10. Urijah “California Kid” Faber
Known for his conditioning, relentless attack, and an iron will, Urijah dominates the featherweight division of World Extreme Cagefighting. With an MMA record of 20 wins and 1 loss, Urijah has been proven unstoppable. He is scheduled to fight the the veteran Jens “Little Evil” Pulver.
9. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
Due to his aggressive, well-rounded style and controversial persona, Kid Yamamoto quickly gained popularity in Shooto, Pride, and K-1. At 17 wins and 2 losses, Kid continues to dominate the 155 lbs division.
8. Frank Shamrock
As a master of catch wrestling and kickboxing, Frank was the five time defending undefeated champion of UFC Light Heavyweight. He was also crowned a Interim King of Pancrase, and the current Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. He is scheduled to fight the San Shou fighter Cung Le.
7. Chuck “Iceman” Liddell
Known for his exceptional takedown defense and knockout ability, Chuck is among the feared strikers in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. His hands can put anyone to sleep.
6. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
As the current UFC Light heavyweight champion, Rampage holds a record of 28 wins, 6 losses. Well versed in wrestling and boxing, Rampage is known for his power slams.
5. Anderson “The Spider” Silva
Laser-accurate punching, kicks, and knees have garnered Anderson Silva the UFC middleweight championship belt. Although known primarily for his skills in Muay Thai, Silva is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is scheduled to fight the powerful Dan Henderson.
4. Georges “Rush” St. Pierre
GSP is the most well-rounded mixed martial artist, well-versed in kyokushin, wrestling, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This athletic, hybrid fighter is the interim welterweight champion of the UFC.
3. Randy “The Natural” Couture
His styles are Greco-Roman Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, and Boxing. He is a master of the clinch and dirty boxing. At 45 years old, Randy is still among the deadliest mixed martial artists in the world, defeating notable opponents such as Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort, Pedro Rizzo, Kevin Randleman, Jeremy Horn, Gabriel Gonzaga and Tim Sylvia.
2. BJ “The Prodigy” Penn
Along with his strong striking skills, BJ is unmatched when it comes to jiu-jitsu. He holds notable wins over Matt Hughes, Takanori Gomi, Jens Pulver, Caol Uno, Duane Ludwig, Matt Serra, Rodrigo Gracie, Din Thomas, Renzo Gracie and Joe Stevenson. At this point, BJ is unstoppable.
1. Fedor “Russian Experiment” Emelianenko
Master of Sambo, Boxing, and Muay Thai, Fedor has been considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world for the last five years by many major publications, including ESPN, the Orange County Register, The Fight Network, the Houston Chronicle, and The Wrestling Observer. As of January 2008, Emelianenko has compiled an amateur record of seven wins without any losses, and a professional record of 28 wins, one controversial loss, and one no contest. Six of these wins are by knockout and fifteen by submission.
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