MMA is not all about wearing the best MMA or Grappling gloves. It’s more about using them in a proper way to make your fighting style almost perfect. Very few MMA fighters know how to fight in the ring and how to use their MMA gloves in the best way possible. Here are the names of the 5 best British fighters in MMA who make the best use of their grappling gloves and possess exceptional fighting skills and abilities.
1: Michael Bisping
Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping is the best British MMA middleweight fighter who is well-known for his damaging punches. He holds a track record of 27-7, has knocked out his opponents 15 times and fights under the banner of UFC. Bisping fought his first professional MMA fight on April 10, 2004. He won 14 fights in a row but in his 15th fight, he lost to Rashad Evans at UFC 78 on November 17, 2007. He held the Cage Rage, FX3 and Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight titles, won The Ultimate Fighter 3, UFC Fight of the Night award three times and UFC Performance of the Night award once.
2: Dan Hardy
Daniel Mark ‘Dan’ Hardy, also known as ‘The Outlaw’, is a former welterweight MMA fighter who holds a track record of 25-10 and 1 No Contest. Hardy used to fight under the banner of UFC and won the UFC Knockout of the Night award once at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012. His career lasted from 2004 to 2012. Hardy was famous for knocking his opponents out aggressively. He managed to knockout his opponents 12 times during his entire MMA career. Before UFC, he used to fight for numerous promotions such as Cage Force and Cage Warriors.
3: Paul Daley
Paul Anthony Daley, also called ‘Semtex’, is a kickboxer as well as an MMA fighter who is presently fighting in the welterweight division. He has fought under the banner of various promotions like Cage Rage, Cage Warriors, UFC and Bellator. His MMA track record is 37-13-2 and Kickboxing record is 21-3 and he started both, MMA and Kickboxing, in 2003. He is a former Cage Rage British and World Welterweight Champion and also held the FX3 welterweight title. In MMA, Daley has knocked out his opponents as much as 27 times so far.
4: John Hathaway
John Lawrence Hathaway, also named as ‘The Hitman’, is a great welterweight MMA fighter who possesses a track record of 17-2 and has knocked out his opponents 5 times till now. His career started in 2006 and he won the first 14 fights of his professional career MMA after which he lost to Mike Pyle by unanimous decision at UFC 120 on October 16, 2010. In his latest fight against Dong Hyun Kim on March 1, 2014, Hathaway got knocked out and lost for the second time in his career. Before UFC, the 28 year old fighter fought under the banner of Cage Rage.
5: Brad Pickett
Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett is a renowned MMA fighter and a former Cage Rage British flyweight champion who now is a bantamweight contender in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His MMA career started in 2004, he holds a track record of 24-11 and he has knocked out his opponents 7 times. Pickett won the UFC Fight of the Night award five times and UFC Knockout of the Night award once by knocking out Yves Jabouin on September 29, 2012. He also fought in the flyweight division for a short time under the UFC banner.
These are the names of the best British MMA fighters who have made the best use of their MMA gloves so far and have extraordinary fighting styles.