As we reach the mid-way mark of the year 2021, UFC fans have seen a lot of good fights, performances as well as knockouts. As we head into the second half of the year, we take a look at fighters who have looked the most impressive thus far this year.
'The Nigerian Nightmare' has had two title defenses thus far this year and in both fights he brutally knocked out his opponents. He is a front runner for 'fighter of the year'
Ciryl Gane is 2-0 thus far in the UFC with wins over Rozenstruik and Volkov. He will take on Lewis next month in an interim title fight.
The Russian fighter is 2-0 thus far in 2021 with impressive wins over the likes of Nik Lentz and Hakeem Dawodu.
Prochazka cemented his place amongst the best at light heavyweight with a stunning spinning elbow knockout win over a former title challenger in Dominick Reyes.
'Thug' Rose became the first female fighter to reclaim her belt after viciously knocking out Zhang Weili at UFC 261.