Despite the UFC being a competitive affair, some fighters have proved unbeatable for specific periods. Several outstanding UFC contestants have gone on winning runs that have lasted for years. These streaks have propelled their careers to greater heights and forever written their names in UFC history. Here are some of the most impressive streaks in UFC.
Anderson Silva, 16 Fights
The imposing figure that made the UFC what it is today is that of the Brazilian Anderson Silva. Nicknamed “The Spider,” Silva embarked on a ridiculous 16-fight winning streak. He was unstoppable and intimidated opponents. During this period, he held the UFC Middleweight title for an astonishing 2,457 days.
At his prime, The Spider was both a crowd entertainer and a lethal fighter. He unleashed violence during his duels. Several of his wins were through submissions and doctors’ interventions. At 44 years now, much of his fighting proficiency has deserted him.
Georges St-Pierre, 13 Fights
The Canadian legend has an astonishing winning streak that dates back to August 2007. Pierre is believed in some quarters to be among the greatest player to ever fight in the cage. He even emerged from a four-year retirement back in 2017 to chokehold Michael Bisping and won the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Although he is unlikely to make a comeback due to ulcerative colitis, fans still hope that one day he will square it off with the modern UFC king Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Demetrious Johnson, 13 Fights
For six years starting 2012, “Micky Mouse Johnson” terrorized opponents in the flyweight division. He was quick, studied opponents’ movements, and was skillful in takedowns. During his winning run, he defended the UFC Flyweight title a record 11 times. It wasn’t until UFC 227 that he was defeated. Even so, he didn’t go down easily in that explosive bout.