Top 10 Best Canadian MMA Fighters of All-Time

UFC 129 is going to be the largest MMA event in North America holding over 55,000+, and it’s going to be in Rogers Centra at Toronto, Canada. Being that there’s 10 Canadian MMA fighters on the UFC 129 card, I think it’s due to show what Canada has been able to produce for MMA. The following are the best Canadian MMA fighters of all-time:

10. Chris Horodecki — Lightweight (16-3)

Chris Horodecki is a young MMA fighter coming out of Canada who’s already made a big splash both in the IFL and the WEC. Look for him to do more damage in the future since he’s only 23 years old.

Notable Wins: Bart Palaszewski, Danny Downes, Ed Ratcliff

9. Jason MacDonald — Middleweight (24-14)

Jason MacDonald helped represent the Canadian flag during the early days of MMA in the MFC and the UFC. This MMA veteran has been able to keep himself relevant in the MMA game and will continue his second stint in the UFC.

Notable Wins: Bill Mahood, Joe Doerksen, Chris Leben, Vernon White

8. Denis Kang — Middleweight (34-12-2-2)

Denis Kang has built his MMA resume over seas in Japan. Considered one of the most underrated fighters coming out of Canada, he’s a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu blackbelt with heavy hands. He hasn’t been able to get the wild success he’s had in the past here in the States, but he continues to string along wins.

Notable Wins: Murilo Rua, Akihiro Gono, Marvin Eastman

7. Sam Stout — Lightweight (16-6-1)

Sam Stout always brings the fight, and never backs down to anyone. When you come to watch “Hands of Stone” he’s going to put on a show, where he’s won 5 UFC Fight of the Night bonuses. During his UFC career, he’s had some great wins over top contenders and looks to climb the mountain again.

Notable Wins: Matt Wiman, Joe Lauzon, Paul Taylor

6. Carlos Newton — Welterweight (15-14)

Carlos Newton is one of those MMA fighters who’s fought all the best fighters during his era and always put on a good fight. Newton has dubbed his personal fighting style— a combination of traditional Jujutsu, Judo and Wrestling —”Dragon Ball Jujutsu”. 

Notable Wins: Pat Militich, Renzo Gracie, Shonie Carter

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5 Results for WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis

Now that’s how you end the run of the WEC. WOW! WEC 53 was packed with a ton of amazing fights and the fighters all looked like they wanted to prove to the world that the WEC holds the best fighters in the lighter weight divisions. Two WEC Championship fights with only one of the champions leaving the same way he entered. Here are the results:

1. Anthony Pettis is an MMA Ninja and WEC Lightweight Champ!

This has got to be the Fight of the Night. No questions asked. It was such a back and forth battle between Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis. You got to see all of the elements of MMA with the striking, grappling, escapes, wrestling, and submissions. They were all there. Each round was a fast paced round where both fighters never wanted to wilt under the pressure of getting the shot of unifying the Lightweight Titles in the UFC. I had Henderson winning both the 1st and the 4th while Pettis won the 2nd and 3rd — going into the 5th round.

Again, the 5th round seemed to be a back and forth battle where I had Henderson winning until the ninja came out of Pettis. OMG! WOW! WTF! All of those feelings encompass what I just saw when Pettis pushed off the cage and kicked Henderson square on the face — AMAZING! Absolutely amazing. Do I hear ESPN Top 10?

That kick won him the fight and earned him a chance against either Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard.

(-1) Prediction: Ben Henderson over Anthony Pettis

2. Dominick Cruz shows everyone why he’s the “Dominator”

I knew this was going to go exactly how it went, although I didn’t think Dominick Cruz was going to make it look so easy taking Scott Jorgensen to the ground. Dynamic striking and non-stop head movement was the key to the fight because Jorgensen looked uncomfortable for all of the five rounds. Cruz is an exciting fighter to watch, and I can’t wait for Urijah Faber to fight him.

To be honest, I hope he beats Urijah Faber since Faber is pulling a “haters gonna hate” type of attitude towards the champ.

(+1) Prediction: Dominick Cruz over Scott Jorgensen

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5 Predictions for WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis

WEC 53 is the last WEC event before they get absorbed under the UFC promotion, and they’re going out with a bang. They’re really stacked the card with exciting fighters who know how to put on a show, on top of having two WEC Championship fights to boot. I’ll admit though, it’s going to be a bit sad not having a full card of these small fighters giving it their all — look out UFC fighters, you’re bonuses are in jeopardy.

1. Ben Henderson en route to unifying the UFC/WEC Lightweight Title

Don’t get me wrong, I believe Anthony Pettis is a great fighter and has the dynamic striking skills to take anyone out in the Lightweight Division, but Ben Henderson is one of those fighters who doesn’t quit. The WEC Lightweight Champion has the heart of a champion and will frustrate the hell out of Pettis. I see Henderson closing the distance on Pettis and using his grappling skills against the fence and on the ground. Look for Henderson to pull off a submission win to solidify his spot against either Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard.

Prediction: Ben Henderson over Anthony Pettis via submission

2. Dominick Cruz gets tested by Jorgensen and pulls out a win

Dominick Cruz is going to do his thing and pepper Scott Jorgensen on the outside with his reach. He’ll bounce around picking his shots for five rounds while Jorgensen tries to put on the pressure. Eventually Jorgensen is going to catch Cruz during the fight, and then from that point on — Cruz will take the fight to the ground. This will be long drawn out fight that will go to the decision with Cruz winning the majority of the rounds.

Prediction: Dominick Cruz over Scott Jorgensen via decision

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