Winner of his last two, ‘The Bull’ certainly prefers to be on his feet (we saw him get quickly dispatched on the ground by an overweight Dennis Hallman). He was set to take a huge step up in competition against Edson Barbosa, but got hurt. If we see him against a wrestler he better continue to work on his takedown defense, or he may find himself on the losing end again. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Here is a list of some the UFC lightweights that can throw leather. Many of these fighters have made a career out of slick striking coupled with a good amount of knockout power. It is tough to identify the best strikers because the division is so stacked right now, but here are who I think, in order, the best strikers in the UFC’s lightweight division. Honorable Mention: Nate Diaz, Melvin Guillard, and Rafael Dos Anjos.
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