The minds behind the UFC are determined to use foreign fighters such as Alexander Gustafsson, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dong Hyun Kim to take their product worldwide. These athletes are just three of the top five foreign fighters who will help expand the product in new markets.
The UFC roster is comprised of many competitors from across the world. While American-born fighters are still dominating the title scene, there is great value in the competitors who are popular on foreign soil.
These top five fighters are not only the individuals who are consistently winning, but they also present the most promotional value in critical areas of expansion. These athletes are winning their bouts while promoting themselves to the desires of fight fans.
These are fighters who are not born in either the United States or Brazil, which are already highly profitable markets for the UFC.