It is hard to earn the UFC contract, and even harder to win the fight. Jon Jones is still the owner of the number of the most consecutive wins in UFC (18), but he’s followed by Anderson Silva, Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre, and Max Holloway.
In this article, we’ll go over the longest series of most consecutive wins in UFC so far, as of June 2023.
Some of these guys aren’t members of the UFC roster anymore, but one thing is certain – the top of the list will not change soon. Leon Edwards floored Kamaru Usman with a top-notch Muay Thai left high kick to the chin, which stopped his fabulous winning streak, plus Silva, Khabib, and GSP don’t compete anymore.
The greatest threat to these records is the reigning defending 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovski, who hasn’t suffered a single loss in the UFC. At the moment, he is the owner of the longest active UFC win streak, with a score of 12.
Now let’s hop on the article and get to know the guys and gals with the longest win streaks in UFC history!
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These are the UFC fighters with the longest win streaks:
- Jon Jones (18)
- Anderson Silva (16)
- Kamaru Usman (15)
- Georges St-Pierre (13)
- Khabib Nurmagomedov (13)
- Max Holloway (13)
- Demetrious Johnson (13)
- Alexander Volkanovski (12)
- Amanda Nunes (12)
Jon Jones (18)
Jon Jones has always been a problematic kid, but he’s also one of the most revolutionary fighters in the history of this sport.
The man who brought oblique kicks and side-kicks to the legs to the world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship would have probably had a greater score if he obeyed the rules.
The former 205-pound champion has never lost a fight because of his mistake, but his fight against Matt Hamill in 2009 was stopped thanks to breaking the rule – 12-6 elbows on the downed opponent.
Since then, Jon Jones hasn’t lost a single bout. Yeah, he was suspended because of hit-and-run incidents and anabolic steroid abuse, but nobody forced him to tap!
Jones holds victories over many great names – Lyoto Machida, Ryan Bader, Mauricio Rua, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira…
He switched to the heavyweight division now, so there’s a solid chance of extending the longest undefeated streak in the UFC! It is rumored he’ll fight Stipe Miocic.
Anderson Silva (16)
The Spider was holding first place on the list of the longest UFC win streaks for a very long time.
The former 185-pound division king was in his prime in the early 2010s, when the fighters didn’t have a solution for his miraculous head movements and unorthodox Muay Thai strikes.
He was ahead of his time thanks to excellent angling and long-range strikes. Silva destroyed legendary Forest Griffin, Yushin Okami, Vitor Belfort, Demian Maia, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin…
Yet, Chris Weidman solved Anderson Silva’s puzzle at UFC 162 and knocked him out cold with a barrage of violent fists to the head, which lead to Silva’s downfall in the later stages of his career.
The Spider transitioned to boxing, where he defeated many great names.
Kamaru Usman (15)
Kamaru Usman is the most dominant Nigerian wrestler in the history of the UFC and holds the third spot on the list of the longest UFC win streaks.
Usman’s brutal power and superb cage and top control were too much for the majority of his opponents.
The fans don’t like Usman much and call him a boring fighter, but the Nigerian made some changes in the later stages of his career, which led to striking victories over Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns.
Yet, it is hard to believe that he’ll climb higher on the list of the longest UFC win streaks – he was winning the bout against Leon Edwards and made a rookie mistake by leaning to the right, straight in the path of Leon’s left high kick, which led to a knockout loss.
He’s no longer an undisputed 170-pound division champ, but Dana White hinted at a potential rematch between Leon and Kamaru in the future.
Georges St-Pierre (13)
Georges St-Pierre is the first French-Canadian champion in UFC history, and also the man who was way ahead of his age.
GSP is the man who brought interceptive takedowns into the world of mixed martial arts.
Many wondered how he was able to outwrestle the best wrestlers and out-strike the best strikers, but the answer is simple – he was the king of anticipation!
The golden era of George St-Pierre lasted from 2007 to 2017, when he scored back-to-back wins over legendary Dan Hardy, Thiago Alves, Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, and many other stars of the sport.
After a 4-year lay-off, he transitioned to the middleweight division and destroyed Michael Bisping with a rear-naked choke, then announced retirement in 2017. But he might come back, you never know!
