In the world of the UFC, and in MMA in general, it’s near-impossible for a fighter to remain undefeated. That gets even trickier the closer a fighter gets to a UFC title, with the path to a shot at the gold often filled with dangerous opponents.
This weekend sees Ciryl Gane fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title, and if he wins, he’ll become one of the few fighters to claim UFC gold with an undefeated record.
However, Gane won’t be the first to pull off such a monumental feat, as a select handful of UFC stars have managed it previously.
With this in mind, here are five fighters who were still undefeated when they won UFC gold.
#5. Cain Velasquez – Former UFC heavyweight champion