Mauricio Milani Rua, aka Shogun, is a Brazilian MMA fighter and model. UFC recognizes him as a Light Heavyweight fighter. He won UFC Light Heavyweight. Rua has been a pro since 2002 and won the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix in 2005.
Scary Wanderlei Silva has fought in 51 professional fights. Silva won 35 of 51 fights, 27 via KO/TKO. Silva's legacy was created during his time with Pride FC, but he proceeded to face the world's best in the UFC. He won five fight of the night and two knockout of the night awards and fought Michael Bisping, Rich Franklin, and Cung Le.
Junior Dos Santos was also UFC Heavyweight Champion. AEW may use him now. Santos won 21 of his 30 professional fights during his prime and lost all four of his most recent fights via technical knockout. Junior Dos Santos fought Alistair Overeem and Stipe Miocic in classic bouts.
Lyoto "The Dragon" is known for his unconventional fighting style, which led to many Octagon victories. He's beaten six UFC champions and four UFC Hall of Famers. Lyoto entered the UFC in 2007 with wins over Stephan Bonnar and BJ Penn.
He's the best Brazilian fighter in UFC history. José Aldo's career peaked when he won 18 straight fights. Seven were in UFC (UFC). All were title defenses after his WEC featherweight title became the UFC title.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, aka Minotauro, is the UFC interim heavyweight champion. UFC Hall of Famer. He had 46 MMA fights and competed in the UFC from 2007 to 2015, cementing his status as an MMA icon.
First UFC champion Royce Gracie changed people's perceptions of "real" fighting. He popularized Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He showed that a smaller, less physically imposing man could defeat larger opponents by choking or locking them. Royce first used the guard, rear-naked choke, and armbar in MMA.
Vitor Vieira Belfort fights at Heavyweight and Middleweight. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Vitor Belfort is now with Bellator MMA. He also won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and the Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship. Belfort is tied for third in UFC history with 14 finishes.
Anderson Silva is one of the most accomplished Brazilian and UFC fighters ever. His 2147-day title reign and 16-fight win streak are UFC records. "The Spider" had excellent timing, striking accuracy, range control, and a variety of striking options as a counter-striker.