The influence that Brazil has had on mixed martial arts is absolutely undeniable. Jiu-jitsu is an art form developed in the country and has become a staple in the arsenal of every fighter alive.
In addition, the country has produced world champions in several weight classes, and many of the UFC's reigning champions are from the Land of the Holy Cross. Coincidence? I think not.
At UFC 153, the UFC returns to Brazil for the fourth time in less than 18 months. Every fight on the card will feature at least one Brazilian star, and it got us at B/R MMA thinking about the top Brazilian fighters in history.
Here is a list of the top 15 best Brazilian fighters in MMA history.