Khabib Nurmagomedov (13)
We’ve got a Russian fighter on the list of longest active UFC win streaks – Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib arrived in the UFC as a very experienced wrestler and grappler with tons of amateur fights and Sambo combats under his belt. He brought superb top control into the world of mixed martial arts.
Khabib has never been a muscular guy, but his power and wrestling throws and transitions were way ahead of his era, a big enigma for his opponents. Nobody was able to parry his pressure, offensive wrestling, and fabulous chest control.
The former UFC lightweight champion holds victories over Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Justin Gaethje, and many other high-level names.
Yet, he became famous for the UFC 229 post-fight incident with Conor McGregor, when he leaped across the cage and attacked Dillon Danis following his rear-naked choke over the Irishman, while Khabib’s teammates tried to deal with McGregor.
The trash-talk between the two lasted for months, and Nurmagomedov was very furious because Conor went too far by mentioning his religion, wife, and family.
Khabib retired and he’s the owner of the promotion called Eagle FC at the moment.
Max Holloway (13)
Max Holloway is known for superb MMA boxing and pushing the straight punches to the next level. The former featherweight champion was dealing with some of the greatest names in the division.
Holloway is extremely dangerous with his 1-2, and excellent movement, and wonderful long-range striking.
Holloway earned notable victories over Jose Aldo, Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson, Jeremy Stephens, Andre Fili, Brian Ortega, and so many other great names.
Max tries to keep the fight standing and tries to win the fight via decision, he rarely fishes for the finish and rarely chooses to risk and go for the finish. Yet, he is a fan favorite because his bouts usually turn into bloodbaths and wonderful toe-to-toe battles.
Holloway is one of the most dangerous long-range strikers in the history of the competition, but it is hard to believe he is going to progress on our list of the longest UFC win streaks, as he suffered back-to-back losses to the current division champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Demetrious Johnson (13)
Demetrious Johnson used to be one of the most dominant fighters in the history of UFC, but unfortunately, the lack of his trash-talking skills and humble personality was too much for Dana White, who traded him to ONE FC while Johnson was in his prime.
The all-time greatest flyweight competitor is still known for the impossible flying submission victory over Ray Borg at UFC 216, which many BJJ specialists consider the artistic move.
He holds also notable victories over Kyoji Horiguchi, Henry Cejudo, Wilson Reis, John Dodson, and Chris Cariaso.
His streak was snapped at UFC 227, where Cejudo outworked him in a rematch via a razor-close split decision.
Demetrious Johnson is known for his outstanding cardio, superb connections and combos, great sweeps and transitions, and impressive transitions from defense into offense.
Alexander Volkanovski (12)
Alexander Volkanovski is the all-time greatest Australian mixed martial artist and the owner of the longest current undefeated streak in the UFC with a score of 12.
Volk is the reigning defending 145-pound champion who outworked Max Holloway and gave a hard time to Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Chan Sung Jung, Brian Ortega, and many others.
Volk’s cardio is out of this world, plus his reach rocks, so he’ll probably continue to progress on our list of the longest UFC streaks. There’s a hint of Volk’s potential move to 155, that’d be fun, gotta say.
Amanda Nunes (12)
Amanda Nunes is the first-ever female two-division champion and the hardest-hitting hillbilly at 135 and 145.
She knocked out Cris Cyborg, Raquel Pennington, and Holly Holm, plus she outworked many high-level opponents – Felicia Spencer, Juliana Pena, Valentina Shevchenko…
Nunes is a pressure fighter with a powerful right overhand. She is trying so hard to push the pace and finish the fight in round 1, but her cardio can endure too.
Nunes became the first-ever female two-division champion after back-to-back wins over Pennington and Cyborg, but her streak was snapped in a title shot against Pena, who stopped her in the second round of their first bout at UFC 269.
You can also check out our article about the greatest and hottest female fighters in the history of UFC.
The list of the longest UFC streaks might change in 2023, as Alexander Volkanovski might climb to the top.
He looked so dominant in all of his bouts, it is hard to believe someone will put an end to his title reign any time soon.
Plus, the fans are awaiting Jon Jones’ heavyweight debut, he might create a greater difference between Anderson Silva and himself.
What are your thoughts on our list of the longest win streaks in the UFC? Are we going to see a new name here in 2023?