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Top 5 Current UFC Men’s Pound-for-Pound Fighters

Khabib Nurmagomedov was the no.1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter but after he retired from the sport, he was removed from the rankings

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UNITED STATES: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had many great fighters on its roster early on. The UFC pound-for-pound list consists of the current best UFC fighters from all weight classes. Find below the top 5 UFC male pound-for-pound fighters.

5. Dustin Poirier, The Diamond

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Dustin Glenn Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist and philanthropist. A former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion, he is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and current #5 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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Number 5 pound-for-pound fighter Dustin Poirier is currently the number one contender for the UFC lightweight title. Poirier has a fighting resume that consists of some of the most dangerous fighters in the lightweight division.

He recently defeated Conor McGregor twice and is now going to fight current UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, for the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 269 on December 12. Dustin Poirier has a record of 28 wins and 6 losses, notably 4 fight win streak, 15 wins by knockout, and 6 wins by submission.

4. Francis Ngannou, The Predator

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Francis Zavier Ngannou is a Cameroonian mixed martial artist. Currently the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion, he is known for being the hardest recorded puncher in the world and is #4 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Pound-for-pound number 4 fighter Francis Ngannou hails from Africa and has that one-hit knockout power that can knock out anyone in the blink of an eye.

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In the main event of UFC 270, he will fight current UFC interim heavyweight champion, undefeated Ciryl Gane. At UFC 260, he defeated one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Francis Ngannou has a record of 16 wins and 3 losses.

3. Israel Adesanya, The Last Stylebender

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Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, and former kickboxer and boxer. In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. He is current #3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Pound-for-pound number 3 fighter Israel Adesanya is the current UFC middleweight champion. A former professional kickboxer before entering the UFC, Israel Adesanya made his UFC debut in 2018 and after just 2 years on the UFC roster, defeated former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to become the UFC middleweight champion.

Israel Adesanya has a UFC record of 21 wins and 1 loss and that one loss was against Jan Blachowicz at light heavyweight. Israel Adesanya is still undefeated at middleweight and will defend his title against No. 1 middleweight contender Robert Whittaker in early 2022.

2. Alexander Volkanovski, The Great

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Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional mixed martial artist. Current UFC Featherweight Champion, he is a former Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) Featherweight champion and a former professional boxer. He is current #2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Pound-for-pound number 2 fighter Alexander Volkanovski is one of the most underrated fighters on the current UFC roster. He is the current UFC Featherweight Champion and has defeated some big names like Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, etc.

Brian Ortega has a record of 23 wins and only 1 loss. His last victory was against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, where he won a unanimous decision against Brian Ortega. There are some rumors that Alexander Volkanovski will face Max Holloway for the title next year.

1. Kamaru Usman, Nigerian Nightmare

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Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman is a Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist, former freestyle wrestler, and graduated folkstyle wrestler. The reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, he is the Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner and current #1 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Pound-for-pound number one fighter Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman is one of the most active and dominant champions. He is also the UFC welterweight champion. Kamaru Usman fought 3 times this year and won all 3 fights. He is on a 15-fight winning streak in the UFC and is just 2 fights away from beating the record of former UFC legend Anderson Silva, who had a 16-game winning streak.

Kamaru Usman also has a 100% takedown defense, which shows just how dominant he is in this welterweight division. Currently, Kamaru Usman looks unbeatable and deserves to be #1 in this pound-for-pound ranking. Kamaru Usman also has a record of 20 wins and only 1 loss.

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