The UFC will return to the UK on Saturday March 17, 2018 at The O2 and will mark the organisation’s tenth live event in the English capital. The organisation first arrived in London back in July 2002 when it hosted UFC 65, an event which firmly placed the sport of MMA on the map for British fans. With the UFC now in search of new stars what better time to sign some new talent. Here are my suggestions of who they should bring in.
He’s quick, agile and battle tested, the current Cage Warriors Bantamweight would be an excellent addition to the roster. Not one to pad his record Wood has shown with relative ease that he has come on leaps and bounds since signing with Cage Warriors. Matchmaker Ian Dean hasn’t shirked from putting difficult opponents his way and Wood has shown relentlessly he’s ready for tougher tests on a bigger stage.
Another Londoner who will bring a crowd to take in his KO specialism Lohore has been on somewhat of a KO quest of late. If as predicted he will dispatch his next opponent, who he is due to face next week on BAMMA’s Dublin card in similar fashion, Lohore would be an excellent addition because of his aggressive style and his penchant for chasing a finish.
After handily tackling Alex Enlund why not sign Mousah? The self styled ‘Black Conor McGregor‘ is currently riding a three fight win streak and is actively pursuing a fight at present with UFC vet Norman Parke. His only loss has come via Marc Diakiese, now residing in the UFC and at the time the build up was seen as one of the most anticipated fights in recent history. Mousah’s personality, style and fight record (10-1-0) make him a welcome addition to the promotion.
He’s on a 13 fight tear Menga was last seen in the Bellator cage when he knocked out Spencer Hewitt in the closing stages of the first round. Menga is a finisher and an entertaining one at that with his record displaying an array of submission and KO wins. ‘The Pitbull’ has been inactive of late, whether through injury or because of a lack of choice opponents, let’s hope the promotion snap him up before ACB or KSW do in the new year.
Crawford has destroyed all comers and has left a literal who’s who of names face down on the canvass. He’s an impressive finisher who is rarely involved in fights that make it to the third round. The current BAMMA champ, who is actively looking at options with other promotions, should already be on the UFC’s radar, if he isn’t this is a tremendous oversight which the promotion will no doubt rectify. Crawford is certainly deserving having paid his dues against names people have previously mentioned would derail his run.
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