best muay thai fighters in each division?

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  1. 8limbscientist

    8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    No hate, no flaming, I just want opinions. Here I'll give you mine.

    Fly weight=John Dodson
    Bantam Weight=Renan Barao
    Feather Weight=Jose Aldo (honorable mention to Korean Zombie)
    Light Weight=Toss up (Edson Barbosa, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis)
    Welter Weight=Carlos Condit (honorable mention to Thiago Alvez)
    Middle Weight=Anderson Silva
    Light Weight=Shogun Rua
    Heavy Weight=Alistair Overeem
     
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  2. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    WW: Alves
     
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    76Knockout Silver Belt

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    Yes agreed.
     
  4. Andre Xiong

    Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Shogun was the epitome of mma muay thai for Rampage destruction and 25 minute kicking session versus Lyoto but he hasn't shown much kicks especially knees and clinchwork all but diminished. I would say Cyril Diabate has some nasty all-around muay thai technique for LHW. Vera knows his stuff but like Shogun, can't seem to showcase it consistently.
     
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    Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Good call. Alves' combinations are awesome, too bad GSP n Fitch took a bit of his soul.
     
  6. Felipe Valentim

    Felipe Valentim Amateur Fighter

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    Edson Barboza is without a doubt the best Muay Thai fighter at lightweight. He has a professional Muay Thai record of 28 wins (22 KO's) and only 3 loses.
     
  7. 8limbscientist

    8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    Edited my list ever so slightly, lol.
     
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    LHW: Jimi Manuwa
     
  9. Felipe Valentim

    Felipe Valentim Amateur Fighter

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    Also, Thiago Alvez has way better Muay Thai than Carlos Condit imo.
     
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    kuromusha LONZO LOOMS 2019

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    Cerrone by far at LW. Pettis has good stand up but his mt is not as pure as Cerrones.
     
  11. 8limbscientist

    8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    Scary guy for sure, seems like a dick but his power is through the roof.
     
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    8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    I can understand why, Alvez has perfect leg kicks. Carlos Condit strings combos together better IMO though, agility ftw.
     
  13. Felipe Valentim

    Felipe Valentim Amateur Fighter

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    I can guarantee you that if Alvez and Condit were to fight in a Muay Thai fight, Alvez wins every time.
     
  14. Felipe Valentim

    Felipe Valentim Amateur Fighter

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    Nate Diaz out-striked him using only his boxing. Barboza has much better muay thai than Cerrone.
     
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    Based on technique:

    HW: Overeem > Del Rosario
    LHW: Diabate > Vera
    MW: A. Silva > Belcher
    WW: Alves > Condit
    LW: Njokuami > Barbosa/Cerrone
    FW: Aldo > Roop
    BW: Barao
     
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    As far as staying true to form these are the only right answers. The OP list isn't bad as far as fighters with the most well rounded stand up in their respective divisions, but most of them do not have the best Muay Thai.
     
  17. mark lenn

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    I wouldn't say that. Anthony Njokuani has a simliar if not better thai boxing record and is trained under muay thai legend saekson janjira.
    Not only that but both of them fought last year in a standup battle and alot of people considered it a draw (Both took a round a peice in the first two but the last round was close, alot of credics had the last round a draw).
     
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    And Varner outstruck Barbosa with his.
     
  19. 8limbscientist

    8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    I don't think you give Condit or Rua the respect they deserve IMO.
     
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    That 2nd RD Muay Thai Blitz Shogun did on Vera was beautiful
     

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