Best MMA Fighters From France

Best MMA Fighters From France

Since MMA was finally legalized in France a few years ago, the combat sport has been taking off within the country. Even before the sport was legalized in France, there have been many notable fighters from the country.

Here’s a list of the best MMA fighters from France presented by sports betting platform solutions. Check out the names below and follow the link to place your next bet on the fights.

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo

A list of the best MMA fighters from France without mentioning one of the early big stars in Cheick Kongo. The mammoth heavyweight veteran has been a mainstay of the biggest MMA promotions for the last three decades.

Kongo’s most iconic moment in fighting had to be his exciting bout with Pat Barry. On the brink of being knocked out, Cheick somehow came from behind and finished Barry. Earning KO of the Year honors in 2011.

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Then after his run in the UFC, Cheick went to Bellator where he won the S9 heavyweight tourney. At 48, Kongo is still active with now over 46 professional MMA fights under his belt.

Ciryl Gane

Ciryl Gane

One of the best MMA fighters from France today is UFC heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane. The former undefeated kickboxer has been making a splash in MMA, showcasing some incredible striking skills.

Some of Gane’s biggest wins include finishing former champion Junior Dos Santos and his spectacular KO against Tai Tuivasa. During his career, Cyril has fought for the heavyweight title on two occasions but unfortunately came up short both times.

Fortunately for Gane, he was able to bounce back from his loss to Jon Jones and deliver another KO win. Don’t be surprised to see one of the best MMA fighters from France in Gane get another title shot soon.

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Benoit Saint Denis

Benoit Saint Denis

Next on our list of the best MMA fighters from France is UFC lightweight contender Benoit Saint Denis. Saint Denis has looked impressive since making his UFC debut, showcasing his well-rounded skills.

After losing his UFC debut, Benoit went on a tear, finishing five straight opponents in devastating fashion. This impressive streak of stoppages got him the biggest fight of his career against Dustin Poirier.

The match between Poirier and Denis at UFC 299 earned FOTY honors and was one of the year’s best fights. Despite the loss, Denis gained a lot of fans, who are anxious to watch his next fight.

Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is not only one of the best MMA fighters from France, but in the world. He has become a superstar fighter known throughout the world since leaving the UFC.

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People questioned Ngannou’s decision to drop the heavyweight title and leave, but the move has more than paid off. Since leaving the UFC, Francis has made over $100 million from boxing the best boxers in the world.

He has also signed a lucrative deal with the PFL and we expect to see him fight in MMA again very soon.

Cedric Doumbe

Cedric Doumbe

The last spot on our list of the best MMA fighters from France goes to the rising PFL star in Cedric Doumbe. The former Glory Kickboxing champion is known for his devastating power and has showcased it many times since moving to MMA.

As a pro MMA fighter, Doumbe has earned 5 KOS in 6 of his pro fights. Despite his freak loss due to a splinter in his foot in his last fight, Cedric’s star is continuing to rise.