The Hit List: Undefeated Fighters in the UFC

By Brian Knapp Dec 22, 2016

Cody Garbrandt finds himself in exclusive company as he prepares to challenge Dominick Cruz for the undisputed bantamweight title in the UFC 207 co-main event on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Only 30 of the 670 fighters the Ultimate Fighting Championship lists on its UFC.com roster are undefeated and have at least one victory inside the Octagon, and Garbrandt is one of them. The 25-year-old Team Alpha Male standout has developed rapidly since arriving in the UFC, as he has improved to 10-0 with five consecutive victories, four of them finishes. Garbrandt’s victims include Marcus Brimgae, Enrique Briones, Augusto Mendes and Thomas Almeida, who was a perfect 21-0 at the time of their encounter. The Uhrichsville, Ohio, native last appeared at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, when he disposed of Takeya Mizugaki with punches in just 48 seconds and cemented his position at the No. 1 contender at 135 pounds.

His unblemished record notwithstanding, Garbrandt faces an uphill climb against Cruz. The Alliance MMA cornerstone will enter the cage on a 13-fight winning streak and has not tasted defeat in nearly a decade. Cruz overcame a series of career-threatening knee injuries to reclaim the bantamweight championship with a split decision against T.J. Dillashaw on Jan. 17 and then successfully defended it with a unanimous verdict over longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199 four months later.

An updated list of undefeated fighters in the UFC:

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 24-0 (8-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 205 | Nov. 12, 2016
Result: def. Michael Johnson -- Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:31 R3
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Darren Till

Record: 13-0-1 (1-0-1 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 76 | Oct. 24, 2015
Result: draws Nicolas Dalby -- Majority Draw
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Record: 13-0 (7-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 205 | Nov. 12, 2016
Result: def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Brett Johns

Record: 13-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 99 | Nov. 19, 2016
Result: def. Kwan Ho Kwak -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Alberto Mina

Record: 13-0 (3-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 90 | July 7, 2016
Result: def. Mike Pyle -- KO (Flying Knee) 1:17 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Viviane Pereira

Record: 12-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 206 | Dec. 10, 2016
Result: def. Valerie Letourneau -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Mirsad Bektic

Record: 11-0 (4-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 204 | Oct. 8, 2016
Result: def. Russell Doane -- Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 4:22 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Martin Bravo

Record: 11-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 98 | Nov. 5, 2016
Result: def. Claudio Puelles -- TKO (Punches) 1:55 R2
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Marc Diakiese

Record: 11-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 102 | Dec. 9, 2016
Result: def. Frankie Perez -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Josh Emmett

Record: 11-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC on Fox 22 | Dec. 17, 2016
Result: def. Scott Holtzman -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Brian Ortega

Record: 11-0 (3-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 199 | June 4, 2016
Result: def. Clay Guida -- KO (Knee) 4:40 R3
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Luke Sanders

Record: 11-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 81 | Jan. 17, 2016
Result: def. Maximo Blanco -- Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3:38 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Renato Carneiro

Record: 10-0-1 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 198 | May 14, 2016
Result: def. Zubaira Tukhugov -- Split Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Cody Garbrandt

Record: 10-0 (5-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 202 | Aug. 20, 2016
Result: def. Takeya Mizugaki -- TKO (Punches) 0:48 R1
Next Fight: vs. Dominick Cruz | UFC 207 | Dec. 30, 2016

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Paul Craig

Record: 9-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC on Fox 22 | Dec. 17, 2016
Result: def. Luis Henrique da Silva -- Submission (Armbar) 1:59 R2
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Alexa Grasso

Record: 9-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 98 | Nov. 5, 2016
Result: def. Heather Clark -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: vs. Felice Herrig | UFC Fight Night 104 | Feb. 4, 2017

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Jeremy Kennedy

Record: 9-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC on Fox 21 | Aug. 27, 2016
Result: def. Alessandro Ricci -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Shane Burgos

Record: 8-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 102 | Dec. 9, 2016
Result: def. Tiago dos Santos e Silva -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Gregor Gillespie

Record: 8-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 95 | Sept. 24, 2016
Result: def. Glaico Franca -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Justin Ledet

Record: 8-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 99 | Nov. 19, 2016
Result: def. Mark Godbeer -- Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:16 R1
Next Fight: vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy | UFC Fight Night 104 | Feb. 4, 2017

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Felipe Silva

Record: 8-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC on Fox 21 | Aug. 27, 2016
Result: def. Shane Campbell -- TKO (Punches) 1:13 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Abdul Razak Alhassan

Record: 7-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 99 | Nov. 19, 2016
Result: def. Charlie Ward -- KO (Punch) 0:53 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Diego Rivas

Record: 7-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 82 | Feb. 6, 2016
Result: def. Noad Lahat -- KO (Flying Knee) 0:23 R2
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Ketlen Vieira

Record: 7-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 96 | Oct. 1, 2016
Result: def. Kelly Faszholz -- Split Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Michael Graves

Record: 6-0-1 (2-0-1 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 201 | July 30, 2016
Result: draws Bojan Velickovic -- Majority Draw
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Chris Holdsworth

Record: 6-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC 173 | May 24, 2014
Result: def. Chico Camus -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Justine Kish

Record: 6-0 (2-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 102 | Dec. 9, 2016
Result: def. Ashley Yoder -- Unanimous Decision
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Mickey Gall

Record: 4-0 (3-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC on Fox 22 | Dec. 17, 2016
Result: def. Sage Northcutt -- Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1:40 R2
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Tatiana Suarez

Record: 4-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: “The Ultimate Fighter 23” Finale | July 8, 2016
Result: def. Amanda Bobby Cooper -- Submission (Brabo Choke) 3:43 R1
Next Fight: None Scheduled

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Aleksandra Albu

Record: 2-0 (1-0 UFC)
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night 64 | April 11, 2015
Result: def. Izabela Badurek -- Submission (Guillotine Choke) 3:34 R2
Next Fight: None Scheduled
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