The history of the Lightweight division has been one of turmoil. From the rocky beginnings of coming and going, to the thought that the smaller guys can’t sell a card, the Lightweights have always been a hot topic. Jens Pulver, B.J. Penn, and Frankie Edgar have helped pave the way for all Lightweights past and present.
Welterweight always provides you with a mixed bag of fighters. Ranging anywhere from 5’8” to 6’5”, all of their body styles are different. Welterweight seems to be the most well rounded division, as in not one technique or practice dominates. Rather amusing when you think about Matt Hughes holding down the division with his wrestling for so many years. Every fighter on this list is skilled throughout the cage and can be one of MMA’s next big superstars.
Tim will be back on the job next Thursday with his welterweight rankings. In the mean time, I thought I would take the opportunity to show the top five currently undefeated fighters across all weight classes. It is next to impossible to have an undefeated career in Mixed Martial Arts so I thought I would share who, for now, is on the way to do it.
The Middleweight division has long been one of my personal favorites. The fighters have the speed of the lower weight classes to go along with the power of the big guys. The fluidity of their striking, the power of their takedown, and the slickness of their submission game is exactly what makes the MW division so great. These 13 fighters all have the opportunity for that greatness.
The LHW division has long been the glamour MMA division. Some of the sports biggest rivalries and most prolific fights have come from Light Heavyweight. Even the fight known for causing the UFC inspiration, Forrest Griffin v.s. Stephan Bonnar, was fought at Light Heavyweight.