Can You Name These UFC Fighters From a Photo?

By: Bambi Turner

Daniel Cormier made two U.S. Olympic teams for wrestling in 2004 and 2008 before switching to MMA. He became the rare UFC fighter to hold championship titles in both light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions at the same time, and by August 2018, Cormier was ranked as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

Irish fighter Conor McGregor is one of the most recognizable UFC fighters ever, both due to his skill in the ring and his antics out of the ring. He won featherweight and lightweight titles in 2015, and was ranked as the number two pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC in the summer of 2018.

Featherweight fighter Max Holloway made his UFC debut in 2012 -- the youngest UFC fighter on the roster at that time. Though he lost that first match, he went on to be ranked as the fourth best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC by August 2018.

Canadian Georges St. Pierre has been one of the most successful welterweight fighters in UFC history. Though he vacated his middleweight title due to illness in 2017, he remained high in UFC pound-for-pound rankings in 2018.

Demetrious Johnson was a successful MMA and cagefighter before moving to the UFC in 2011. He won his debut match in a unanimous decision, and became the inaugural champ in the UFC flyweight division.

Tyron Woodley was a Division I wrestler in college before moving to a career in MMA. He won the UFC welterweight championship at a July 2016 match in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stipe Miocic picked up the heavyweight championship title at UFC 198 in 2016. By July 2018, he was ranked number one in the UFC heavyweight rankings, and number eight on the organization's list of top pound-for-pound fighters.

Amanda Nunes became the UFC bantamweight champion at UFC 200 in 2016 -- a title she went on to defend at least three times through summer 2018. In July 2018, she was listed as the 14th best pound-for-pound fighter within the UFC -- a list that includes both men and women.

Jon Jones earned the light heavyweight championship title in 2011, and again in 2016. Despite a lot of success in the ring, his career has been threatened by both legal troubles and struggles with banned substances.

Nicco Montano joined the UFC in 2017, and went on to become the inaugural flyweight champ. She defeated Roxanne Modafferi in a December 2017 match in Las Vegas to take the belt.

TJ Dillashaw wrestld for Cal State Fullerton before building a career in MMA. He was the UFC bantamweight champ in 2014, and again in 2017. By July 2018, he was ranked as the third best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

Russian fighter Khabib Nurmegomedov earned a black belt in judo before moving into MMA. He won the UFC lightweight title at UFC 223 in April 2018, making him the first Muslim fighter in UFC history to win a title.

Aussie Robert Whittaker took down Yoel Romero at UFC 213 to become middleweight champion in July 2017. A year later, he was ranked at number 10 on the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings.

Cris Cyborg took the UFC women's featherweight title at UFC 214 in 2017. She defeated Holly Holm in December of that year , then held off Yana Kunitskaya to defend the title yet again in March 2018.

Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing before turning his focus to MMA. He defeated Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 in 2018 to become the UFC flyweight champ.

Tony Ferguson defeated Kain Lee to become UFC lightweight champ in 2017. By July 2018, he was ranked 13th on the UFC list of best pound-for-pound fighters.

Anderson Silva made his UFC debut in 2006 at Ultimate Fight Night 55, where he beat Chris Leben by knockout. He earned the UFC middleweight championship title in 2006 at UFC 64.

Rose Namajunas signed with UFC in 2013. In 2017, she beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 for the women's strawweight championship title.

Matt Hughes was an NCAA Division I wrestler, a boxer and an MMA fighter before joining the UFC. The two-time welterweight champ retired in 2013, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Holly Holm was a kickboxer and pro boxer before making her UFC debut in 2015. She shot to fame when she defeated the favorite Rhonda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.

Chuck Liddell fought in more than 20 UFC matches before retiring in 2010. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009, and has since participated in "Dancing with the Stars" and "Celebrity Big Brother."

Randy Couture was a successful college wrestler, and an Olympic team alternate, before moving to the UFC. Throughout his career, he fought in 16 title matches, winning the heavyweight championship three times and the light heavyweight championship twice.

Jose Aldo of Brazil went undefeated in the UFC from November 2015 to December 2015. He won the inaugural featherweight title in 2010, and earned the championship again in 2016.

