Without a shadow of a doubt, Brazil is the home of mixed martial arts. For anybody who is confused by that let me clarify further. It's not Fedor's gym in Russia, not Dana White's checkbook, not Joe Rogan's podcast, not with those burnt out Pancrase VHS tapes you keep enshrined in your closet, but Brazil.
Brazil is where the arts of grappling and striking were able to truly mesh and find there place in the world of sports. Sadly, while we westerners were listening to jazz and snapping our fingers, Brazilians were watching vale tudo and snapping limbs.
As the homeland of the world's fastest growing sport, it's easy to see that Brazil has produced some of the greatest fighters to ever grace the planet. Though there have been many, 25 stand above the rest. These are the 25 greatest fighters to ever come out of Brazil.