Arguably the greatest two fighters in UFC history headline UFC239 in Las Vegas this weekend.
Jon Jones will defend his Light Heavyweight title against Thiago Santos and Amanda Nunes will defend her Bantamweight title against Holly Holm.
Jones has only one loss to his name which was a DQ to Matt Hamill on the Ultimate Fighter Finale way back in December 2009. Also on that card was Roy Nelson, Brendan Schaub, Kimbo Slice and Frankie Edgar!
His rise from becoming the youngest UFC champion in the history of the promotion to where he is today through all the trials and tribulations has been quite a journey. His dominance in the Light Heavyweight division can not be understated and to see just how impressive it has been, we have decided to have a look at other UFC fighters and the quality of their winning streaks to compare.
Here is our list of the Greatest Winning Streaks in UFC History.
Amanda Nunes must now be considered the Greatest Women’s UFC fighter of all time.
Her winning streak stands at only eight however the quality of fighters that she has beaten can not be questioned.
Valentina Shevchenko (X2), Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Raquel Pennington and then she became the first women in UFC History to hold two belts by defeating Cris Cyborg and winning the Featherweight title.
If there is any debate against Jon Jones being the Greatest of all time, it comes in the shape of Anderson Silva.
There was a moment in time, not too long ago, that Silva was simply unstoppable. He won his first 16 fights inside the UFC before arrogance (and then a horrific leg break) stopped his run.
He has now just the one win in his last eight UFC fights however his legacy will never be forgotten.
Make sure you do some neck stretching in preparation of this video because you will be left shaking your head.
Although Mighty Mouse’s last fight in the UFC was a split decision loss to current Flyweight (and bantamweight) Champion Henry Cejudo, he was once the most dominant fighter in the UFC.
With this incredible fifth round submission of Ray Borg, Johnson surpassed Anderson Silva’s record of 10 successful title defences.
He now fight’s in the ONE Championship where he won his debut fight in the promotion.
Another in the conversation as the GOAT is Canadian Georges St-Pierre.
Thirteen consecutive wins over the likes of Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, B.J Penn, Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping puts him on our list.
GSP seems the perfect specimen of a human for Mixed Martial Arts and he was an absolute beast. Want to know why? Watch this video.
Fighting Max Holloway just isn’t fair.
He throws eight times the amount of punches of his opponent and his pressure is enormous.
He makes this list for his 13 fight win streak that was ended by Dustin Poirier.
Max Holloway is fun. Here’s proof of said fun.
To spare all the filthy casuals reading this we won’t dive into the depths of the Gracie family and their impact on Mixed Martial Arts.
We will however explain that Royce Gracie won 11 fights in a row in the UFC in four separate days.
This fight did not happen in the UFC but it’s worth watching as it displays the fundamental skills of Jiu-Jitsu when fighting a much larger opponent.
And it’s funny.
Weird unit. Great winning streak.
He is currently riding a 12 fight winning streak that dates back to 2013.
Current Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is undefeated in the UFC having strung together 10 impressive wins inside the Octagon.
This included dominant champ Tyron Woodley to win the Welterweight title.
He’s a video of Joe Rogan giving the champ a tour of his gym because it’s bloody cool.
There has not been a fighter enter the UFC and been as dominant as Khabib Nurmagomedov.
He has beaten everyone that has been put in front of him and his story in Mixed Martial Arts is not finished yet.
Here is an update on the Lightweight champion.