Conor McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is presently the UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. Over the course of his career, he has competed as a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight participant. Also a skilled professional boxer, he has achieved most of his victories due to knockouts or technical knockouts via punches. He started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career in 2008, and within a few years he won two titles”Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, which he held simultaneously before he vacated them to sign with UFC. He is known for being the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history, and he lives an extravagant lifestyle. In 2016, he got into the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list”the first MMA fighter to do so”and ranked 85th in the list. He was injured during a bout with Max Holloway which kept him out of action for ten months. He has faced just three losses in his career till date. After winning the Lightweight Championship, he took some time off from UFC prior to the birth of his first child in May 2017.
Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist and the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Undefeated in mixed martial arts, she has won all of the 12 professional fights she has participated in. She is also a judoka who became the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Called a slaughterhouse in a blouse by Eminem, she was ranked No.1 among the 50 Most Dominant Athletes Alive in 2015, and is also the No. 1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, according to MMARising. Born to a highly accomplished judoka, she inherited her mother's passion for the martial arts. Her idyllic childhood was shattered when her doting father who was injured in a serious accident committed suicide unable to cope with the disabilities he suffered as a result. She struggled though her tragic childhood to emerge as a formidable judoka. She was very successful as a judoka and competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Soon she embarked on a career as a mixed martial artist, making her debut as an amateur in 2010. Over the ensuing years she established herself as one of the best ever in contemporary mixed martial arts and is regarded as the No. 1 Women's MMA Fighter of all time
Pro Middleweight MMA fighter whose fighter nickname is G.I. Josh Brueckner. He's also one half of the popular couple vlog Jatie Vlogs on YouTube.
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist, who competes in several forms like judo, wrestling, sambo etc. He is best known for his record of longest unbeaten record of 24 win in mixed martial arts (MMA). Currently, he fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fight Championship. Trained in martial arts from a young age, he developed an interest towards the same seeing his father training his students. He is a wrestler, International Master of Sports in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, a black belt in judo, International Master of Sports in Pankration and a world champion in combat sambo. As per the 2016 rankings, he is the No. 1 rank in the UFC lightweight division. Khabib Nurmagomedov has won several titles in several areas like mixed martial arts, sambo, grappling and pankration. As per his current mixed martial arts winning records, he has 24 wins.
Kevin Ferguson, popularly known as Kimbo Slice, was an American mixed martial artist, boxer, wrestler, as well as actor. Owing to his mutual combat street fights which were shared across the internet, he gained immense popularity and the name ˜The King of Web Brawlers'. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Slice did various jobs during the early years of his life, including that of a nightclub bouncer, limousine driver, and a bodyguard. Later, when he was around the age of thirty, he developed an interest in Mixed Martial Arts. Slice made his MMA debut against Ray Mercer, a former WBO Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist. After Slice emerged victorious, defeating the latter in the first round with a Guillotine Choke, he started gaining popularity. Once he became known as a prominent MMA fighter a few years later, he also made his debut in boxing and wrestling. Slice had also acted in a few films such as ˜Blood and Bone', and ˜Circle of Pain'. His successful career was tragically short-lived as he passed away at the age of 42 due to heart failure.
Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist who previously fought in Invicta FC and is currently a flyweight division fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She has been fighting professionally ever since she won her first amateur fight at the age of 18. At 19, she was signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and fought in the strawweight division for four years before moving to flyweight division recently. A tomboy with a fighting spirit, she overcame bullying during her teenage years and went on to train in mixed martial arts, earning a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She is known for her aggressive grappling attacks and for finishing the fight with strikes. She keeps constant pressure on her opponent and often uses ground-and-pound, dirty boxing, and a wide variety of clinch striking. She has modeled for Nike, Reebok and Columbia Sportswear. A trained dancer, she has appeared on the celebrity dance reality show ˜Dancing with the Stars', finishing in the second place. She won the celebrity cooking competition ˜Chopped', competing against many other sport stars.
Lightweight and welterweight fighter who won the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. In 2016, he submitted <a title='Conor McGregor' href='/famous/conor-mcgregor.htm'>Conor McGregor</a>, ending the latter's five-year unbeaten streak.
Anderson Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time by a number of MMA publications, as well as the UFC president Dana White. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion who holds many UFC records, including the longest title streak with 16 straight wins and the most title defenses at 10. Coming from a poor family, he initially did not have the money to take fighting lessons, and supported himself in his early years working as a file clerk or at McDonald's. He eventually joined Chute Boxe Academy and later earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from AntÃ´nio Rodrigo Nogueira. He is also a professional boxer and has won one of his two professional fights via knockout. He has appeared in several films and in the Netflix reality show ˜Ultimate Beastmaster'. The documentary, ˜Like Water', was based on his life. He is a fan of comic books and the superhero Spider-Man, from whom he got his nickname ˜The Spider'.
MMA fighter who rose to fame on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra". He fought in the UFC but was released after making disparaging remarks about late UFC fighter <a title='Evan Tanner' href='/famous/evan-tanner.htm'>Evan Tanner</a>.
