It's tough to be the champion; you constantly have to defend your title and No. 1 ranking against the best competitors in the world. In the UFC, there is no shortage of contenders in every single division.
Each top contender brings with him a deadly weapon that got him into that top spot. Whether it's one-punch knockout power or an unstoppable wrestling attack, it is deadly enough to have pushed the fighter all the way to the top of the ladder.
Here is a breakdown of each top contender's deadliest weapon, excluding the women's championship due to the lack of time to develop a top contender.