Vitor Belfort has competed in light heavyweight, middleweight and heavyweight bouts throughout his career. the former pro boxer became light heavyweight champ at UFC 46 in 2004, and also won the UFC 12 heavyweight tournament.

Nicknamed The Viking because of his Swedish heritage, Frank Shamrock started boxing as a child, and switched to MMA in 2006. His 2013 bout against Jon Jones earned him an award for UFC Fight of the Year.

Sergio Pettis won the North American Bantamweight Championship in 2013, which helped him get signed by the UFC soon after. He competed in the flyweight division, winning a Fight of the Night Award against Alex Caceres in 2014.

Alexander Gustafsson had an extensive boxing, wrestling and MMA background before moving to the UFC. He won the inaugural UFC middleweight championship by defeating Kevin Jackson at UFC Japan in 1997.

Nicknamed Cowboy, Donald Cerrone was a world extreme cagefighting and kickboxing champ before moving to UFC in 2010. He was named Breakthrough Fighter of the Year at the 2011 World MMA Awards.

Samoan kickboxer and martial artist Mark Hunt made his MMA debut in 2010. At the 2014 World MMA Awards, he picked up the Knockout of the Year for his fight against Roy Nelson.

Frankie Edgar won the UFC lightweight championship title in 2010 at UFC 112 by defeating B.J. Penn. By 2012, he had switched classes to the featherweight division.

B.J. Penn was a world champion gold medalist in jiu jitsu before switching to MMA. He won the UFC championship title in both light and welterweight divisions, and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2015.

Royce Gracie won UFC 1, 2, and 4 between 1993 and 1994. He was the first fighter inducted into the Hall of Fame in November 2003.

Dan Henderson was a Division I college wrestler, and also competed in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He made his debut at UFC 17 in 1998, where he won the middleweight tournament.

Dominick Cruz was the final World Extreme Cagefighting champ, and then became the first UFC bantamweight champ. He made an unexpected comeback to the sport in 2016, winning back his bantamweight title.

Cory Garbrandt won the bantamweight title in 2016 at UFC 207 by defeating Dominick Cruz. He had his first pro MMA loss as UFC 2017.

Brian Ortega was a successful boxer before signing with the UFC in 2014. He won the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year at the 2017 World MMA Awards.

Derrick Lewis made his UFC debut in 2014, defeating Jack May by TKO. Despite losing to Mark Hunt at UFC 110 in 2017, his performance was impressive enough to earn him Fight of the Night.

Robbie Lawler was an all-state football player and wrestler. He made his debut at UFC 37 in 2002, then won the welterweight title at UFC 181 in 2014.

Nicknamed The Gorilla, Darren Till made his UFC debut in 2015. He fought to a draw in a bout with Nicolas Darby at UFC Fight Night in October 2015, but still got a nod for Fight of the Night.

Nate Diaz won Ultimate Fighter 5 in 2007. An epic match with Michael Johnson at UFC Fox 17 in 2015 earned Diaz Fight of the Night.

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Conor McGregor; Holly Holm; Jon Jones; Rhonda Rousey. You've probably heard of these top UFC stars, but could you put a face to each name? Take our quiz to see how many UFC fighters you can recognize from a single photo!

The boxing vs. wrestling debate has been around for decades, and while some events over the years have tried to pit one style of fighter against the other, it took the Ultimate Fighting Championship to put the boxing vs. wrestling debate to the test.

Founded in 1993, the UFC was established to determine which style of fighting would prevail in a no-holds-barred match -- one where not only boxing and wrestling techniques, but other fighting disciplines, including judo, karate, jiu jitsu and sambo were permitted.

This style of fighting, now known as mixed martial arts, has evolved into a major sporting discipline, on par with pro leagues like the NFL and MLB. As of 2018, the UFC has hosted more than 400 events, and crowned countless champions in as many as 12 weight divisions -- including titles for both men and women.

Think you can recognize some of the greatest UFC fighters ever to step into the ring? See if you can score a knockout punch with this quiz!

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