The 20 Best European Fighters in MMA

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The 20 Best European Fighters in MMA
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Alexander Gustafsson

We all know Europe is an up-and-comer when it comes to MMA. No scholastic wrestling and a comparatively recent arrival at the party will do that. 

And yet, today, there are many, many very good European fighters today in the ranks of the UFC and beyond. Here are my top 20, as it stands right now, ranked from first to last.

To avoid international incidents, I'm restricting this to European Union member nations. In other words, no Russians. Because guys move around a lot for training purposes and other reasons, for the sake of simplicity, I will restrict this to those who were born and/or have spent a good portion of their lives within the Eurozone.

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