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"Bam Bam"

Bryan Barberena

Welterweight Division

18-9-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Bryan Barberena

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Montclair, United States
Trains at
MMA LAB - Glendale, AZ
Fighting style
Striker
Age
33
Height
72.00
Weight
187.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 13, 2014
Reach
72.50
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • 11 wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, arm triangle)
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • Has won four of his last six
     
  • 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.”

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Barberena was submitted by Rafael Dos Anjos via rear-naked choke at 3:20 of the second round 

UFC 276 (7/2/22) Barberena stopped Robbie Lawler via strikes at 4:47 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Barberena won a three round split decision over Matt Brown

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Barberena won a three round unanimous decision over Darian Weeks

UFC on ESPN (7/31/21) Barberena lost a three round majority decision to Jason Witt

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Barberena won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Ivy

UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Barberena was stopped by Randy Brown via strikes at 2:54 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (2/17/19) Barberena was stopped by Vicente Luque via strikes at 4:54 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (8/25/18) Barberena stopped Jake Ellenberger via strikes at 2:26 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/2/17) Barberena lost a three round unanimous decision to Leon Edwards

UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Barberena stopped Joe Proctor via strikes at 1:34 of the first round

UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Barberena lost a three round unanimous decision to Colby Covington

UFC 198 (5/14/16) Barberena won a three round unanimous decision over Warlley Alves

UFC on FOX (1/30/16) Barberena submitted Sage Northcutt via arm triangle choke at 3:06 of the second round

UFC 186 (4/25/15) Barberena lost a three-round unanimous decision to Chad Laprise

UFC on FOX (12/13/14) Barberena stopped Joe Ellenberger via strikes at 3:24 of the third round

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 

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