Top 6 UFC Records of All Time

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Georges St. Pierre, left, in action against Dan Hardy in their UFC 111 fight at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on March 27, 2010.
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Aug 17, 2023, 10:12 PM
  • Here's a list of the top six UFC records in various categories.
  • Among the categories included on the list are most wins, finishes, submissions, knockouts, strikes landed, and takedowns.

Being the UFC Champion is the primary reason fighters compete inside the Octagon. Climbing the rankings, earning the right to be the number one challenger, and eventually conquering the MMA odds and defeating the reigning titleholder is the ideal route for most athletes on the roster.

But along the way, there are unprecedented achievements or milestones these fighters attain.

Today, we dive into six UFC records set by different fighters throughout the sports’ history.

Most Wins

Jim Miller holds the most wins in UFC history with 25.
He appeared in 42 UFC fights (Andrei Arlovski second-most behind him with 40), losing 16 and one draw bout.
These wins from Miller were from the lightweight division, where he started competing in October 2008. He won 17 of those 25 via stoppage, either through TKO/KO or submission.
‘’A-10’’ is fresh off a first-round knockout of Jesse Butler in June 2023.

Most Finishes

The most finishes in UFC history belong to Charles Oliveira with 20 and tops Jim Miller (17) and Donald Cerrone in this category (16). 

Oliveira appeared in 32 UFC bouts and won 21 of them. Of those 21 wins, he finished 19 of them. Only the fights against Jeremy Stephens and Tony Ferguson came in unanimous decision victories. ‘’Do Bronx’’ submitted 16 of his opponents and scored three wins via TKO/KO.

Most Submissions

Charles Oliveira also holds the most finishes in UFC history with 16, much like his record for the most finishes under the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The Brazilian champion is coming off a first-round TKO finish against fellow top lightweight contender Beneil Dariush in their June 2023 showdown. He’s become a popular pick in UFC betting odds

Most Knockouts

Heavyweight knockout artist and former title challenger Derrick Lewis has recently passed Matt Brown for the most knockouts in UFC history with 14. 

Lewis scored a first-round TKO win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima in July 2023 to become the record holder in the category. The ‘’Black Beast’’ competed in 27 UFC fights and won 18 of those outings. Only his fights against Roy Nelson, Francis Ngannou, and Ilir Latifi were decision wins, and the rest were knockouts.

Most Strikes Landed

Although he lost the UFC Featherweight to Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway still has the bragging rights as the fighter with the most strikes landed in the UFC with 3,056 in only 25 fights. 

His last two bouts against Calvin Kattar (in January 2021) and Yair Rodriguez (in November 2021) significantly separated him from the 2,591 strikes landed by Georges St-Pierre. 

Considering that he is now in his 30s, he might increase this number by a considerable margin at the end of his fighting career.

Most Takedowns

Considered by many fans as the best to ever do it, Georges St-Pierre claimed the record for the most number of takedowns in the UFC with 90 in just 23 bouts. 

This was a crucial aspect of GSP’s fighting style as he ended his career with a record of 26 wins against two losses which helped him win two titles in two different divisions (welterweight and middleweight). 

The only two active UFC fighters on the roster who could surpass this record are number six-ranked bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili and number four-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.