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"Beastboy"

Chris Barnett

Heavyweight Division

23-8-0 (W-L-D)

18

Wins by Knockout

8

First Round Finishes

Chris Barnett

athlete record

Event Results

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Learn more about Chris Barnett's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Spain
Fighting style
Boxing
Age
36
Height
69.00
Weight
283.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 04, 2023
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • 18 wins by KO
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Owns 2011 win over UFC heavyweight contender Walt Harris
     
  • Has won eight of his last ten

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Barnett stopped Jake Collier via strikes at 2:24 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Barnett lost a three-round technical unanimous decision (1:37 – couldn’t continue due to an accidental foul) to Martin Buday

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Barnett stopped Gian Villante via strikes at 2:23 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Barnett was submitted by Ben Rothwell via guillotine choke at 2:07 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve been in combat sports since I was four and the reason why I started MMA is because of a
dance battle I won at the club.

What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked #2 in the Top 100 unsigned heavyweights. Ranked #1 Heavyweight in Korea. Island Fights Heavyweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Anyone that’s trying to get it.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me; it’s a dream coming to realization.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of South Florida / Campbell University BSE/Education

What was your job before you started fighting? Lowe’s

Favorite grappling technique: Flying armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Tornado Kick