The 8 Most Unique Fighting Styles In The UFC
In the world of MMA, there are countless different fighting styles that are blended into the sport. From Karate experts to nearly straight wrestlers, there aren’t many fighters, if any, that fight exactly alike. Today, we’ll take a look at 8 different UFC fighters whose styles are special amongst the rest.
8. Stephen Thompson
We’ve seen karate styles in the UFC before, but Thompson seems to have truly mastered it, and carries real power in each one of his strikes. He is a master of distance, as well as throwing strikes from angles in which really no one else in the UFC seems capable of.
7. Clay Guida
Describing Clay Guida’s style of fighting is hard, but it is certainly unique. Primarily a mixture of boxing and wrestling, Guida loves to pressure his opponents constantly and look for the takedown to grind them out, and often finds himself in wild exchanges.
6. T.J. Dillashaw
The current Bantamweight champion of the world, Dillashaw has a unique muay thai style that involves constant movement and throwing strikes from awkward angles. His excellent footwork and striking combinations are beautiful.
5. Anderson Silva
Silva is a longtime legend of the sport and has been known throughout the years for his unique approach to fighting. He often fights loose, dropping his hands and throwing unorthodox strikes, that often can put people away…Like he did with Vitor Belfort.
4. Conor McGregor
Love him or hate him, McGregor is one of the most special talents to ever grace the sport. Starting primarily as a boxer, McGregor has quickly adapted into a karate-like stance, still carrying serious power in his punches. His accuracy along with his scary power makes him one of those largest forces inside the octagon.
3. Jon Jones
Jones has an odd ability alongside a mixture with excellent athleticism to have one of the largest arsenals in the world of MMA. Jon’s actual style isn’t too special, but the way he is able to throw precise combinations of often times, rare strikes, is a beauty to watch. Also, Jones has pretty much dominated everyone he’s ever came against on the mat as well, making him arguably the greatest of all time.
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Although wrestling based, Nurmagomedov’s ground game is on another level. However, what makes his style truly unique is his ability to just hold every single one of his opponents and get off brutal ground-and-pound, as well as pull off submissions.
1. Dominick Cruz
Cruz has influenced the art of footwork in the modern-day world of MMA. He truly moves the most unique out of any fighter in the UFC, having spectacular footwork, head movement, striking from different angles, and more. At the end of the day, he has to be the most unique fighter currently in the UFC hands down.