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

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

Kimbo Slice Kimbo Slice
American

José Aldo José Aldo
Brazilian

Tito Ortiz Tito Ortiz
American

Mickey Gall Mickey Gall
American

Cris Cyborg Cris Cyborg
Brazilian

Holly Holm Holly Holm
American

Royce Gracie Royce Gracie
Brazilian

Miesha Tate Miesha Tate
American

Demian Maia Demian Maia
Brazilian

Mark Hunt Mark Hunt
New Zealander
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Chad Mendes Chad Mendes
American

Joanne Calderwood Joanne Calderwood
British, Scottish

Jimi Manuwa Jimi Manuwa
American

Drew Dober Drew Dober
American

Royler Gracie Royler Gracie
Brazilian, American

Gaston Bolanos Gaston Bolanos
Peruvian, American

Joe RoganJoe Rogan
American

Max HollowayMax Holloway
American

Rose NamajunasRose Namajunas
American

Henry CejudoHenry Cejudo
American
Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
American
Sonya DevilleSonya Deville
American

Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
American

Ben AskrenBen Askren
American

Brendan SchaubBrendan Schaub
American
Matt RiddleMatt Riddle
American

Fabrício WerdumFabrício Werdum
Brazilian
Luke RockholdLuke Rockhold
American

Puneet IssarPuneet Issar
Indian

Jose CansecoJose Canseco
Cuban, American
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
American

Mirko Cro CopMirko Cro Cop
Croatian
Ritika SinghRitika Singh
Indian

Mariusz PudzianowskiMariusz Pudzianowski
Polish

Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
American
Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
Canadian, American

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
American
Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
Japanese

Alexander EmelianenkoAlexander Emelianenko
Russian

Kevin RandlemanKevin Randleman
American

Joe SonJoe Son
American, South Korean
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
Japanese

Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
French

Steve BlackmanSteve Blackman
American

Steve BlackmanSteve Blackman
American

Russell WongRussell Wong
French, American
Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
American

Choi Hong-manChoi Hong-man
South Korean
Minoru SuzukiMinoru Suzuki
Japanese

Gary GoodridgeGary Goodridge
Canadian, Trinidadian

Kimo LeopoldoKimo Leopoldo
American
Yves EdwardsYves Edwards
Bahamian

Alex MerazAlex Meraz
American
Vitaly MinakovVitaly Minakov
Russian

Phil BaroniPhil Baroni
American
Markwayne MullinMarkwayne Mullin
American

Liam McGearyLiam McGeary
British

Rocky RomeroRocky Romero
Cuban
Yuji NagataYuji Nagata
Japanese

Siyar BahadurzadaSiyar Bahadurzada
Afghan
Carina DammCarina Damm
Brazilian

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.