full name: Bryan Battle
fight name: Pooh Bear
residence: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
weight division: middleweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 9-2
Bryan Battle is a professional mixed martial artist from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He was born in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Battle is 6’2″ tall and he competes in the middleweight division. He is nicknamed Pooh Bear.
Currently, Battle is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2017, he defeated Alex Pokki, Edward Sponeybarger and Harley Rabon in amateur MMA bouts.
- In 2018, he defeated Brandon Schofield, Brandon Hunt Jr., Impa Kasanganay, Cody Brundage and Donterry Woods in amateur MMA bouts.
- On July 13, 2019, he made his professional MMA debut at “Fight For It 7” in Hickory, North Carolina where he defeated Zac Dalen via unanimous decision.
- On September 14, 2019, he was submitted via arm bar by Nickalas Martino at “Fight For it 8” in Hickory.
- On November 23, 2019, he submitted Aaron Chambers via triangle choke at “Fight For It 9” in Hickory.
- On August 15, 2020, he submitted Garrett Fosdyck at “Showcase MMA 13” in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.
- On November 6, 2020, he knocked out Josh Krizan at “HRMMA 116” in Elizabethton, Kentucky, USA.
- On February 6, 2021, he submitted Ben Fowler at “HR MMA 117” in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He was the middleweight champion of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 29. He defeated Kemran Lachinov via unanimous decision on May 6, 2021 and Andre Petroski via ninja choke submission on May 20, 2021 both in Enterprise, Nevada.
- On August 28, 2021, he made his UFC debut at “UFC on ESPN 30” in Enterprise where he submitted Gilbert Urbina via rear-naked choke.
- On February 5, 2022, he defeated Tresean Gore via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 200” in Enterprise.
- On August 6, 2022, he knocked out Takashi Sato at “UFC Vegas 59” in Enterprise.
- On December 17, 2022, he lost to Rinat Fakhretdinov via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 216” in Enterprise.
- He was 28 years old when he knocked out Gabriel Green on May 13, 2023 at “UFC on ABC 4” in Charlotte, which improved his professional MMA record to 9 wins and 2 losses.
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