5. Donald Cerrone
Undoubtedly one of the most consistent and entertaining fighters in the UFC, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has corralled 13 finishes in 19 victories over the course of his six-year run in the Octagon so far.
Eight of Cerrone’s finishes have come by way of strikes, and it’s interesting to note the role that head kicks have had in that tally, playing a part in six of his stoppages.
Cerrone has also proven he can carry his power up a weight class, and in actual fact, a case could be made that he’s even more dangerous at welterweight than he was at lightweight, with hardy veterans like Patrick Cote, Rick Story and Matt Brown all having been either TKO’d or KO’d by him since he moved up a year ago.
Cerrone also has an underrated ground game, with five of his wins coming by way of submission, and given the 33-year-old’s desire to compete as often as possible, he could well be poised to move further up this list in the future.