In general, the athletic domain is a young person's world, and mixed martial arts is no exception. Rarely will you see a fighter reach or sustain peak performance in their late-thirties and early-forties, which is usually the normal time period where most fighters begin to steadily decline.
Yet while this holds true more often than not, some fighters break the mold. They are able to cling to the prime of their career well after biology suggests that they should be able to. Others go even further to turn the trend on its head, only reaching the zenith of their game at a time that most of their peers are contemplating retirement.
Here we will take a look at some of those cases while examining the best 15 UFC fighters that are over the age of 35.
* The order of the list is based on recent performances and overall ability.