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

Demian Maia Demian Maia
Brazilian

Tito Ortiz Tito Ortiz
American
Kimbo Slice Kimbo Slice
American

José Aldo José Aldo
Brazilian

Royce Gracie Royce Gracie
Brazilian

Cris Cyborg Cris Cyborg
Brazilian

Holly Holm Holly Holm
American

Jimi Manuwa Jimi Manuwa
American

Mark Hunt Mark Hunt
New Zealander

Miesha Tate Miesha Tate
American
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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

Joe RoganJoe Rogan
American
Henry CejudoHenry Cejudo
American

Ben AskrenBen Askren
American
Brendan SchaubBrendan Schaub
American

Rose NamajunasRose Namajunas
American

Luke RockholdLuke Rockhold
American

Matt RiddleMatt Riddle
American

Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
Canadian, American
Yves EdwardsYves Edwards
Bahamian

Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
Japanese

Ritika SinghRitika Singh
Indian

Puneet IssarPuneet Issar
Indian
Markwayne MullinMarkwayne Mullin
American

Joe SonJoe Son
American, South Korean
Russell WongRussell Wong
French, American

Kevin RandlemanKevin Randleman
American

Alexander EmelianenkoAlexander Emelianenko
Russian
Steve BlackmanSteve Blackman
American

Steve BlackmanSteve Blackman
American
Gary GoodridgeGary Goodridge
Canadian, Trinidadian

Kimo LeopoldoKimo Leopoldo
American

Liam McGearyLiam McGeary
British
Phil BaroniPhil Baroni
American

Alex MerazAlex Meraz
American
Vitaly MinakovVitaly Minakov
Russian

Siyar BahadurzadaSiyar Bahadurzada
Afghan

Mark SchultzMark Schultz
American

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.