sanko, Miesha Tate, and Ronda Jean Rousey prove that the ladies aren’t lagging behind when it comes to this thrilling combat sport. Read on for more information about the life of famous mixed martial artists.