Several UFC fighters have mastered the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, BJJ is not an easy martial art to master. Hence, there are only a few UFC fighters who have earned a black belt in BJJ. Here is the list of the top 10 UFC fighters who are black belts in BJJ.
The current UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, was awarded his BJJ black belt by his longtime coach Jorge Santiago after he became the champion by defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.
The current #1 UFC lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from his longtime coach and former UFC fighter Tim Credeur.
The former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, was awarded his BJJ black belt inside the octagon right after he successfully defended his title against Darren Till at UFC 228.
The no. 1 pick for MMA GOAT, Georges St-Pierre, earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Bruno Fernandes in September 2008.
The former and the longest-reigning UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Nick Diaz is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cesar Gracie, whom he has been training with since he was a teenager.
Just like his brother Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz is also a BJJ black belt under Cesar Gracie.
The former interim UFC lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, received his BJJ black belt under Eddie Bravo.
The current UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ericson Cardoso and Jorge Patino Macaco in 2010.
The current #2 UFC middleweight contender, Paulo Costa, earned his BJJ black belt under Wallid Ismail.