Best UFC Fighters From Eastern Europe

Best UFC Fighters From Eastern Europe

Fighters from all across Eastern Europe have been taking over the sport of MMA. In the last decade, numerous fighters from the region have won world titles in the UFC.

Here’s a list of the current best UFC fighters from Eastern Europe. Read about the careers of these great Eastern European fighters below and place bets on them in your favorite casinos whenever you see one of these fighters enter the octagon.

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Islam Makhachev (Dagestan) 

Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev is not only one of the best UFC fighters from Eastern Europe, he’s arguably the P4P best. The reigning lightweight champion is the predecessor to Khabib and has continued Dagestani dominance in the sport.

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After dominating Charles Oliveira to take the title, Islam has gotten better with every title defense. Critics were harsh on him after his first fight with Alexander Volkanovski, but Islam has kept improving.

He silenced critics with a spectacular head kick KO in the rematch and just had an absolute war with Dustin Poirier. Now, no one is questioning Makhachev as one of the world’s best fighters.

Ilia Topuria (Georgia)

Ilia Topuria

The Georgian/Spanish champion Ilia Topuria has quickly become one of the best UFC fighters from Eastern Europe. He is the most recent champion from the region and has looked nearly unstoppable since entering the organization.

In his seven matches in the UFC, the well-rounded Georgian has improved with every fight. Ilia has displayed well-rounded skills with the ability to finish his opponents with strikes or submissions.

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Topuria made an incredible statement in his last fight by stopping reigning featherweight GOAT Alexander Volkanovski. UFC fans are eager to see if Ilia can continue his rise and possibly become one of the greats.

Valentina Shevchenko(Kyrgyzstan)

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina has been one of the best MMA fighters from Europe for a number of years now. The Kyrgyzstan native is the most dominant women’s flyweight champion ever and holds numerous records.

Shevchenko owns every division record from title fight wins, wins overall, most KOs, and longest win streak. For a while, Valentina looked like she was unbeatable.

The former champion is now on a mission to reclaim her title and continue adding to her legacy.

Jan Blachowicz (Poland) 

Jan Blachowicz

No list of the best UFC fighters from Eastern Europe is complete without former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. Jan made history by becoming the first Polish fighter to win the UFC light heavyweight title.

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From 2019-2020, Jan went on the run of his career to win the title. He finished multiple top fighters, which included Dominick Reyes to win the vacant title and successfully defended it against Israel Adesanya.

At 41, Jan is aiming to make one more run at the title and become a 2x UFC champion.

Shavkat Rakhmonov (Uzbekistan)

Shavkat Rakhmonov

Last up on our list of the current best UFC fighters from Eastern Europe is undefeated welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov. The Uzbekistan native is the new boogeyman of the welterweight division.

Shavkat has dominated every opponent he has faced and no one in the division wants to face him. In the eyes of many, Rakhmonov will likely be the next Eastern European world champion.