After the cinematic-like rise of the now UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping’s career, British MMA has gained widespread mainstream attention. Although ‘The Count’ remains the only British fighter to win a UFC title so far, there are several young stars waiting in the wings.

One of the fastest growing sports of the last few decades, mixed martial arts in the UK has experienced a real surge in popularity. Talented British fighters are currently learning the trade at feeder promotions like Cage Warriors and BAMMA with the main aim of earning a lucrative UFC deal. Some have already broken through to major promotions but are yet to challenge in championship fights or headline global pay-per-view events.

Here is a list of the top 5 British fighters most likely to win a major title in the Octagon or break into the international market in 2019. The Home Nations are producing a range of exciting fighters across all the different weight classes and it’s time for the next British MMA superstar.