Several UFC fighters started their MMA career at a young age so that they can accomplish their dreams. However, some UFC fighters started late and still had a successful MMA career in the UFC. So, let's take a look at the top 5 UFC fighters who succeeded despite being late.
Daniel Cormier was 30-years-old when he made his professional MMA debut. Cormier had a very successful career as he became a UFC two-division champion. He was the UFC light heavyweight and the heavyweight champion.
Francis Ngannou started his professional MMA career at the age of 26. Ngannou is the current UFC heavyweight champion.
Holly Holm made her professional MMA debut at the age of 29. Despite being late, Holm had a successful MMA career as she is a former UFC women's bantamweight champion.
Brock Lesnar was 29-years-old when he made his professional MMA debut. Lesnar is a former UFC heavyweight champion. So, it's safe to say that he had a successful MMA career in the UFC.
Yoel Romero started his professional MMA career at the age of 29. Romero was once the no. 1 pick as the UFC middleweight title challenger. He has defeated several elite athletes such as Luke Rockhold, Chris Weidman, and more.