Who Are The Winningest Fighters In UFC History?

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The Winningest Fighters In UFC History

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No matter what a fighters background is or how they win fights, the only thing that matters is getting the job done and finding a way to get into the win column. The UFC is less than 30 years old, but there’s already a long list of fighters who have strung together a great deal of victories. Some of the sports best have also been some of the most active. Get UFC Picks and MMA Predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

Here are the winningest fighters in UFC history.

1. Donald Cerrone, 23 wins - Donald Cerrone has been in the UFC for nine years and is simply a fighter who enjoys fighting and isn’t really worried about giving his body time to heal. From February of 2018 to January of 2020, Cerrone fought eight times and some of the biggest names in the sport. Quick turnarounds has helped Cerrone in this field, and he has notable wins over Al Iaquinta, Mike Perry, Alex Oliveira, Edson Barboza and Jeremy Stephens.

2. Demian Maia, 22 wins - Demian Maia made his UFC debut at UFC 77 in 2007 when he had just six professional fights on his resume. Maia won his first five UFC fights and was 12-4 in his first 16 UFC fights overall. Maia has respectable wins over Ben Askren, Jorge Masvidal, Jon Fitch, Chael Sonnen and Carlos Condit. At 42 years old and with his ground game that limits damage, there’s no telling how long Maia will keep this going.

3. Jim Miller, 20 wins - Jim Miller is another fighter who has been around for ages, as he made his debut in 2008 when he got submission of the night honors at UFC 89 with a win over David Baron. Miller has the most wins in UFC lightweight history and has been in some classic fights against guys such as Joe Lauzon, Jason Gonzalez and Matt Wiman. At only 36 years old, Miller has a chance to continue climbing this list. 

3. Jon Jones, 20 wins - Jon Jones hasn’t truly lost a fight in his career and is widely considered the best fighter in the history of MMA. Jones has beaten everybody in the light heavyweight division that it’s forcing him to consider moving up in weight classes for better competition. From Thiago Santos, to Daniel Cormier multiple times to Rashad Evans, Jones has seen it all and controls the fight from start to finish. If Jones didn’t have personal issues that limited how much he could fight, he’d probably be the winningest fighter in the sport by now.

3. Michael Bisping, 20 wins - Michael Bisping is one of the pioneers of the sport, making his debut in 2006 and champing the middleweight division 10 years later. Bisping has been in classic bouts with Anderson Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Denis Kang, Elvis Sinosic and Dan Henderson. 

3. Georges St-Pierre, 20 wins - Georges St-Pierre has 13 wins in title bouts, which is second all-time behind Jones. St-Pierre retired after UFC 217 as middleweight champion while riding a 13-fight winning streak. Arguably the most balanced fighter in the history of the sport, St-Pierre only lost two fights in his career, which came against Matt Serra at UFC 69 and Matt Hughes at UFC 50. Few fighters can put their resume up against St-Pierre, and that’s with him retiring at a fairly young age.

7. Diego Sanchez, 19 wins - Diego Sanchez has earned a lot of these victories, as he’s been in the most decisions in UFC history and is somebody who has another gear he can reach once entering the money rounds. Sanchez has been in some highly entertaining victories against Mickey Gall, Martin Kampmann, Paulo Thiago, Joe Stevenson and of course Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, which is considered one of the best fights in UFC history. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.