Michael Bisping is set to take on Brian Stann this Saturday, Sept. 22, at UFC 152. The Count is hoping to parlay a victory over Stann into a title shot against Anderson Silva and an opportunity to take the champ's belt home to England.
As it stands, Bisping is the UK's best hope for a UFC title. He has been integral in growing the UFC brand in his native land, a place he rules as the de facto pound-for-pound king.
That does not suggest, however, that the country is lacking for talent beyond Bisping. Indeed, there is a considerable mix of veteran talent and expansive potential riding behind the Count's title push.
Here, we will take a glance at the UK's 20 best current fighters. The list contains a healthy dose of faces familiar to UFC fans, as well as a few men who have distinguished themselves through other channels.