Brazilian fighters are the majority of the Ultimate Fighting Championship after Americans. Jose Aldo, Amanda Nunes, and Cris Cyborg are in our list of the best Brazilian UFC fighters in 2019. Check out who the other three athletes are and what achievements earned them a spot on our list!
Mixed martial arts is not less popular than soccer in Brazil. By many, this country is the place where MMA was born. Many big names in mixed martial arts came out from Brazil. Here are the best Brazilian UFC fighters in 2019.
1. Jose Aldo has 7 title defenses
Jose Aldo is the most dominant Brazilian UFC fighter. He is the former WEC and UFC Featherweight Champion. With 32 years of age, Aldo has 28 wins and 4 losses in his career. He won 17 matches by knockout.
Jose Aldo defended his title 7 times between 2011 and 2014. Eventually, Conor McGregor put an end to his seemingly unstoppable run by a knockout within 13 seconds. Furthermore, he lost two fights against the current UFC Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway, both by TKO in 2017.
Despite his losses to McGregor and Holloway, Aldo is still #1 in the official UFC featherweight rankings. Because Aldo won his last two matches incredibly by TKO against Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano. Furthermore, his last two victories won the performance of the night award.
Bet on Jose Aldo at Bet365 Sportsbook
Jose Aldo (1.80) is fighting with Alexander Volkanovski (2.00) at UFC 237.
2. Amanda Nunes “The Lioness” won 2 titles in only 2 rounds
Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, Amanda Nunes is the best female UFC fighter in the world. Currently, she is the only female fighter with 2 UFC titles. That explains why online sportsbooks in Brazil give her great odds almost always.
With 30 years of age, Nunes has 4 losses and 17 wins in her carrier, 12 of them by knockout. She won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship by submission in the first round against Miesha Tate at UFC 200.
However, her most famous victory was against the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey on Dec 2016. Nunes won the fight with a TKO by heavy punches within 48 seconds and defended her title.
Furthermore, she was crowned the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion by beating another Brazilian, Cris Cyborg at UFC 232. She won the match by KO within 51 seconds in the first round.
Bet on Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Amanda Nunes (1.30)
- Holly Holm (3.50)
Take a look at our list of best UFC female fighters of 2019.
3. Cris Cyborg has the longest unbeaten run
Cris Cyborg has not lost a fight between 2005 and 2018. Therefore, she has the longest unbeaten run amongst the current female fighters. Cyborg holds a professional record of only 2 losses and 20 wins, 17 of them by knockout. She is the former Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.
Cyborg defended her UFC title twice against Holly Holm and Yana Kunitskaya before losing it to Amanda Nunes.
Take a look at our list of UFC Fighters With Most Wins.
4. Jessica Andrade is likely to win her first UFC title
Jessica Andrade comes in at number 4 in our list of the best Brazilian UFC fighters in 2019. Andrade has a professional record of 6 losses and 19 wins, 6 of them by knockout. She won her last 3 fights and is #1 in the official UFC strawweight rankings. Her great performance recently earned her a shot at the title against Rose Namajunas on May 12, 2019.
Bet on Jessica Andrade at Bet365 Sportsbook
Jessica Andrade (1.72) is likely to win the Women’s Strawweight Championship against Rose Namajunas (2.10) at UFC 237.
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5. Thiago Santos “Marreta” is doing great recently
At number 5 in this list, we have Thiago Santos “Marreta” (the sledgehammer). His fights earned 5 performance of the night awards and 2 fight of the night awards so far. Santos has 21 wins and 6 losses in his career, 15 of them by knockout.
Furthermore, Santos lost only once out of his last 5 matches. Which is why he is #3 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Best Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos betting odds at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Jon Jones (1.14)
- Thiago Santos (6.00)
6. Raphael Assuncao defeated T.J Dillashaw in 2013
Raphael Assuncao is the last athlete in our list of the best Brazilian UFC fighters in 2019. With 36 years of age, he has 6 losses and 27 wins in his career, 10 of them by submission. Furthermore, he is #2 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.
His most famous victory came in 2013 over the current UFC Bantamweight Champion, T.J. Dillashaw. Assuncao won the match by split decision and earned the fight of the night award. Online sportsbook news in Brazil still mention that fight!