# 1 Jon Jones

# 1 Jon Jones

Blane Ferguson: Never before has a champion been so close to cleaning out the division, making him arguably the greatest of all time.

  • WIN: Daniel Cormier | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 182
  • WIN: Glover Teixeira | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 172
  • WIN: Alexander Gustafsson | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 165

# 2 Jose Aldo

# 2 Jose Aldo

Ferguson: He is the most dominant champion in the entire UFC. He’s looked half asleep in his fights and he still dominates his opponents.

  • WINChad Mendes | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 179
  • WINRicardo Lamas | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 169
  • WINChan Sung Jung | TKO (punches) | UFC 163

# 3 Demetrious Johnson

# 3 Demetrious Johnson

Josh Davis: He should probably be #1, but it’s tough to put him there with his lack of competition.RJ Gardner: If Johnson fought at 170, he would be considered the best fighter in the sport today, but because he fights at 125, he is overlooked.

  • WINChris Cariaso | Submission (kimura) | UFC 178
  • WINAli Bagautinov | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 174
  • WIN: Joseph Benavidez | KO (punch) | UFC on Fox 9

# 4 Weidman

# 4 Chris Weidman

DavisI think Weidman has proven that right now he is the best in the division.

  • WIN: Lyoto Machida | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 175
  • WINAnderson Silva | TKO (leg injury) | UFC 168
  • WINAnderson Silva | KO (punches) | UFC 162

# 5 Pettis

# 5 Anthony Pettis

José Youngs: The definition of a finisher. A world class striker who has finished stand out kickboxers on his feet and has submitted back-to-back BJJ black belts.

  • WINGilbert Melendez Submission | (guillotine choke) | UFC 181
  • WINBenson Henderson | Verbal Submission (armbar)| UFC 164
  • WINDonald Cerrone | TKO (body kick and punches) | UFC on Fox 6

# 6 Velasquez

# 6 Cain Velasquez

DavisNo question Cain is the man right now.

  • WINJunior dos Santos | TKO (slam and punches) | UFC 166
  • WINAntônio Silva | TKO (punches) | UFC 160
  • WINJunior dos Santos | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 155

 

# 7 Rousey

# 7 Ronda Rousey

Garrett Derr: The face of women’s MMA will be untouched for a long, long time.

  • WINAlexis Davis | KO (punches) | UFC 175
  • WINSara McMann | TKO (knee to the body) | UFC 170
  • WINMiesha Tate | Submission (armbar) | UFC 168

# 8 Silva

# 8 Anderson Silva

Davis: After failing his out-of-competition drug test, many questions remain to Silva’ legacy.

  • WIN: Nick Diaz Decision | (unanimous) | UFC 183
  • LOSS: Chris Weidman | TKO (leg injury) | UFC 168
  • LOSS: Chris Weidman | KO (punches) | UFC 162

# 9 Dillashaw

# 9 T.J. Dillashaw

Davis: There is no question that T.J. is a beast, but is he the best? I think he is close, but we will find out soon.

  • WINJoe Soto | KO (head kick and punch) | UFC 177
  • WINRenan Barão | TKO (head kick and punches) | UFC 173
  • WINMike Easton | Decision (unanimous) | UFC Fight Night 35

# 10 Lawler

# 10 Robbie Lawler

DavisWith his recent victory over Hendericks (questionable or not), he is now the top guy in the division.

  • WINJohny Hendricks | Decision (split) | UFC 181
  • WINMatt Brown | Decision (unanimous) | UFC on Fox 12
  • WINJake Ellenberger | TKO (knee and punches) | UFC 173

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