30 Under 30: The 30 Best UFC Fighters Under The Age of 30

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30 Under 30: The 30 Best UFC Fighters Under The Age of 30


30 Under 30: The 30 Best UFC Fighters Under The Age of 30


1.) Petr Yan (29)

Weight: (1) Bantamweight 

Record: 16-3

Streak: One Loss

What’s Next: After losing a Split Decision to Aljamain Sterling in a Title Unification Bout, Petr Yan’s next fight will likely be a title eliminator fight with Jose Aldo or TJ Dillashaw depending on which one of them gets the next title shot with Sterling. 

2.) Rose Namajunas (29) 

Weight: Women’s Strawweight Champion

Record: 12-4 

Streak: Three Wins

What’s Next: After two victories over former champion Zhang Weili to regain the 115 pound strap. Rose Namajunas will defend her belt in a rematch against Carla Esparza at UFC 274 on May 7th. 

3.) Jiri Prochazka (29)

Weight: (2) Light Heavyweight 

Record: 28-3-1

Streak: 13 Wins 

What’s Next: After knocking out two top 10ten contenders in his first two UFC Fights, Prochazka will already be getting a shot at Gold in his 3rd bout with the promotion against Glover Texeria at UFC 275 on June 11th. 

4.) Brandon Moreno (28)

Weight: (1) Flyweight 

Record: 19-6-2

Streak: One Loss

What’s Next: After going 1-1-1 in a Title Fight trilogy with Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno’s next move is unclear. A fourth fight was rumored to be in the works until Kai Kara France made a splash in the division with wins over Cody Garbrandt and Askar Askarov. No matter what they do with the 125 lb division, Moreno’s next fight will either be a title shot or title eliminator. 

5.) Khamzat Chimaev (27)

Weight: (3) Welterweight 

Record: 11-0

Streak: 11 Wins 

What’s Next: After coming out victorious in a clear Fight of the Year front-runner against Gilbert Burns, Dana White immediately said he wanted to build an ABC card around a Khamzat Chimaev vs Colby Covington main event. 

6.) Marvin Vettori (28) 

Weight: (3) Middleweight 

Record: 18-5-1

Streak: One Win 

What’s Next: Vettori was scheduled to fight number one contender Robert Whittaker at UFC 275, however Whittaker has since pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Vettori has made it clear he wants to keep his spot on the card but a replacement fighter has not yet been announced. 

7.) Cory Sandhagen (29)

Weight: (4) Bantamweight 

Record: 14-4

Streak: Two Losses

What’s Next: Sandhagen’s next fight likely depends on who gets the next title shot between TJ Dillashaw and Jose Aldo. If Dillashaw gets the title fight, Sandhagen will likely fight Aldo. Considering the fact that Dillashaw and Sandhagen just fought each other other in a main event last year, If Aldo gets the title shot I believe  Dillashaw will fight Petr Yan and Sandhagen will be matched with Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera. 

8.) Magomed Ankalaev (29)

Weight: (4) Light Heavyweight 

Record: 17-1

Streak: Eight wins 

What’s Next: Ankalaev has climbed to the top of the 205 pound Totem Pole on the back of an eight fight win streak after a heartbreaking last second loss to Paul Craig to lose his zero. There are only two next options for Ankalaev. Title eliminator against the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksandar Rakic or a title shot against the winner of Glover Texeria vs Jiri Prochazka.

9.) Tom Aspinall (28)

Weight: (6) Heavyweight 

Record: 12-2

Streak: Eight wins 

What’s Next: After finishing Alexander Volkov in a main event slot at UFC London in March it is rumored that Aspinall will be headlining another London card this summer, and I believe it will be against Curtis Blaydes.

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