Top 10 hottest UFC fighters 2020: Sexyama Akiyama to Cowboy Cerrone, here are hunks who keep fans drooling

The UFC has captured the imaginations of fans, but that's nothing compared to capturing the gaze of those who tune in to see the sexiest men in the ring battle it out for dominance


                            Top 10 hottest UFC fighters 2020: Sexyama Akiyama to Cowboy Cerrone, here are hunks who keep fans drooling
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship's 'UFC Fight Night 174' is just days away, featuring the best that the fighting tournament has to offer. The UFC has captured the imaginations of fans from around the world, but that's nothing compared to capturing the gaze of those who tune in to see the sexiest men in the ring battle it out for dominance. We take a look at the top 10 hottest male fighters in the UFC, currently in the best shape of their lives. 

10. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

Donald Cerrone reacts after his second-round TKO win over Rick Story in their welterweight bout at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images/Steve Marcus)

Everyone loves a cowboy. This all-American welterweight fighter from Denver Colorado may currently be on a four-match losing streak, but in terms of sex appeal, he remains a winner in our eyes. Standing at 6'1'' and weighing in at 171lbs, this ranch-loving cowboy is a hit with UFC fans everywhere.

9.  Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem

Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands celebrates victory over Andrei Arlovski of Belarus after their Heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016, in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropoulos)

A former kickboxer and now a mixed martial artist, Alistair Overeem is one of only two fighters to hold world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time. This Dutch Demolition heavyweight fighter is a bombshell, standing at 6'4'' and weighing in at an impressive 253.5lbs of pure muscle.

 8. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis

Anthony Pettis prepares for the start of his lightweight bout against Carlos Diego Ferreira during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

 

A welterweight from Wisconsin, Anthony Pettis has also fought in lightweight tournaments and is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. He currently ranks #15 in the UFC welterweight rankings, but his sexiness, his tattoos, strong jaw and general appeal put him right in our top 10. 

7.  Frank Mir

UFC fighter Frank Mir weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Shane Carwin for their Interim Championship Heavyweight fight at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Weigh-In on March 26, 2010, in Newark, New Jersey
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One of the few fighters without a nickname, Frank Mir prefers to let his fights make an impression instead. This 41-year-old heavyweight holds the record for the most finishes and the most submission victories in UFC Heavyweight history. He also holds the longest uninterrupted tenure for his UFC career from 2001 to 2016. He is a UFC classic, and "Frank Mir" is the only name you need to know him by.

6. Georges "Rush" St-Pierre

UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Dan Hardy for the Championship Welterweight fight at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Weigh-In on March 26, 2010, in Newark, New Jersey
(Getty Images/Jon Kopaloff)

 

This Canadian middleweight is considered one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. His current winning streak speaks for itself, at a mindboggling 13 in a row. Georges St-Pierre is a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion and has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest welterweight champions in the world. Having retired as the reigning king of the welterweights, he now fights in the middleweight championships and is doing just as impressively there. There's nothing hotter than success.

5. Jon "Bones" Jones

Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Anthony Smith following their light heavyweight title bout during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena on March 02, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

 

Jon Jones is a monster of a fighter, and there are no bones about it. This light heavyweight fighter holds a current winning streak of 17, making us all wonder if it's even possible for him to lose anymore. He holds the crown as the current and two-time undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. 

4. José Aldo "Junior"

José Aldo prepares for his featherweight title fight against Conor McGregor during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

 

José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior — or, as he's more popularly known, "Junior" — is a bantamweight fighter from Manuas, Brazil. He has fought in both bantamweight and featherweight championships, earning a place as the three-time UFC featherweight champion for the latter. He may be a little younger than his fellow fighters, but it's not hard to see — Junior is all man.

3. Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz

Dominick Cruz celebrates defeating TJ Dillashaw to win the World Bantamweight Championship during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts
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He dominates the ring and our hearts and shows no sign of retreating from either arena. This American fighter is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion, known for his extremely unique fighting style. Mixing unorthodox movements and lightning-fast strikes from angles his opponents just don't see coming, you never know what to expect when Cruz enters the ring aside from one thing: he's going to put on one hell of a show.

2. Roger "El Matador" Huerta

Roger Huerta of United States of America fights Adrian Pang of Australia for the men's lightweight bout during One Championship: Defending Honor at Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 11, 2016, in Singapore
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Roger Huerta is a lightweight fighter from LA, and while his recent matches have not been going all that well, his boyish good looks and badass tattoos make him an eternal heartthrob in our eyes, fitting in easily into the #2 slot on our hottest fighters list.

1. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama

Yoshihiro Akiyama attends the UFC press conference at Shinjukus Wald 9 on September 6, 2011, in Tokyo, Japan (Getty Images/Koki Nagahama)

 

It's right there in the name. Could there honestly be any other choice for #1 than "Sexyama" himself? A Japanese mixed martial artist and a gold medalist at the 2001 Asian Championships, this middleweight fighter has been competing in the UFC since 2009 and has been an instant hit with the fans. His looks earned him the fighting nickname of 'Sexyama,' and it's not a title we're inclined to disagree with.

Who are your picks for the sexiest men of the UFC? Let us know in the comments!

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