#7 Matt Hughes

Top 10 best MMA fighters of all time | Matt Hughes

Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 77 kg
Divisions: Welterweight
Age: 44 years old
Record: 45-9-0 (17 KOs – 18 Submissions)

Definitely, he is one of the UFC pioneers. He is regarded by many, as one of the top 3 best welterweight fighters ever. His career is full of big wins over great fighters like Georges St-Pierre, Royce Gracie, B.J. Penn, Sean Sherk, Carlos Newton.

Wrestling was Matt’s main background, he was very strong, and known for his brutal slams. He used to throw the guys down to break their ribs or shoulders, not just to score a takedown. And if he didn’t slam, he Submits.  He even has submission wins over BJJ black belt holders.

Hughes never planned to win by points, he always trying to smash. If he got the chance to finish the fight, he will, and if he got the chance to smash them before finishing he will.