Holly Rene Holm-Kirkpatrick is an American mixed martial artist as well as a former professional boxer and kickboxer. She is a former multiple-time world boxing champion as well, who defended her title for a total of eighteen times, in three weight classes. Described as one of the greatest athletes in the field of combat sports, Holm was born in Albuquerque, in New Mexico, in the US. As a child, she used to play sports such as soccer and also took part in gymnastics, swimming, and diving. Holm won her first championship at the age of 20 at the International Rules Adult Women's Welterweight Division at the International Kickboxing Federation. Soon she began her boxing career, which progressed quite brilliantly. She was named Ring Magazine's female fighter of the year twice. After a successful career in boxing, she began her career in Mixed Martial Arts, and signed in with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). A year later, she won the Women's Bantamweight Championship, after defeating <a title='Ronda Rousey' href='/famous/ronda-rousey.htm'>Ronda Rousey</a>. Thus, she became the first person to win championships in both boxing and MMA. Other than sports, Holly Holm has also acted in a recent action film ˜Fight Valley', which was directed by Rob Hawk.
Former Ultimate Fighting Champion known as The Iceman. He compiled a career record of 21-8 and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009.
Greco-Roman wrestler who became a mixed martial artist, winning the Bellator featherweight title and also competing in DREAM.
Former MMA fighter known for his powerful looping punches. He captured the WEC Lightweight Championship and was a contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship. He was forced into retirement in 2011 after being fired from the MFC and deported due to multiple charges of sexual assault.
Miesha Theresa Tate is an American mixed martial arts pundit. Also a former mixed martial artist, she had competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Born in Tacoma, Washington, she was very active in sports from her school days. While she was studying at the Central Washington University, she started attending the mixed martial arts club after it was recommended by a friend. At the age of 20, she took part in her first amateur bout against Elizabeth Posener, who specialized in Muay Thai. The following year, at the one-night HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix, she made her professional debut. After a period of two years, she won the FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship for the first time. Tate's fighting style focused on wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and earned her much praise and appreciation. Her popularity increased when she won the ˜Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship' soon after. In addition to her career in mixed martial arts, she has also modeled for several websites and publications, such as ˜ESPN The Magazine' and ˜Fitness Gurls'. She is a playable character in the video game EA Sports UFC as well.
Georges Rush St-Pierre is a Canadian mixed martial artist, actor, and former UFC champion in two weight classes. Often referred to as GSP, he is commonly regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. A native of Quebec, St-Pierre had a troubled childhood and started taking Kyokushin Karate lessons when he was seven years old. By the time he turned 16, he was learning wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing. St-Pierre began his professional career in January 2002 at the Ultimate Combat Championship in a match against Ivan Menjivar. He won the bout and went on to fight in UCC for another three matches before making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC 46 against Karo Parisyan, a match that he also won. In the ensuing years, he won UFC Welterweight Championship three times and UFC Middleweight Championship one time and was listed as the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet for 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2013, St-Pierre vacated his Welterweight title and went on a four-year-long hiatus from the sport. He eventually returned in November 2017 to defeat <a title='Michael Bisping' href='/famous/michael-bisping.htm'>Michael Bisping</a> for the middleweight belt. However, he had to vacate soon after due to health issues.
MMA fighter known for being the UFC's first Featherweight Champion on September 30, 2010. He defended his title seven consecutive times before losing to <a title='Conor McGregor' href='/famous/conor-mcgregor.htm'>Conor McGregor</a> in December 2015, ending a decade-long undefeated streak.
American mixed martial artist who joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2014 after starting his career 5-0 (5 KO) in smaller promotions.
Former MMA fighter who was a Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, WEC Welterweight Champion, and IFC Welterweight Champion.
Cain Velasquez is a Mexican-American mixed martial artist who is best known for winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship twice by defeating Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos. He currently ranks 3rd on the official UFC heavyweight rankings. UFC describes him as one of the most feared, as well as most popular, MMA fighters of recent times. He earned the nickname 'Cardio Cain' for his tremendous endurance, which allows him to relentlessly fight with aggression. He is also known for his one-punch power. He usually wins his fights either by striking from punches or by decision, and does not go for submission attempts. As a child, he was motivated by the sacrifices of his father, who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally in search of a better life. He learned from his father that with hard work and consistent efforts, any goal can be achievable. Proud of his Mexican heritage, he carries the Mexican flag every time he fights. Even though not very fluent, he can speak Spanish and has made guest appearances on Spanish-language television networks like Telemundo and Univision, and the Mexican channel Televisa Deportes. He was a featured guest on the TBS late night show 'Lopez Tonight'.
Jacob Christopher Ortiz, popularly known as Tito Ortiz, is ˜The Huntington Beach Boy' who came from nowhere and conquered the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with his extraordinary skills and focus. Majorly known for his association with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Tito has also been into controversies for his ability to brutally pound his opponents in total submission. As much as his fans loved him, he was also loathed by his opponent's admirers in a blatant manner. When he was at the top of his game during 2000-03, he wore t-shirts that exhibited disrespecting quotes against his components after he defeated them. After being a huge pay-per-view winner for a long time, it was around 2008-09 when he faced a number of defeats and injuries, and finally decided to retire. Tito Ortiz, along with Randy Couture, was the main figure behind the popularity of UFC. While his belligerent nature in the ring was known to everyone, his philanthropist heart isn't hidden from the world either. He does extensive charitable work for the US troops and children.