Six Most Promising UFC Fighters With a Big Year Ahead


Norman Parke

Parke is another Ultimate Fighter winner who has continued his success in the Octagon. The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes winner is currently 4-0-1 in the UFC, and boasts an overall MMA record of 20-2-1.

The draw on his record came against Brazilian fighter Leonardo Santos in March and came about after the Northern Irishman was deducted one point for holding onto Santos’ shorts.

The UFC Lightweight division is currently backed up by the inactivity of current champion Anthony Pettis (who had been coaching the Ultimate Fighter alongside future challenger Gilbert Melendez).

Despite that, Parke – who is currently recovering from a knee injury – has shown that he is capable of having a shot at some of the top fighters in the division. With that it is likely that Parke will have a big fight or two ahead of him once he is ready to return to the Octagon.

From Perth, Australia, Bruno has been an MMA fan on and off (mostly on) for 10 years. He did Taekwondo for a few years as a kid and dabbled in BJJ and Muay Thai as an adult, but is more an MMA fan than anything else. He is also an experienced journalist and writer, having written a number of articles on an array of topics.