2022 Arnold Classic UK Preview: Andrew Jacked, Martin Fitzwater Headline Men’s Open


Here is a preview of the 2022 Arnold Classic UK!

The 2022 Arnold Classic UK will take place for the second time this weekend with eight divisions being highlighter during the show. Competitors from all round the globe will gather to the event and show what they can do on stage.

The Men’s Open division is the biggest at the show and will crown a new champion following the event. Nathan De Asha is the reigning champion but will not be competing this year. This leaves the door open for some of the other top competitors to get a shot at the title.

The full lineup for the divisions has been announced and can be found below, along with a preview of some of the top competitors in Men’s Open.

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Andrew Jacked

Andrew Jacked is one of the young stars in Open bodybuilding. He earned his Pro Card and was able to qualify for the Olympia following his victory at the Texas Pro. While Andrew Jacked does not have many competitions under his belt, he as a chance to earn his second victory prior to the Olympia. There are many who believe he can place high at the biggest competition of the year.

Martin Fitzwater

Martin Fitzwater finished as the runner-up to Andrew Jacked in the Texas Pro. This is the matchup that fans were looking forward to during this competition but it was up in the air for a bit. Jacked was unsure of his Visa status and Fitzwater was not happy that he would have to wait to get another shot at taking him down. Fitzwater has made improvements to his physique and will look to qualify for the Olympia.

James Hollingshead

James Hollingshead is considered one of the many favorites in this competition. He finished 12th at the 2021 Olympia and has not competed since. Hollingshead makes his return to the stage hoping to qualify for this year’s show. He brings a massive physique to the stage and if his conditioning is at its best, Hollingshead has a chance to win the event.

Maxx Charles

Maxx Charles haș competed six times this year with four finishes in the top five and three in the top three. This includes third-place finished at the New York Pro and Indy Pro. Charles has been unable to win a competition and is a dark-horse contender for the Arnold Classic UK title.

Marc Hector

Marc Hector is another dark-horse contender for the upcoming show. He finished third at the British Grand Prix back in 2020 and will look to get back on stage and show off his physique.

Men’s Open

  • Lionel Beyeke
  • Rob Cannon
  • Maxx Charles
  • Vlad Alfred Chiriac
  • Jamie Christian-Johal
  • Martin Fitzwater
  • Marc Hector
  • James Hollingshead
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Claudio Sergio
  • Chinedu Andrew Obiekea

Men’s 212

  • Radoslav Angelov
  • Jamal Changezi
  • Pasquale D’Angelo
  • Jamie De Rego
  • David Henry
  • Ching-Chieh Lin
  • Naser Mohamed
  • Julian Lee Ramdhari
  • Samir Troudi
  • Ahmed Wardany
  • Dean White

Classic Physique

  • Jose Maria Mete Bueriberi
  • Kuba Cielen
  • Shane Cullen
  • Michael Daboul
  • Kiraly Laszio
  • Peter Molnar
  • Marco Ruz
  • Wesley Vissers
  • Giuseppe Zagarella
  • Craig Morton
  • Niall Darwin

Men’s Physique

  • Jeffrey Darko
  • Shannon Davis
  • Youcef Djoudi
  • Ashley Edelman
  • Xiolong Hong
  • Ryan John-Baptiste
  • Andrea Miggiano
  • Elton Mota
  • Kennedy Maciel Santos Muniz
  • Balint Nemeth
  • Tyler Smith
  • Omar Suleiman
  • Randy Osei Tutu
  • Dawid Wachelka
  • Emile Walker
  • Ali Bilal


  • Jasmine Abercrombie
  • Corrine Elizabeth Bean
  • Michelle Fredua-Mensah
  • Kamara Graham
  • Terra Plum


  • Arya Bahar
  • Roberta Coletti das Chagas
  • Veronica Gallego
  • Scarlet Hollands
  • Gabriela Linhartova
  • Stella Miliani
  • Lola Montez
  • Corrie Morales
  • Paula Ranta
  • Megan Sylvester-Cielen
  • Jennifer Zienert


  • Demi Wing Kan Chow
  • Lucy Edwards
  • Ivanna Escandar
  • Eli Fernandez
  • Stine Hansen
  • Adrianna Kaczmarek
  • Ashley Kaltwasser
  • Nittaya Kongthun
  • Jourdanne Lee
  • Patricia Lloyd
  • Ottavia Mazza
  • Cristobalina Pajares
  • Francesca Stoico
  • Allison Testu
  • Jade Kelsie Wolfenden

Women’s Physique

  • Ilaria Armeni
  • Tanya Chartrand
  • Lenka Ferencukova
  • Julia Glazycheva
  • Modesta Halby
  • Jeanette Johansson
  • Sophie Lee
  • Lisa McLean
  • Barbara Menage
  • Anne-Lorraine Mohn
  • Alida Opre
  • Karley Pearce

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