Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Kenny Florian, BJ Penn (at least to some degree), Cro Cop, Rampage... We hear a lot about counter punchers/strikers in MMA these days, so who are actually successful at the highest level with an aggressive and initiating striking game (not just setting up a TD)? A few ideas: Shogun - I still feel he is at least as much of a grappler as he is a striker, but if we ignore that he put Machida down with a counter, a lot of his success has come based on a very aggressive striking game. Cain Velasquez - I'm not totally sold on his striking at that level yet, but he does have a swarming punching style and a title shot coming up. JDS - It's basically what he does. Thiago Alves - perhaps... he seems to have a hard time getting his striking going at the elite level.