UFC elite boxers automatically generate exciting fights. When it comes to hitting, this is an essential skill that any all-around fighter should possess.
Although MMA allows fighters to use their legs, elbows, shoulders, and feet, boxing expertise gives many fighters the edge over their peers.
Even die-hard MMA fans admit that despite the many fighting styles the sport can present, the thrill of a knockout via punches is unmatched.
When you look at names like Holly Holm, Conor McGregor, and others, their resumes are synonymous with boxing. There are also guys like Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal who show elite prowess as boxers.
#ten. Cody Garbrandt (UFC bantamweight)
Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt is a much underrated boxer in the UFC, often reckless with his hands, but thrives in chaos.
He did his best in boxing in his victorious performance against big bantamweight Dominick Cruz at a time when “The Dominator” seemed unbeatable.
Four of his last five fights have been knockouts, however, he’s been on reception three times. But when Garbrandt has the patience to use his defense, he’s still one of the best boxers on the list.
# 9. Israel Adesanya (UFC middleweight)
Israel Adesanya has made a name for himself with his kickboxing background, but there’s no denying that ‘The Last Stylebender’ has an elite understanding of his skills with his hands.
The current middleweight champion is able to string together fierce combinations at an efficient pace while maintaining his distance with his long wingspan.
Israel Adesanya has organized six professional boxing contests. He lost his debut then won his next five fights before moving away from the square circle.