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How Many Undefeated Fighters Have There Been in the UFC?
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The UFC is one of the frontrunner promotions of MMA. It is known to sign some of the best mixed martial arts fighters throughout the world. Thus, it is safe to say that Dana White has assembled the best roster in the business. Over the years, many combatants have gone on a great run of wins. However, not many have been able to maintain the undefeated record. Thus, fans are always curious about how many fighters have been undefeated in the UFC. Let’s take a look at the fighters who have not tasted defeat in their career and some honorable mentions.

For fighters, their record means everything, and it even serves up as their resume. On the other hand, for fans, it serves as a talking point as to who is better during comparison. In the realm of MMA, it is extremely rare to find a fighter who has retired without tasting defeat a single time in his career. Let’s take a look at the fighters who did.

The undefeated fighters in UFC

It is impossible for the UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov not to pop up during the GOAT conversation and the most dominant fighters of all time. That is largely because of his 29-0 professional MMA record.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

The Dagestani began his MMA career back in 2008, under the Combat Sambo Federation of Ukraine. Over the years, ‘The Eagle’ has fought for the Pancration Atrium Cup, Tsumada Fighting Championship, M-1 Global, Golden Fist Promotion, and Professional Fighting Championships (ProFC).

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Credits – The Instagram handle of Khabib Nurmagomedov – @khabibnurmagomedov

However, in the latter part of his career, Khabib Nurmagomedov was one of the most well-known fighters fighting for UFC. Moreover, he has a staggering record of 13 wins and 0 losses for the biggest MMA promotion in the world.

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In addition, during that inhumane run, he defeated the likes of Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, and Edson Barboza.

Jon Jones

Unlike the Dagestani lightweight, UFC two-division champion Jon Jones isn’t technically undefeated. However, during his entire MMA career, the only loss Jones suffered was an illegal elbow disqualification against Matt Hamil at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale back in 2009. During the entire fight, the UFC champion was ruthlessly dominating the fight.

After that, Jones has never looked back. ‘Bones’ became the youngest UFC champion in the history of the organization by defeating Shogun Rua back in 2011. He has a staggering 14 title defenses to date and now clenched the heavyweight title.

How Many Undefeated Fighters Have There Been in the UFC?
Jon Jones celebrating after defeating Ciryl Gane and winning the UFC heavyweight championship at UFC 285.
Credits – The Instagram handle of Jon Jones – @jonnybones

Many consider him as the GOAT of MMA and has the bragging rights over any fighter brought to the discussion. However, he has had close fights against the likes of Alexander Gustafsson and Dominick Reyes.

Now, Jones is sitting on the throne of the heavyweight division as he reaches the twilight of his career. It remains to be seen if anyone could defeat Jones by the end of the 5th round or via finish.

Some honorable mentions go to Khamzat Chimaev, Shavkat Rakhmonov, and Umar Nurmagomedov. A fighter who has missed out by a fine margin would be UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev tasting defeat in his just the second fight of his UFC career.

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