So I thought it could be a good game to match up the former UFC champions with the current generation of UFC fighters. This might be a cool way to show how the sport has evolved, and how strong the section currently is.
Ken Shamrock: Submission specialist with great wrestling skills. Won the UFC Superfight Championship, and may well have won the 3rd Tournament had he not quit. HOFer.
Mark Coleman: Two time UFC Tournament Winner, UFC Superfight and Heavyweight title holder. Used his wrestling to dominate in both UFC and Pride for several years. HOFer.
Dan Severn: Another wrestler, who took the UFC tournament 2 times. He also held the Superfight title, and had a good knowledge and ability with submissions. HOFer.
Randy Couture: Master of wrestling and grappling. Was able to finish opponents with ground and pound, and could compete throughout his entire career. Tournament winner, three time heavyweight champion, two time light heavyweight champion, HOFer.
Maurice Smith: Probably the most forgettable UFC champion ever. Had mixed results throughout his MMA career, but was a decorated kickboxer.
Ricco Rodriguez: The only HW champion I have never seen fight. He had an awesome UFC run up until he won the title, being able to both knockout and submit several of his high level opponents.
Tim Sylvia: A heavy handed striker who was capable in most areas of the game. His only losses in his prime came to the best of the best.
Andrei Arlovski: One of the best strikers at HW in MMA history until his jaw disappeared. Was able to stand toe to toe and take anyone out.
Brock Lesnar: MMA's biggest star. He surprised everyone with his wrestling ability and punching power, and might have had the hardest entrance into MMA ever, defeating some fantastic fighters.
Shane Carwin: Carwin had finished 11/11 before his first title fight, and was gigantic, even as a HW. His punching power is almost unrivaled, and he was a very capable and decorated wrestler.
Current Names (UFC Top 10)
Junior Dos Santos
Where would the former champions match up with the current UFC rankings?