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Who holds the record for the longest UFC win streak? UFC Win Streaks all weight classes
The UFC is one of the world's most intense and demanding sports. Apart from the physical dominance needed, mental alertness and technical know-how differentiate the top from the other fighters. So, having a winning streak is quite impressive. Read on to find out the longest UFC win streak.
The UFC has great names and fierce fighters, such as Anderson Silva, Usman Kamaru, Jon Jones and Charles Oliveira. A winning streak in the UFC is impressive since most fighters are technically and physically inept. So, who has the longest UFC win streak?
Top 10 longest UFC win streaks
The greatest athletes brag of incredible achievements, which most can not achieve. Fighters like Anderson Silva and Jon Jones have proven to be elite fighters by going for many matches without losing. Here are some fighters with the longest UFC win streaks ever:
10. Alexander Volkanovski- 11 wins
The star debuted on 26th November 2016 and went on an incredible 11-fight winning streak that ended on 9th April 2022. He became the UFC featherweight champion after beating Australian Max Holloway during this period. He signed the greatest promotion in the UFC world due to his 13-1 record.
The star has stated his dissatisfaction with his current weight class and hopes to go higher to compete in the lightweight division. His winning streak ended on 9th April 2022, when he won against the Korean Zombie.
9. Tony Ferguson- 12 wins
He won the UFC interim lightweight title during his peak after beating Kevin Lee. The star's winning streak is impressive; he went for six years, from 19th October 2013 to 8th June 2019, without losing a single fight. His favourite move is the Babro Choke which he uses to suffocate his opponents.
He is nicknamed "El Cucuy"; his first loss after 12 matches came from Justin Gaethje.
8. Amanda Nunes- 12 wins
She is one of the strongest female fighters with an excellent track record to back her. She began her winning streak on 21st March 2015 against Shayna Baszler and 6th March 2021 against Megan Anderson. During her streak, she became the women's bantamweight champion twice in 2016 and 2018.
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She was well known for her domineering style till Julianna Pena defeated her on 11th December 2021 by submission.
7. Max Holloway- 13 wins
On 4th January 2014, Max defeated Will to begin his impressive 13-win streak by TKO. During his streak, he won the interim featherweight belt and the championship. His streak ended on 13th April 2019 when he lost to Porier due to a unanimous decision.
6. Demetrious Johnson- 13 wins
Nicknamed the "Mighty Mouse", Johnson started his incredible run on 8th June 2012 against Ian McCall by unanimous decision. He ended up winning the title that year and held it for six years till 2018 when he lost by split decision to Henry Cejudo before leaving the promotion.
5. Jon Jones-13 wins
Dubbed the "GOAT" by most fans, Jon Jones is one of the most talented fighters on this list. In fact, were it not for his testing positive for illegal substances and getting a ban, he might have topped this list with an 18-game streak. His incredible run started on 21st March 2010 against Brandon Viera, with his last fight in this streak being on 23rd April 2016.
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Due to the illegal substance ban, he was stripped of his Championship belt after TKOing Mauricio Rua on 19th March 2021. He was found to have clomifene and letrozole in his system. Jon Jone's win streak lasted six years and was one of the most impressive.
4. George St-Pierre- 13 wins
The Canadian held his winning streak for over ten years. It lasted from 25th August 2007 to 4th November 2017. He won the interim welterweight title and the championship belt in his streak.
He ended his career without losing his title. He is one of the greatest athletes in the UFC's history.
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov-13 wins
He is not only the first Russian to become a UFC champion but also one of the few fighters ever to end their careers undefeated. The "Eagle" defeated each of his opponents between 20th January 2012 and 24th October 2020 while winning the UFC lightweight title and defending it in his last fight. Khabibs's win streak in the UFC lasted for over eight years which is impressive.
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Despite trials from the promotion to curb his retirement, the Russian retired and formed his promotion, Eagle FC promotion.
2. Kamaru Usman- 15 wins
He won the welterweight title by defeating Tyson Woodlet in 2019 during his streak, which he began on 12th July 2015 against Hayder Hassan. He beat Hassan in the Ultimate Fighter Finale and extended his four-year run to end on 6th November 2021. The star has won duels against all the best fighters in his weight division.
The "Nigerian Nightmare" might be a contender to top the longest UFC win streak history list, as he has only two matches remaining.
1. Anderson Silva- 16 wins
Anderson Silva has the longest UFC win streak of all time. The legend started his impressive run on 28th June 2006 against Chris Leben, ending on 13th October 2012 against Stephan Bonnar. He became the UFC middleweight champion in his second fight on 14th October 2006 after two successful knockouts, which he held for seven years.
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He retired from the MMA and is currently pursuing pro boxing.
The longest win streak in UFC lightweight
So, who has the longest win streak in UFC lightweight? Islam Makhachev has the longest winning streak in the division. He is currently on an 11-fight winning streak, winning 5 of his victories by unanimous decision.
Who has the longest active win streak in UFC? It is still Makhachev. He has won his last 12 fights, the longest active streak in the promotion.
The longest undefeated UFC win streak
What is Adesanya's UFC record?
Israel Adesanya, also known as "The Last Stylebender", fights in the middleweight division. He has 23 wins and only two losses which is an incredible record. One of his losses is from his arch-rival Alex Pereira.
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Anderson Silva currently holds the record for the longest UFC win streak, which stands at 16 games. Usman Kamaru comes a close second with just 15 wins. The UFC is very competitive; only the best can hold such a record.
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