UFC Stars Who Were Also In The WWE

UFC Stars Who Were Also In The WWE

UFC Stars Who Were Also In The WWE – The UFC is one of the most popular fighting sports to watch and bet on in the US as well as all over the world, so it is not surprising that some of the athletes who specialize in different areas of fighting will also try their hand at fighting in the UFC at some point in their career.

Whether you enjoy learning more about the fighters you are about to watch or you are hoping to place better bets, click here to find out more about some of the biggest UFC stars.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the different UFC star fighters who have gone from fighting inside the octagon to facing an opponent in the squared circle, or vice versa.

  1. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar was a champion in the UFC in his own right after transitioning to MMA fighting following a successful career of amateur wrestling.

And when we say successful we mean former WWE champion level successful. The guy won the WWE world title in 2002, which was a mere five months into her career, after all.

Four years after his departure from the WWE in 2004, he signed to the UFC and was able to earn the heavyweight champion title after just four fights, although he eventually lost it to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 when the fight was stopped due to a technical knockout.

  1. Ronda Rousey

If you have ever heard the phrase “get you somebody who can do both”, then you will know that you should be looking at Ronda Rousey. Acknowledged as one of the top female fighters in the UFC, Rousey signed to the WWE after stepping out of the octagon for good.

This was after she had lost to Holly Holm and then Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, and after failing to regain her title, she made her WWE debut at WrestleMania 34.

  1. Shayna Baszler

Another skilled MMA fighter who fought under a number of promotions was Shayna Baszler. She went on to become part of the WWE women’s tag-team champions alongside her partner and was given the nickname “The Queen of Spades” before joining the UFC in 2006.

Her first fight was against Colleen Schneider when she appeared on Dana White’s UFC reality tv and fighting show: The Ultimate Fighter – Team Rousey vs. Team Tate. After winning by submission in round one, she went on to lose against Amanda Nunes by TKO.

  1. Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley is yet another WWE fighter who turned his attention to the UFC after asserting his talent as an amateur wrestler over the course of a three-year WWE career.

In 2008, he began his journey into the UFC as an MMA fighter and he made his debut at the Mixed Fighting Alliance event, ‘There Will be Blood’ and won against Joshua Franklin just 41 seconds into the first round when the fight was called off due to a technical knockout.

By the time he retired from the UFC, he had 15 wins and just two losses to his name.

  1. Jake Hager

The last fighter to have dabbled in both the UFC and WWE is Jake Hager, or Jack Swagger as he is known in WWE circles. After winning both the world heavyweight title and the United States title, Hager signed to Bellator under the heavyweight division.

His first couple of fighters were a success but when he faced Anthony Garrett at Bellator 231, the fight ended in a no contest due to Hager landing two accidental (yet still illegal) groin strikes against his opponent, Garrett.

UFC Stars Who Were Also In The WWE

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