Extreme Fighters was founded in 2004 as Russell Dennis and Steven Elliott, together, started to develop their growing interest in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following Taekwon-do lessons some of the fighters would stay behind and start to work on their ground, clinch and take down game. This became an obsession for both Steven and Russell who felt that Mixed Martial Arts was the way forward in fighting systems. They found they had a natural talent for this style of fighting and started to look towards competition.
Being mainly self taught Steve and Russell started to looking into training further a field and fine tune their skills. Russell started to develop contacts with Cage Rage (now Ultimate Challenge), the UK’s largest MMA event where he organised for Steve to test his new skills in the Cage.