Chris Barnett (36, USA), whose name is familiar to Korean fans after being hit by a low blow by Myung Hyun-man (37) of the ‘Lion of Myeongseung’, will challenge for three UFC wins.
Barnett will face Chase Sherman (33, USA) in the heavyweight division at the ‘UFC 287: Ferreira vs Adesanya 2’ held at Miami-Dade Arena, Florida, USA on Sunday, April 9th.
Barnett is a friendly fighter who fought in the Korean group Road FC. In particular, it is famous for two consecutive matches with Myung Hyeon-man in 2017. In the first game, unfortunately, he suffered a cut in his eye and lost by TKO. In the second match that followed, he was hit by a low blow and was in pain, then was hit by a punch after the fight resumed and lost by KO. Later, he won two consecutive KO victories against Shim Gun-oh (33) to restore his honor.
Barnett made his UFC debut in May 2021 with a short-term offer against Ben Roswell. Although he lost a submission in his debut match, he has been doing well since then with 2 wins and 1 loss. 먹튀검증
Barnett, who usually weighs 140kg, boasts a fat body, but possesses an unexpected charm with sharp kicks. A typical example is the picturesque back kick finish from the 2021 Gian Villante match. This is thanks to both his parents being black belts in taekwondo, so he learned taekwondo from the age of five.
Barnett, who was known for his pathetic love, sent his wife to heaven last May due to encephalitis. Barnett received a call two days before the fight with Martin Buday that his wife was in critical condition. However, as the head of the family, he forced the game to pay for his wife’s treatment and child support, causing regret.
The opponent Sherman is facing this time is a former American football player. He also played as a bare-handed boxer with powerful punches as his main weapon. The UFC record is 4 wins and 10 losses. He worked as a firefighter on a part-time basis until 2021, but is currently focusing on training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Meanwhile, the match between Li Jing-liang (34, China) and Michael Chiesa (35, USA), 13th in the welterweight ranking, will be held in the same tournament. Li Jingliang is a fighter based in Wushu Santa, a Chinese martial art, and is the only Asian fighter since Kim Dong-hyun to successfully enter the UFC welterweight rankings.
In April of last year, he participated in the UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie press conference and cheered on Jung Chan-sung’s featherweight title challenge as an Asian.