17 Most Jacked UFC Fighters | Easily Explained
Over the history of the UFC, there have been many fighters who have been absolutely jacked.
In this page we'll go over the most jacked UFC fighters in the history of the UFC in the past & present.
Table of Contents
- Kamaru Usman
- Yoel Romero
- Alistair Overeem
- Brock Lesnar
- Paulo Costa
- Vitor Belfort
- Sage Northcutt
- Luke Rockhold
- Tecia Torres
- Deiveson Figueiredo
- George St-Pierre
- Rousimar Palhares
- Aljamain Sterling
- Joaquin Buckley
- Shane Burgos
- Ilia Topuria
- Marlon Moraes
1. Kamaru Usman
Although the current Welterweight champion of the world is known for his elite wrestling and ever improving striking, his most impressive feat may just be his physique.
There's absolutely no body fat on Usman, and he's somehow able to have this muscular physique while maintaining his killer cardio.
2. Yoel Romero
Romero is known for being one of the most impressive physical specimens in the world, and he has been able to do this for a long, long time.
Despite being in almost his mid 40's, Romero has maintained his ridiculous physique for 20+ years. If you look at Yoel Romero during his Olympic run, he looks almost exactly the same as he does now.
He is absolutely one of the scariest humans in the world, packing absolute knockout power to tag along with his impressive elite pedigree.
3. Alistair Overeem
Overeem in his prime was known for being one of the absolute monsters of the game. Prior to USADA, Overeem's physique was easily one of the most impressive out there.
While most heavyweights (Besides Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane) lack definition, and often even have high levels of body fats, Overeem looked the complete opposite.
In fact, he looked like he could compete in bodybuilding shows if he wanted to.
4. Brock Lesnar
Lesnar often had to cut to make the 265 lbs weight limit. Lesnar was known to possess a monstrous physique, from head to toe it often looked like his muscles had muscles.
Lesnar became the UFC Heavyweight champion in a shocking 4 professional fights under his belt. Along with his physique he had enormous strength and athletic ability.
5. Paulo Costa
Costa is notorious for how much weight he cuts for fights. Despite being a massive fighter, he somehow makes the 185 lbs limit.
In fact, for one of his fights he actually weighed an astounding 213.8 lbs on the day of the fight. This means that he re-hydrated almost 30 lbs in 24 hours from the time that he weighed in up until his fight.
Regardless Costa features an impressive physique during fight camps and during fights.
6. Vitor Belfort
'TRT Vitor' is known to be a mythical creature. From the short time that TRT was allowed in the UFC, Vitor is known for having taken full advantage and his impressive physique is the only place that you will need to look to agree.
Vitor would go on an impressive run while absolutely dominating the competition. Along with his physique, he would also maintain his patented knock out power while going on a tear through the division.
7. Sage Northcutt
A young fighter who was (ironically) found in 'Dana White's Looking for a Fight' series, Northcutt has one of the most impressive physiques in MMA history.
Whereas some fighters blow up during the off season, prior to leaning back out, Northcutt maintains a chiseled physique year round.
Even when he moves up in weight classes, he somehow still looks just as lean while having the added bulk of muscle.
8. Luke Rockhold
Rockhold is another fighter who is gigantic for the 185 lbs division. He's able to keep himself lean, while putting on size just as Northcutt is.
There aren't many people in this world that are able to do this, especially in the world of fighting.
Regardless of his physique, Rockhold is also extremely tough. He is notorious for having won the 185 lbs title while battling a staph infection.
9. Tecia Torres
Torres is one of the absolutely most shredded fighters in the world. Along with her impressive sculpted shoulders, she also seemingly has no body fat at all.
Regardless of when her fight is, she's able to maintain her impressive physique year-round. If you learn anything from this list, it is that those who stay lean year-round have an easier time shredding up, than those who bulk up, and lean out throughout the year.
10. Deiveson Figueiredo
Figueiredo has had one of the most interesting careers in the UFC. At one point he was a sushi chef, and a hairdresser to make end meets.
Now he is known as the 'God of War', seemingly unstoppable at one point finishing all of his opponents, to losing the belt to Brandon Moreno, to reclaiming the belt back.
Something that stands out with him is he is absolutely shredded, with seemingly no body fat in every fight that he partakes in.
11. George St-Pierre
Known as the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of all time, GSP was not only successful inside of the octagon with his masterful performances, he was able to keep and maintain and impressive physique year round.
In fact, even as he surpasses the age of 40, he has been able to stay lean year-round which is rare for retired athletes.
12. Rousimar Palhares
Palhares was a Jiu Jitsu standout with a phenomenal physique who transitioned to the UFC and was able to score some tremendous submissions.
As impressive as those finishes were, he would eventually get cut from the UFC for holding the submissions long after his opponents would tap, and even hold on to it as the referee is trying to stop him.
This was extremely unsafe for the sport, and caused additional damage to his opponents.
13. Aljamain Sterling
The 'Funkmaster' has been extremely impressive in his UFC career, knocking off top contenders on the way to becoming champion.
He is known for using his elite Wrestling, Grappling and Jiu Jitsu to overwhelm his opponents.
Sterling is noticeably extremely lean for his fights, as his patented veins above his chest make their return seemingly every fight.
14. Joaquin Buckley
Although Buckley is most famous for landing a jumping reverse spin side kick that knocked his opponent out cold (after his opponent caught his original kick), Buckley is a very top-heavy athlete.
15. Shane Burgos
How Burgos is able to make the Featherweight (145 lbs) allowance is anyone's guess.
He is absolutely massive both inside the octagon and outside of it, and is seemingly an entire weight class larger than most of his opponents.
Additionally, he's able to maintain his shredded physique even after re-hydrating for the fight.
16. Ilia Topuria
'El Matador' has been able to find massive success inside of the octagon, finishing almost every one of his fights.
Apart from his noticeable chest tattoo and his knock out power, Topuria is in phenomenal shape every fight.
17. Marlon Moraes
'Magic' Marlon Moraes is so ripped for every fight that he almost seems like a cartoon character.
His lightning quick kicks, fueled by his insane conditioning have been able to knock out elite fighters including Aljamain Sterling.