The Rising Stars of UK MMA: Top Five Active UK UFC Fighters

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Photo - mmafighting.com The United Kingdom's MMA scene has been on fire in recent years. With the UFC announcing its fourth event at the iconic O2 Arena in London, it's clear that British fighters are...

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The United Kingdom's MMA scene has been on fire in recent years. With the UFC announcing its fourth event at the iconic O2 Arena in London, it's clear that British fighters are making their mark on the world stage. While veterans like Michael Bisping and Brad Pickett have paved the way, a new generation of UK MMA fighters is ready to shine and create their own legacies. Let's take a closer look at the top five UK born fighters currently competing in the UFC.

5. Paul Craig - The 'Bearjew'

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Hailing from Scotland, Paul Craig is a force to be reckoned with in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division. Ranked ninth with a record of 16-6, Craig is known for his expertise in Brazilian jujitsu and his deadly triangle choke. Notable wins over Jamahal Hill and Magomed Ankalaev have showcased his submission skills. Despite a recent two-fight losing streak, Craig's previous unbeaten run proves he has what it takes to challenge for the title and leave a lasting legacy.

4. Jack Shore - The Welsh Warrior

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Hailing from Wales, Jack Shore is a rising star in the UFC's Featherweight division. With a record of 17-1, Shore's remarkable skills have garnered attention since his debut. After a loss to Ricky Simon, he moved up to the Featherweight division, where he has found great success. His impressive win over Makwan Amirkhani solidified his place in the division. Though not yet ranked, the future looks promising for Shore as he continues to improve and climb the ranks.

3. Tom Aspinall - The Liverpool Slugger

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Tom Aspinall, fighting out of Liverpool's Team Kaobon, is a formidable contender in the UFC's Heavyweight division. Known for his crisp and accurate boxing, Aspinall has impressed both fighters and fans alike. Victories over Alexander Volkov and Serhei Spivac showcased his skills, with a first-round submission against Volkov elevating his popularity. Unfortunately, a knee injury interrupted his momentum, but Aspinall's road to recovery looks promising as he aims to return to the octagon.

2. Arnold Allen - The Almighty

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Arnold 'Almighty' Allen, fighting out of BKK Fighters in Colchester, England, is a rising star in the UFC's Featherweight division. Currently ranked fourth with a record of 19-2, Allen has proven his mettle with victories over Dan Hooker and Calvin Kattar. Although he recently suffered a loss to Max Holloway, Allen's incredible striking ability and 12-fight winning streak prior to the defeat position him as a top contender in the division. Fans can expect to see him continue his journey towards the Featherweight title.

1. Leon Edwards - The Undisputed Welterweight Champion

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There's no doubt about who takes the number one spot. Leon 'Rocky' Edwards, fighting out of Birmingham, England, is the current Welterweight champion and one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. With his legendary head-kick knockout of Kamaru Usman, he secured his place in MMA history. In their rematch, Edwards showcased his striking and takedown defense, securing a majority decision win. Now, he is set to defend his title against Colby Covington. The future is bright for Leon Edwards as he continues to dominate the Welterweight division.

These UK fighters are making waves in the world of MMA, showcasing their skills and leaving a lasting impact. As the UFC continues to expand its presence in the United Kingdom, we can expect more rising stars to emerge and make their mark on the sport.

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