One fighter each from 23 countries that the UFC should sign

source: bleacherreport.com
 

With the UFC's continued global expansion, fans must expect to see new and familiar international faces entering the world's largest MMA promotion.

Here are fighters from 23 different countries that the UFC should sign.

Canada: Josh Hill
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 9-0

Brazil: Bibiano Fernandes
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 12-3

Cuba: Alexis Vila
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 11-2

Japan: Mamoru Yamaguchi
Weight Class: Flyweight
Record: 26-6-3

China: Tuerxun Jumabieke
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 14-0

South Korea: Doo Ho Choi
Weight Class: Featherweight
Record: 9-1

Russia: Rashid Magomedov
Weight Class: Welterweight 
Record: 15-1

Australia: Gustavo Falciroli
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 13-4-2

Australia: Gustavo Falciroli
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Record: 13-4-2

Thailand: Rambaa Somdet
Weight Class: Flyweight
Record: 10-2

Croatia: Maro Perak
Weight Class: Heavyweight 
Record: 22-3-1

Finland: Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
Weight Class: Lightweight
Record: 20-5-1

Norway: Joachim Hansen
Weight Class: Featherweight
Record: 22-11-1

Sweden: Ilir Latifi
Weight Class: Light Heavyweight
Record: 7-2 (1 NC)

Poland: Mamed Khalidov
Weight Class: Middleweight
Record: 25-4-2

Germany: Andreas Kraniotakes
Weight Class: Heavyweight
Record: 15-6

Austria: Nandor Guelmino
Weight Class: Heavyweight
Record: 11-3-1

Austria: Nandor Guelmino
Weight Class: Heavyweight
Record: 11-3-1

Austria: Nandor Guelmino
Weight Class: Heavyweight
Record: 11-3-1

United Kingdom: John Phillips
Weight Class: Middleweight 
Record: 16-5 (1 NC)

Ireland: Conor McGregor
Weight Class: Featherweight
Record: 11-2

Spain: Daniel Tabera
Weight Class: Light Heavyweight
Record: 17-5-3

United States: Darrell Montague
Weight Class: Flyweight
Record: 11-2

Note: Strikeforce fighters will not be included, as they will likely make the jump over to the UFC when Strikeforce folds. Bellator fighters currently under contract were also not considered, as their contracts are tricky due to the matching clause.

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nick diaz nut hugger site profile image  

11/28/12 5:13 PM by nick diaz nut hugger

I know, they're all just "australian"

rbl site profile image  

11/28/12 5:10 PM by rbl

20 countries. Austria and Australia are listed 2/3 times. Did anyone actually read this before it went up?

nick diaz nut hugger site profile image  

11/28/12 4:54 PM by nick diaz nut hugger

The difference between "country" and "sovereign state" is that nobody fucking says "sovereign state," so yes, for all intents and purposes, scarred is right

Scarred site profile image  

11/28/12 4:48 PM by Scarred

Yes it fucking is you genius.

Pride Wanderlei site profile image  

11/28/12 1:22 PM by Pride Wanderlei

I love Alexis Vila, wish he was younger

JOB site profile image  

11/28/12 1:17 PM by JOB

Conor McGregor is a beast. I've no doubt he'll make it onto the next UFC card in Ireland.

funkjoker site profile image  

11/28/12 12:28 PM by funkjoker

Germany: Andreas KraniotakesWeight Class: HeavyweightRecord: 15-6Austria: Nandor GuelminoWeight Class: HeavyweightRecord: 11-3-1great choices. andreas kraniotakes beat guelmino by tko, but lost to nandor guelmino's training partner gerald turek. the heavyweight class isn't very stacked, so all three of them would be good additions to the ufc roster.

Pancake Syrup site profile image  

11/28/12 12:28 PM by Pancake Syrup

The UK is not a fucking country

UGCTT_chuckles1 site profile image  

11/28/12 12:26 PM by UGCTT_chuckles1

Good pick w/ Conor McGregor from Ireland. Can't wait to see him in the ufc. Dude is so fun to watch.

UGCTT_Zacharinho site profile image  

11/28/12 12:19 PM by UGCTT_Zacharinho

Also USA Aljamain Sterling belongs on this list.