It should be a no brainer who the hardest hitting fighter is in the UFC is, although Jimi Manuwa may have something to say about it, following his first round knockout over Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night: London.
Despite Manuwa being one of the heavier handed athletes in MMA, the hardest hitting fighter currently on the UFC roster is Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, according to FightMetric.
Breaking: @Anthony_Rumble Johnson hits really hard.
— Fightnomics Reed (@Fightnomics) March 29, 2017
For UFC 210, there are also other notable power punchers fighting other fighters who can pack a punch themselves. Myles Jury is the second hardest hitting competitor on UFC 210 (6.3%) and he fights Mike De La Torre, who also sports an above average (2.4%) punch power.
Thiago Alves is the third hardest hitter fighting on the card at 5.6% and his opponent Patrick Cote hits half as hard (2.8%) as he does. Cote just recently lost to Donald Cerrone by way of KO/TKO.
The fight between Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman should be a fun one since both fighters have above average hitting power. Weidman has a 3.4% knockdown rate while Mousasi sports a 2.5% knockdown rate.