5 UFC fighters with the best boxing, and 1 with the worst

Boxing is a vital part of MMA striking, but not every fighter's hands are created equally. Here are 5 of the best boxers in the UFC, and 1 of the worst.

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4. Max Holloway

Next up is another featherweight made famous for running through the division with his incredible boxing skills. Max "Blessed" Holloway is not only recognized as one of the best boxers in the promotion - he's the self-proclaimed "best boxer in the UFC, baby!"

If you look up the definition of a "volume striker" in the dictionary, you'll probably find a picture of Max Holloway. Unlike Conor McGregor, who is more of a sniping 1-punch counter-striker, Holloway relentlessly peppers his opponents until they crumble under the pressure. While he may not have the same power as some of the other fighters on this list, watching Holloway unleash wave after wave of punch combinations is a thing of beauty.

Holloway utilized his boxing skills to become the third UFC featherweight champion, defeating the likes of Jose Aldo (twice), Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis, and Charles Oliveira. Along with his 5 title fight wins, Holloway has used his hands to collect some incredibly impressive UFC records.

Holloway has the most wins via knockout in UFC featherweigh history with 8. His snowballing pressure boxing is the primary reason why he is also the record holder for the most significant strikes landed in UFC history with a staggering 3,122. He also has the most significant strikes landed in a single fight - 445 against Calvin Kattar.

In fact, Holloway vs Kattar is the perfect showcase of just how devastating Holloway's boxing can be. In a masterclass performance, Holloway dominated Kattar for 5 rounds - famously turning to the commentator's booth to declare "I'm the best boxer in the UFC, baby!" during the action.