Another decade has passed with many ups and downs taking place in MMA village. Let’s join us to name the top 10 most prominent MMA fighters in the past 10 years based on their achievements and contributions to this competitive sport.
10. Cris Cyborg (13-1-1)
Cyborg has had an admirable decade as she holds the UFC coat of arms alongside the Strikeforce titles and the Invicta FC titles both in the fur category. She is one of the most feared female boxers and deserves to be ranked 10th on this list.
If Cyborg didn’t lose to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, maybe her ranking would be higher. However, she also had top performances, two victories over Marloes Coenen as well as the destruction of Leslie Smith.
9. Jose Aldo (12-5)
Although Aldo has not left much of an impression at the end of the decade, the success he has achieved in the first half of his decade is undeniable. Aldo entered the decade by successfully defending the WEC featherweight title twice, then became the first champion of this UFC weight division and went on to defend the title seven times.
Some of the Brazilian’s most lifetime matches include the fiery battle with Mark Hominick at UFC 229, two emotional matches against Chad Mendes, and the owner of the first pay-per-view match. of WEC before Urijah Faber at WEC 48.
8. Amanda Nunes (15-3)
Nunes has achieved a lot of admirable achievements in this decade. She has won the UFC chicken and feather class titles is the first female winners club MMA in history to win in two UFC weight divisions and have a 12-2 streak at the UFC.
Although suffering a few failures in the early part of the decade, there is one thing that MMA fans can hardly deny, Nunes is too strong compared to other female boxers today. Some of her top performances include a knockout win over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232, KO Ronda Rousey UFC 207, and a win over Miesha Tate at UFC 200.
7. Georges St. Pierre (7-0)
GSP has not been overestimated by UFC viewers for a decade, although he has had a streak of 7 unbeaten in the past 10 years. He also became one of the few boxers to win two trophies in two different weight classes, defending the UFC title in the semi-mid category six times and then beating Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to become the champion again.