30 greatest UFC fighters of all time [UPDATED]

Celebrating 30 years of the UFC, ranking the 30 greatest UFC fighters of all time.
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9. Alexander Volkanovski

Former professional boxer and semi-pro rugby player, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski hasn’t lost since 2013. Volkanovski started MMA in 2012 going 13-1 before joining the UFC. Volkanovski is 12-0 with the promotion and has three performance bonuses.

Volkanovski started out his UFC tenure with wins over Jeremy Kennedy, Darren Elkins, Chad Mendes, and Jose Aldo, which prompted him a title shot against Max Holloway. Since his win over Holloway, Volkanovski hasn’t looked back. On a 22-fight win streak that included title defenses against Holloway (twice), Brian Ortega, and Chan Sung Jung, Volkanovski is the only current champion without a loss inside the organization (we can count Alex Pereira, but he hasn’t defended his belt yet).

Volkanovski is undefeated in title fights (5-0) and is scheduled to move up and fight lightweight champion Islam Makhachev next month, looking to add to his impressive resume.