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9. Jeremy Stephens

One look at Stephens should tell you that he’s a warrior. The grizzled, scarred, and tattooed veteran from Iowa has been on the UFC roster for several years now. The real hardest-hitting 145’er is somebody all fight fans and fighters should respect because he’s as violent as they come.

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With the incredible nickname ‘Lil’ Heathen,’ Stephens is also a wild fighter. He has devastating knockout power and the willpower to get through tough situations. Some people sneer at his record of 28 wins and 16 losses. That is far from telling his whole story. This man has made fighting his life.