McGregor, Khabib, Rousey, GSP: UFC's 100 greatest stars of all time

100 greatest UFC fighters

Any sort of rankings or tier lists are ever-changing in the world of sports.

The same goes for the UFC with one’s stock being able to plummet and soar in the space of a single bout.

While ranking the 100 greatest fighters to ever take to an Octagon was always going to be a gargantuan task, the folks over at Tapology have done a pretty good job with their ever-evolving rankings.

Tapology says its rankings: “Compile our member lists, then updates in real time for up-to-the-minute information.”

The 100 greatest UFC fighters of all time

100 Nate Diaz: 20-13-0

99 Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez: 22-8-0

98 “Little Evil” Jens Pulver: 27-19-1

97 Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson: 16-6-1

96 Miguel Torres: 44-9-0

95 “Iron” Michael Chandler: 23-7-0

94 Cody “No Love” Garbrandt: 12-5-0

93 Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling: 21-3-0

92 Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson: 18-7-0  

91 Jake Shields: 33-11-1  

90 “The Croation Sensation” Pat Miletich: 29-7-2  

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 07: Michael Chandler celebrates after his knockout victory over Tony Ferguson in their men’s lightweight bout during UFC 274 at Footprint Center on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

89 Johny “Big Rig” Hendricks: 18-8-0  

88 Ryan “Darth” Bader: 30-7-0

87 Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno: 19-6-2  

86 Demian Maia: 28-11-0

85 Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje: 23-4-0

84 Dan “The Beast” Severn: 101-19-7

83 Patricio Pitbull: 33-5-0

82 “Thug” Rose Namajunas: 11-5-0  

81 Colby “Chaos” Covington: 17-3-0  

80 Chael Sonnen: 30-17-1  

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: Colby Covington gestures to Jorge Masvidal after their welterweight fight during UFC 272 at T-Mobile Arena on March 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

79 Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski: 34-20-0

78 Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza: 26-10-0

77 Frank Mir: 19-13-0  

76 Joseph “The Beefcake” Benavidez: 28-8-0  

75 Petr “No Mercy” Yan: 16-3-0  

74 Forrest Griffin: 19-7-0  

73 “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit: 32-14-0

72 Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero: 14-6-0  

71 Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo: 21-2-1

70 Jan Błachowicz: 29-9-0  

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jan Blachowicz of Poland reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold of the United States during their UFC 239 Light Heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

69 “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock: 28-17-3  

68 Renan “The Baron” Barão: 34-9-0

67 “The Warmaster” Josh Barnett: 35-8-0  

66 Luke Rockhold: 16-5-0  

65 “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi: 36-15-0

64 Nick Diaz: 26-10-0

63 Mark “The Hammer” Coleman: 16-10-0

62 Glover “The Brazilian Pit Bull” Teixeira: 33-8-0

61 “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba: 26-17-1

60 “Suga” Rashad Evans: 20-8-1  

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 31: Nick Diaz leaves the arena after losing to Anderson Silva in a middleweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

59 Rich “Ace” Franklin: 29-7-0

58 Anthony “Showtime” Pettis: 25-12-0

57 Joanna Jędrzejczyk: 16-5-0

56 Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez: 30-8-0

55 “Smooth” Benson Henderson: 29-11-0  

54 “Rowdy” Ronda Rousy: 12-2-0  

53 Michael “The Count” Bisping: 30-9-0

52 Frank “The Legend” Shamrock: 23-10-2  

51 Cris Cyborg: 26-2-0

50 Francis “The Predator” N’Gannou: 17-3-0

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 31: UFC Strawweight Champion Ronda Rousey of the United States poses for photographers during the UFC 190 Rousey v Correia weigh-in at HSBC Arena on July 31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

49 Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley: 19-7-1

48 Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort: 26-14-0

47 Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira: 33-8-0

46 “El Guapo” Bas Rutten: 28-4-1

45 Rafael dos Anjos: 31-13-0  

44 “The California Kid” Urijah Faber: 35-11-0

43 Junior “Cigano” dos Santos: 21-10-0

42 Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem: 47-19-0

41 Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi: 49-7-2

40 Chris “All American” Weidman: 15-6-0

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Chris Weidman reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

39 Royce Gracie: 15-2-3

38 Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: 37-14-0

37 “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler: 29-15-0

36 Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker: 23-6-0  

35 Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson: 25-7-0  

34 “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz: 21-12-1

33 Fabrício “Vai Cavalo” Werdum: 24-9-1

32 Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida: 26-12-0  

31 Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović: 38-11-2

30 Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier: 28-7-0

Dustin Poirier
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 10: Dustin Poirier poses on the scale during the UFC 269 ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

29 Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko: 23-3-0

28 Maurício “Shogun” Rua: 27-13-1

 27 T.J. Dillashaw: 17-4-0

26 Antônio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira: 34-10-1

25 “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva: 35-14-1

24 Frankie “The Answer” Edgar: 24-10-1

23 Cain Velasquez: 14-3-0

22 Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski: 24-1-0

21 Dan “Hendo” Henderson: 32-15-0

20 Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes: 21-5-0  

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Amanda Nunes of Brazil in their women’s bantamweight title fight during the UFC 269 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

19 “The Notorious” Conor McGregor: 22-6-0

18 Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell: 21-9-0

17 Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya: 22-1-0

16 Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo: 16-2-0

15 “The Prodigy” BJ Penn: 16-14-2  

14 Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz: 24-3-0

13 Randy “The Natural” Couture: 19-11-0

12 Matt Hughes: 45-9-0  

11 Max “Blessed” Holloway: 23-6-0  

10 Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman: 20-1-0

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Kamaru Usman celebrates after his decision victory over Colby Covington in their welterweight title bout during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

9 Daniel “DC” Cormier: 22-3-0

8 Stipe Miocic: 20-4-0

7 “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko: 40-6-0

6 Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov: 29-0-0  

5 José Aldo “Junior”: 31-7-0  

4 Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson: 23-4-1

3 Anderson “The Spider” Silva: 34-11-0

2 Jon “Bones” Jones: 26-1-0

1 Georges “Rush” St. Pierre: 26-2-0

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