The 10 best fighters in UFC 4

The best of the best in UFC 4.

UFC 4, the latest installment of the UFC franchise, is now out worldwide, and much like the previous games in the series, features a multitude of current and former UFC fighters. There are many fighters to choose from, and you may be wondering who the best competitors? We have you covered, as we go over which fighters are the best in UFC 4.

10. Kamaru Usman

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 4
  • Grapple – 4.5
  • Health – 5

We start off our list with one of the most dangerous fighters in the world today, Kamary Usman. The Nigerian-born Usman is currently the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, and he has many tools in his arsenal that make him a dangerous fighter. Usman can beat opposing fighters either in the stand-up game and on the ground, and his size also gives him quite the competitive advantage. Be very careful when going up against Usman in UFC 4.

9. Georges St. Pierre

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 4.5
  • Grapple – 5
  • Health – 5

One of the all-time MMA greats, Georges St. Pierre, is widely considered one of the greatest welterweights fighters. St. Pierre, who was often called by his initials, ‘GSP,’ brought a powerful combination of technical prowess and brute striking strength. The Canadian-born St. Pierre went 26-2 in his professional career, and even though he may no longer be an active MMA fighter anymore, he could still lay a beating against some of the best in UFC today in UFC 4.

8. Stipe Miocic

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 4.5
  • Grapple – 4
  • Health – 5

Stipe Miocic maybe a firefighter by day, but by night, he’s the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion. The Ohio native is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, with his most recent win coming on August 15, 2020, against his long-time rival, Daniel Cormier. Miocic, who is rated as the eighth-best fighter by the UFC devs, can pound opposing fighters with heavy strikes that can wear down the opposition fast. He may not be the best fighter on the ground, but considering his long reach and fierce punches, you probably won’t want to be on the mat for long against Miocic.

7. Weili Zhang

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 4.5
  • Grapple – 4
  • Health – 5

While most of the attention around the UFC Women’s Division revolves around Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko, don’t sleep on Weili Zhang. Zhang is the current UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, and she’s held that belt since August of 2019. Zhang is a well-rounded fighter, as she can go to work on opposing fighters either by striking or on the ground. The seventh-highest rated fighter in UFC 4, she’s not only one of the best female fighters in the world, but one of the best in the latest installment of the UFC franchise.

6. Isreal Adesanya

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 5
  • Grapple – 3.5
  • Health – 5

Nicknamed ‘The Last Stylebender,’ Isreal Adesanya is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion, and he brings a unique skill set that makes him a tough out. For one, Adesanya is a proficient striker with a long reach, a terrible combination for opposing fighters. Adesanya also has very good speed in the cage, meaning anyone who wants to bring him down will have to catch up to him first. Hence, Nigerian-born Adesanya is a nightmare to deal with, so he’s one of the best fighters in UFC 4.

5. Henry Cejudo

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  • Overall – 4.5
  • Striking – 4.5
  • Grapple – 4.5
  • Health – 4.5

Nicknamed ‘Triple C,’ Henry Cejudo was one of the best in the world when it came to grappling. Cejudo, before joining the UFC, was a standout amateur wrestler. Cejudo won a gold medal for the United States in men’s freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but his best work as a fighter was still yet to come. After becoming an MMA fighter, Cejudo went 16-2 in his career, and the highlight of his mixed martial arts career came in 2018 when he won the UFC Men’s Bantamweight Championship. Cejudo could not only beat you on the ground, but he was also a surprisingly good striker, making him one of the most difficult fighters to face in the Octagon. Cejudo retired from MMA earlier this year, but you can still see him in action in UFC 4.

4. Valentina Shevchenko

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  • Overall – 5
  • Striking – 5
  • Grapple – 4.5
  • Health – 4.5

While Amanda Nunes has dominated the bantamweight and featherweights divisions in the UFC, Valentina Shevchenko is in a class of her own in the flyweight division. Shevchenko has held the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship since December 2018, and she brings a skillset to the Octagon that’s incredibly difficult to deal with. Shevchenko is a brilliant technician on the ground, and her striking ability is dangerous, to say the least. The fourth-highest rated fighter in UFC 4, Shevchenko, is a feared fighter for a reason, and the UFC developers have shown her the respect she deserves in the ratings.

3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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  • Overall – 5
  • Striking – 4
  • Grapple – 5
  • Health – 4.5

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on a reign of terror for years in the lightweight division. Nicknamed ‘The Eagle,’ Nurmagomedov has gone a perfect 28-0 in his MMA career, and he’s shot to superstardom in recent years. The Russian-born Nurmagomedov won the UFC Lightweight Championship in April 2018, a title he’s held ever since, and he defeated his rival, Conor McGregor, in October 2018 by way of submission at UFC 229. Nurmagomedov has all the tools you would want in a UFC fighter, as he’s fantastic both on the ground and in the stand-up. Nurmagomedov received the third-highest rating in UFC 4, and for a good reason.

2. Jon Jones

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  • Overall – 5
  • Striking – 4.5
  • Grapple – 4.5
  • Health – 5

Jon Jones, the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, has had an illustrious career in the UFC, despite many positive drug tests that have derailed him in the past. Jones, the second-highest rated fighter in UFC 4, is one of the premier strikers in the UFC, and he has shown no mercy in the past against those who have faced him in the Octagon. If you’re facing him in UFC 4, stay on your toes and don’t take your eyes off him for a second.

1. Amanda Nunes

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  • Overall – 5
  • Striking – 5
  • Grapple – 4.5
  • Health – 4.5

There’s no better fighter in the UFC Women’s Division than Amanda Nunes. Nunes is the highest-rated fighter in UFC 4, and for a good reason. The Brazilian-born fighter, who’s nickname is ‘The Lioness,’ currently holds the UFC Women’s Featherweight and Bantamweight Championship titles. Nunes, who’s won 20 fights in her professional career, can beat down opposing fighters with brute force. She’s also one of the best in the world when it comes to submissions, so you probably will want to stay on the ground if you come across Nunes in UFC 4.