Bryan
Barberena
12-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 12-3-0
Summary: Heart, toughness, and the beard

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bam Bam
From: Montclair, California USA
Fights Out Of: Glendale, Arizona USA
Age: 27
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
603
50% Successful
303
Types of Successful Strikes
0
303
66% Standing
21%
13%
201
64
38
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
40% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Bryan Barberena
Dec 17, 2016
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Win
Bryan Barberena
May 14, 2016
79
120
0
0
1
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Bryan Barberena
Jan 30, 2016
18
26
1
1
0
1
1
1
R2 Submission
Loss
Bryan Barberena
Apr 25, 2015
84
94
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Bryan Barberena
Dec 13, 2014
24
63
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I start my morning off with hard strength and conditioning with Jarret Aki, followed by Jiu-Jitsu with John Crouch or mitt work with Hanshi Nico/Randy Steinke. I have a short break for lunch before I come back for Elite practice, where I train hard with some of the best fighters in the world.
 
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, two by submission (RNC, arm triangle)

• Three first round finishes

• Has won 9 of his last 10

• 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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