Despite being an American MMA promotion UFC is extremely diversified. Being the biggest and most popular MMA promotion in the world, UFC attracts fighters from all over the globe.
Fighters from different nationalities come here to participate and become huge superstars. The story is no different for athletes from the United Kingdom. UFC has signed many talented Englishmen for their promotion. So, here’s the list of some of the best.
Best UFC fighters from the United Kingdom:
Tom Aspinall currently fights in the heavyweight class of UFC and ranks #11 in the overall divisional rankings. Aspinall was born in Liverpool, England, and has a background in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Aspinall made his debut at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs Till in 2020 against Jake Collier. He won the fight via TKO and never looked back. Since then the fighter has defeated three opponents in a row and is in no mood of stopping.
Paddy Pimblett is one of the biggest rising talents on the roster. Fighting in the lightweight division, the young Brit has gained humongous attention. Most of it is due to his confidence and spontaneous way of talking. Paddy made his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini at UFC Fight Night 191 in 2021.
Paddy has claimed a lot of things and looks extremely confident to achieve all of them in his future promotion. Moreover, fight fans are also intrigued by what will happen to this kid in the upcoming fights.
Darren Till is also a fighter from Liverpool and is currently #8 in the promotion’s middleweight rankings. The fighter made his promotional debut back in 2015 and showed great potential by winning five consecutive fights.
Till has gained a lot of experience during these past years and is always been interested in making small developments in his style. It won’t be surprising to see him fight for the middleweight title in the upcoming years.
Edwards is the #3 welterweight fighter in the promotion and is looking forward to fighting for the championship title. The Birmingham native made his UFC debut in 2014 against Cláudio Silva at UFC Fight Night 56.
Since then, the fighter has lost only two bouts in his UFC career. As of March 2022, the fighter is on an impressive ten-fight win streak and has dominated every opponent he has faced.
Bisping is the sole UFC champion from the UK. He competed in the promotion from 2006 to 2017. During his career, the fighter has fought various talented and tough opponents such as Rashad Evans, Wanderlei Silva, Luke Rockhold, Georges St-Pierre, etc.
Consequently, after retiring from the sport, the Brit joined UFC as a sports analyst and commentator. As of now, Bisping is a legend of UFC and has given the fans great fights to remember him and his legacy.
British fighters have always been the crowd favorite no matter where the roster goes. And after the legends, now it’s time for the upcoming generation like Pimblett, Aspinall, etc to continue their impact in the promotion. Moreover, in the upcoming UFC event in London, these new fighters have a huge responsibility to deliver.