It’s hard to say there’s a “standard” fighting style. All MMA athletes have their own methods, however, some UFC fighters utilize more unique fighting styles than others. Perhaps the most famous UFC star with an individual style is Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he’s far from the only one. Here are the UFC stars, including Nurmagomedov, who have their own unique ways of fighting.
Clay Guida’s unique fighting style can be best described as a mixture of boxing and wrestling. While that isn’t too unusual, he often finds himself involved in wild exchanges with opponents, who he likes to pressure. Guida often goes for a takedown to tire out his opponents, giving him an advantage. He’s amassed a 35-19 record in his career.
Anderson Silva is a legend in MMA and the UFC. He’s earned this status with a fighting style that fans want to see above many other fighters. Silva’s style is often considered to be loose, as he likes to drop his hands and strike his foes in unorthodox ways. His style may be unusual, but it seems to work for Silva. He is 34-10 in his professional career.
Jon “Bones” Jones
Jon Jones is 25-1 in his MMA career thanks to a combination of athleticism and one of the best and biggest arsenals in the sport. With a varied skill set, the fighter is excellent at throwing precise strikes, with rare strikes being his specialty. But if Jones gets you on the mat, he can also do damage, making him one of the top MMA fighters.
One of the most controversial figures in UFC history, Conor McGregor has brought a lot of scandal on himself with his actions, but he can back it up with the way he performs inside the octagon. McGregor has earned a 21-4 record by evolving his style. He began primarily as a boxer and eventually changed to a more karate-like stance while bringing power to his punches. Combined with his accuracy, this makes McGregor one of the toughest in the UFC.
Dominick Cruz is perhaps best known for the way he’s influenced the art of footwork in modern MMA. In addition to this, Cruz excels at head movement and can strike from virtually any angle. When you factor in all of those skills, it makes Cruz one of the most unique fighters in MMA history; it’s reflected in his 22-2 career mark.
Nurmagomedov has a wrestling-based style, but he’s also one of the best fighters in the ground game. This has helped him stay undefeated at 28-0 after over a decade as an MMA combatant. The most unique part of Nurmagomedov’s repertoire is his ability to hold down all of his foes for brutal ground-and-pound attacks. But he also has an ability to win matches by submitting his opponents, which he’s done 10 times — more than a third of his victories.