On Saturday night in Glasgow, ACB roll into town with a stacked 19 fight card featuring a host of top European talent.
There are a number of former UFC contracted fighters featuring towards the top of the card and whilst the bigger names are likely to be more recognisable to most MMA fans, there are also a huge number of longstanding UK fighters who are also looking to get their names noticed on fight night.
So in typical #WHOATV fashion we have looked at five fighters who are not perhaps as widely known to all MMA fans, but who we feel have a great chance of stealing all the headlines at #ACB47;
When he is on, Ryan Scope is arguably one of the best in the UK but a number of injuries have hindered his career to date which has left him on the sidelines since 2014. But at #ACB47 he gets the chance to get back on track and for the first time since 2013 we get to see him back in the Lightweight division. Scope really has a refined focus for his return and I think we can expect big things from the “Big Baby” on fight night.
Bostwick has been a household name in the UK scene for the longest time and its great to see him have the opportunity to fight someone of the calibre of Danny Mitchell. It really is a true test for Bostwick. Bostwick is currently riding a ten fight win streak which is a phenomenal achievement albeit you could argue that his toughest test will come at #ACB47 against Mitchell. Having moved his fight camps to ATT in Florida seems to have given Bostwick even more tools to his arsenal and I am excited to see how he performs on the big stage against top European competition.
Crawford is definitely one to keep your eyes on if he isn’t already on your watchlist, which he should be. The Warrior Fight Series Featherweight Champion is stepping up against a tough opponent at #ACB47 but I feel that Crawford really excels in the fights in which he is bought into the murky waters. Take his last fight with undefeated Frenchman Kams Ekpo as an example. Crawford has the heart of a Champion and you can guarantee that it will be tested at #ACB47.
James Brum is just a pleasure to watch fight and one of those guys who is never in a boring scrap. Brum spent a large part of his career competing at 135lbs but has looked rejuvenated at his new weight class of 145lbs which is where we will see him compete on fight night. Brum is riding a four fight win streak going into this fight but more importantly is once again having the opportunity to fight on a big stage which is where we should be seeing him more.
Ed Arthur is in my mind one of the best Bantamweights the UK has to offer and its just a matter of time before we get to see him make the climb to the top promotions in the world. Arthur makes his second outing for ACB in Glasgow after going the distance with Petr Yan in his debut (talk about welcome to the promotion) and has the opportunity to show the European crowd what he is made of. He really has all the tools both physically and mentally to be one of the best and I hope we will get to see the best version of Ed Arthur on fight night.