17 Undefeated UFC Fighters to Watch

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In the sports world, there is an age old saying that goes “you win some, you lose some,” but what if one never loses? Is that even possible? Everybody loses at some point right? Well, not in the case of these undefeated UFC fighters, who if they continue to win could possibly wind up on our list of the richest UFC fighters. These men and women have gone their entire careers without ever losing a single match, putting them in rare company. In some cases, those undefeated records can blossom into a double champion status. Though some of these fighters may have come close to losing, they dug deep to make comebacks to keep their undefeated status in some of the best UFC fights ever seen. In case you were wondering, here is our list of the best undefeated UFC fighters to watch.

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The 17 Best Undefeated UFC Fighters

(All Records are overall professional MMA records, not just the fighters record in the UFC)

  • Bo Nickal (5-0-0)
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0-0)
  • Tatiana Suarez (10-0-0)
  • Movsar Evloev (17-0-0)
  • Aliaskhab Khizrev (14-0-0)
  • Azat Maksum (17-0-0)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov (18-0-0)
  • Umar Nurmagomedov (16-0-0)
  • Khamzat Chimaev (13-0-0)
  • Ilia Topuria (14-0-0)
  • Payton Talbott (7-0-0)
  • Javid Basharat (14-0-0)
  • Muhammad Mokaev (10-0-0)
  • Tatsuro Taira (15-0-0)
  • Farid Basharat (11-0-0)
  • Ian Garry (13-0-0)
  • Azamat Murzakanov (13-0-0)

1. Bo Nickal (5-0-0)

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Former collegiate national champion in wrestling, when Bo Nickal entered the UFC he was one of the companies most hyped prospects. Although he may not have as many fights on his resume, in his 5-0 record Nickal has never even been taken to the second round. He has two knockouts and three submissions, all in the first round. There is a very good chance we see Bo Nickal hoisting a belt one day soon.

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov, 29-0-0

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This 5”10”, 155lb fighter from Russia, is undefeated in all 28 of his matchups. Representing the Fight Spirit Team and the American Kickboxing Academy, “The Eagle” is recognized as one of the league's greatest fighters. Of those 28 wins, eight were TKO’s, ten were submissions, and the other ten were decisions (obviously in his favor). He even holds the record for most expensive UFC card ever sold! Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje for his 29th win. 

3. Tatiana Suarez, 11-0-0

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Speaking of pretty women who can throw them bows, Tatiana Suarez is small in frame, but will knock you out. Representing Millennia MMA, this California girl has two TKO’s, six submissions, and three decisions, for a total of eight career wins so far. Her last victory was a submission versus Jessica Andrade on August 5th, 2023, at UFC Fight Night.

4. Movsar Evloev, 18-0-0

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Born in Ingushetia, Russia, this 5’'8”, 135lb killer has 18 career wins. Representing NART, the 26-year-old has three TKO’s, four submissions, and eleven decisions. His last win was a dominant decision win over Arnold Allen at UFC 297.

5. Aliaskhab Khizriev, 14-0-0

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  • Standout Fight: UFC Fightnight win against Denis Tiuliulin

Weighing in at 185lbs, Aliaskhab is undefeated with a grand total of 14 wins. The Team Shikhshabekov fighter currently has five TKO’s, five submissions, and four decisions to his name. That last win came on March 26th, 2022 in a submission against Denis Tiuliulin at UFC Fight Night.

6. Azat Maksum, (17-0-0)

7. Shavkat Rakhmonov, 18-0-0

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Representing Kazakhstan Top Team, Rakhmonov is undefeated with 18 career wins. Of those 18 wins, eight are TKO’s, and ten are submissions. Clearly, nobody is a match for Rakhmonov as his victories have been brutal for his opponents. Rakhmonov’s last matchup resulted in an impressive victory over Stephen Thompson at UFC 296.

8. Umar Nurmagomedov, 16-0-0

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With seven submissions, seven decisions, and two TKO's, this Eagles MMA fighter is undefeated with 16 career wins. Weighing in at 135lbs, the 5”8” fighter from Russia has made a name for himself in the UFC community. Nurmagomedov’s last fight ended when he knocked out Raoni Barcelos in the first round at UFC Fight Night.

9. Khamzat Chimaev, 13-0-0

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Six TKO’s plus Five submissions, and two decisions equals thirteen career wins for Khamzat Chimaev. Known as “Borz,” the 29-year-old from Sweden has never lost a fight. Represented by Allstars Training Center, “Borz” last victory was a October 21st, 2023 win against Kamaru Usman.

10. Ilia Topuria, (14-0-0)

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Standing at 5'7", 146 pounds, no one in the UFC has been able to slow down Ilia Topuria. Fighting out of team Climent Club, Topuria boasts an incredible 14-0-0 record. That comes via eight submissions, four knockouts, and two decisions. His most recent victory came on June 24th, 2023. He will have his toughest fight yet, going up against Alexander Volkanovski in a title fight next month.

11. Payton Talbott (7-0-0)

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Payton Talbott is a 5'10" Bantamweight who fights out Reno, Nevada with an undefeated professional record of 7-0-0. Talbott just made his UFC debut with a rear naked choke victory against Nick Aguirre. He was awarded a UFC contract after climbing the ranks of Dana White's "Contender Series".

12. Javid Basharat, (14-0-0)

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Javid 'The Snow Leopard' Basharat is a 5'9" 136 pound fighter from Afghanistan. He has taken the UFC by storm since getting his foot in the door via Dana White's "Contender Series". Although his last fight ended in a no-contest because of a kick to the groin, Basharat is slated to fight Aiemann Zahabi on March 2nd at UFC Fight Night.

13. Muhammad Mokaev, (10-0-0)

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Muhammad 'The Punisher' Mokaev is a 5'7" flyweight from the Republic of Dagestan, fighting out of Manchester, England. He boasts an incredible 10-0-0 record and is affiliated with KHK MMA Team. His next fight is slated for March 2nd against Alex Perez.

14. Tatsuro Taira, (10-0-0)

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Tatsuro Taira has taken the UFC by storm since making his debut in May of 2022. He previously was fighting in Shooto, where he went undefeated. He kept that momentum going and has been undefeated in his 5 UFC fights, making him a perfect 10-0-0 professionally.

15. Farid Basharat, (11-0-0)

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'Ferocious' Farid Basharat is a 5'8" Bantamweight fighter from Afghanistan boasting a sensational 11-0-0 record. He is affiliated with Xtreme Couture team and also happens to the brother of undefeated fighter Javid, who also finds himself on this list.

16. Ian Garry, (13-0-0)

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'The Future' Ian Machado Garry is a 6'3" fighter out of Ireland. He is currently ranked the 8th best Welterweight in the world after putting up an impressive 13-0-0 professional record. Garry is slated to fight Geoff Neal next on February 17th.

17. Azamat Murzakanov, (13-0-0)

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Azamat 'The Professional' Murzakanov is a 5'10" Light Heavyweight from Russia, fighting out of New Jersey. He is currently the #14 ranked Light Heavyweight in the world after an impressive unanimous decision win over Dustin Jacoby at UFC Fight Night. Murzakanov has no scheduled fights as of now but I'm sure the UFC is eager to get this beast back into the octagon.

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