Bryan
Barberena
10-2-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 10-2-0
Summary: Heat, toughness, and the beard

Fighter Info

From: Montclair, California USA
Fights Out Of: Glendale, Arizona USA
Age: 26
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
324
48% Successful
157
Types of Successful Strikes
0
157
66% Standing
20%
13%
104
32
21
Striking Defense
53
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
33% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Bryan Barberena
Apr 25, 2015
84
94
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Bryan Barberena
Dec 13, 2014
24
63
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Chad Laprise? I don’t know a whole lot about Chad Laprise. I let my coaches watch film and come up with the best game plan. I just focus on me and what I need to do to be the best on fight night. But he has accomplished some things, already being 10-0 and winning TUF Nations. I expect a tough fight from a well-rounded, game opponent. UFC fans won't want to miss this fight.
 
TRAINING: This fight is a lot of hard work in the gym. I’m getting better, pushing myself all the time and I’m making sure I peak on fight night.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2009. I started because I just enjoyed the challenge of man vs. man, putting their abilities to the test to see who comes out on top.

What ranks and titles have you held? DFC 185-lb belt. Ranked #2 at 170lb in MN (mnmmanews.com)

Do you have any heroes? My dad

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means one of my dreams has come true. All the hard work is paying off. After all the sacrifices me and my family have made, it is a huge accomplishment for me and my family and I'm here to stay.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Building grain bins in the Midwest.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ under John Crouch

Favorite grappling technique: Takedowns

Favorite striking technique: Punches in bunches
• Pro since 2009

• Eight wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

• Three first round finishes

• On seven fight winning streak

• Owns 2012 win over TUF veteran Dane Sayers
 
• Origin of nickname: “I have quite a few nicknames that have been tossed around. But Bam Bam is the one that really stuck. My family would call me it when I was little because I used to go around wild and hitting stuff; guess I kinda looked like Bam Bam from The Flintstones. So when I started fighting they called me it and it stuck. Crouch says it matches with my fighting style.”

Career

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