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"Pooh Bear"

Bryan Battle

Welterweight Division

9-1-0 (W-L-D)

8

Fight Win Streak

2

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

Bryan Battle

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
United States
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
27
Height
73.00
Weight
190.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 28, 2021
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
42.50

Fighter Facts

  • Winner of the middleweight tournament on The Return Of The Ultimate Fighter (Season 29)
     
  • Team Volkanovski on TUF 29
     
  • Pro since 2019
     
  • Two win by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, triangle, guillotine, undisclosed choke)
     
  • Two first round finishes
     
  • On eight-fight winning streak
     
  • Reported 8-2 amateur record that included a 2018 win over UFC vet Impa Kasanganay
     
  • Origin of nickname – “My teammate called me this as a joke. As soon as I said, ‘Don’t call me Pooh Bear, the nickname stuck.”

UFC History
UFC on ESPN
(8/6/22) Battle knocked out Takashi Sato at :44 of the first round 
UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Battle won a three round unanimous decision over Tresean Gore
UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Battle submitted Gilbert Urbina via rear naked choke at 2:15 of the second round to win the TUF 29 middleweight title

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 29
Semifinals – Battle submitted Andre Petroski via guillotine choke at 2:05 of round two
Quarterfinals – Battle won a two round unanimous decision over Kemran Lachinov

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in April 2016. I had always been a big fan, and it was always on my bucket list to have at least one fight. Five years and 16 fights later, here we are.
What ranks and titles have you held? Level 4 in Hayastan Grappling System, 205 amateur champ, 185 amateur champ, #1 ranked amateur at 205 / 185 in Southeast region.
Do you have any heroes? My parents. Both my mom and dad are tremendous people in their own unique way. I would be a completely different person if either one of them had been removed from my life growing up.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is incredible, just based on the resources available to the athletes. It’s a big step towards my dream of testing myself as well as beating the best fighters on the planet.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I dropped out so I could train and work.
What was your job before you started fighting? I am still currently working as a carpenter.
Favorite grappling technique: Ude garami
Favorite Striking technique: Front kick