Record Breakers: UFC Fighters with the Longest Win Streaks

MMA is a mixture of almost all combat sports that requires intense effort, dedication, and sacrifice. The dream journey to becoming a UFC fighter is not for those with weak hearts. Practically speaking, It takes years of intense training, numerous hours in the MMA gym, and the capacity to endure physical and mental pressure. Fighters in this unforgiving sport must push their bodies and minds to the limit, facing blood, sweat, and struggle on their path to success.

UFC Ranking and Its Significance

There are several organizations in the world that promotes MMA but the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is the most dominant and popular premier organization. The UFC ranks its fighters in each weight division based on their skill, performance, and overall record. These rankings serve as a guide to determine the hierarchy of fighters and often influence matchmaking decisions. A higher ranking signifies a fighter’s competence and increases their chances of securing high-profile fights and title opportunities.

The Power of a Long Win Streak

Maintaining a long win streak in the UFC is an exceptional feat that sets fighters apart from their peers. A lengthy series of victories demonstrate a fighter’s consistency, skill, and ability to overcome formidable opponents. As a result, an extensive undefeated reign not only enhances their reputation but also increases the likelihood of receiving a title shot. Promoters and matchmakers recognize the value of a fighter on a winning streak, as it creates anticipation and excitement among fans. Let’s delve into the top 10 longest win streaks in UFC history and explore the accomplishments of these extraordinary fighters.

1. Anderson Silva (16 wins)

Anderson Silva dominated the middleweight division from 2006 to 2012, no one was even close to him back then, with an incredible 16-fight win streak. Quite popular in the UFC for his precise and technical striking and exceptional movement, Silva managed to succeed in cementing his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Anderson Silva faced defeat in a fight with Chris Weidman, who knocked Silva out and ended his win-fight streak in 2013.

2. Jon Jones (13 wins)

Many MMA experts and fanatics till now consider Jon Jones as the most talented fighter in MMA history, He showcased his unique set of skills during an impressive 13-fight win streak. From 2008 to 2018, Jones conquered the light heavyweight division, defeating a string of top contenders. However, his streak came to an end in 2020 when he faced Dominick Reyes in a closely contested fight that went to a decision.

3. Georges St-Pierre (12 wins)

The Canadian MMA fighter also famous as “GSP,” ruled the undisputedly welterweight division for over a decade. From 2007 to 2013, he secured 12 consecutive victories, displaying exceptional wrestling and striking skills. St-Pierre’s streak was halted in 2013 when he faced Johny Hendricks, narrowly winning by a split decision.

4. Max Holloway (13 wins)

Max Holloway’s featherweight win streak of 13 fights, spanning from 2014 to 2019, showcased his unrivaled striking and relentless pace. Holloway’s streak was ended by Dustin Poirier in 2019 when they faced off for the interim lightweight title. Holloway’s accomplishments in the octagon after recovering from the Poirier fight solidified his status as one of the greatest featherweights of all time.

5. Khabib Nurmagomedov (13 wins)

Khabib Nurmagomedov with the Octagon title “Eagle” remained undefeated and amassed a remarkable 13-fight win streak in the lightweight division. From 2012 to 2020, Nurmagomedov showcased his unmatched grappling skills, suffocating opponents with his relentless ground game. He concluded his streak with a submission victory over Justin Gaethje before retiring from the sport.

6. Royce Gracie (11 wins)

Royce Gracie, the man who introduced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, revolutionized MMA with his unique submission techniques in the early UFC events. From 1993 to 1994, Gracie showcased his ground-fighting expertise, submitting all his opponents and capturing the imagination of fans worldwide. His win streak ended when he faced Ken Shamrock, resulting in a draw due to time limit rules.

7. Demetrious Johnson (11 wins)

Demetrious Johnson, widely recognized in MMA world as “Mighty Mouse,” dominated in the flyweight division from 2012 to 2017. With his exceptional speed, technique, and versatility, Johnson defended his title 11 times before losing a close decision to Henry Cejudo.

8. Tony Ferguson (12 wins)

Tony Ferguson, known for his unorthodox style and relentless pressure, put together an impressive 12-fight win streak in the lightweight division. Ferguson’s streak, which included victories over top contenders, was broken in 2020 when he faced Justin Gaethje, who finished him by TKO.

9. Jose Aldo (15 wins)

Jose Aldo, a former featherweight champion, showcased his striking prowess and exceptional takedown defense during a dominant 15-fight win streak. He earned the status of being a fan favorite and one of the most well-established fighters. His eminence was challenged by Conor McGregor, who dethroned him with a stunning knockout.

10. Ronda Rousey (12 wins)

Ronda Rousey, a  young trendsetter for women’s MMA, captured the limelight with her exceptional octagon performances. Rousey’s 12-fight win streak, which featured armbars and quick finishes, came to an end when she faced Holly Holm, who delivered a devastating head-kick knockout.


As we reflect on the remarkable achievements of these fighters, it becomes evident that breaking their win streak records is no small feat. However, the beauty of MMA lies in its unpredictable nature, and future fighters will undoubtedly emerge to challenge these records. The intense competition within the UFC makes it increasingly difficult for fighters to maintain long win streaks. The level of talent and skill in the sport continues to rise, resulting in more closely contested matchups and upsets. Nonetheless, the pursuit of greatness in the octagon will persist, and we eagerly await the emergence of the next fighter capable of shattering the existing win streak records.

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