His head kick off the fence against Benson Henderson is one of the most famous MMA kicks of all time. Despite being outwrestled by Clay Guida in his first UFC appearance, I think we all see his true potential now. As long as he stays on his feet (he’s pretty good with a triangle choke too) the opponent is in trouble, and he is knocking on the door of becoming the lightweight champion. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-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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