LAS VEGAS – With three straight wins and his first end in practically 4 years, Bryan Barberena may be prepared for the following degree.
Barberena (18-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) took out Robbie Lawler (29-16 MMA, 14-10 UFC) with a second-round TKO on the UFC 276 foremost card Saturday. Their back-and-forth battle, which noticed Barberena turn up the heat late in the middle frame to get the end, was a Fight of the Night winner.
Barberena stated combating a former champion and longtime fighter like Lawler was a “dream come true” for him, and now he’s prepared to maneuver issues up a notch on the heels of a March win over Matt Brown and this one over Lawler.
“I need to proceed to battle individuals who need to come battle – who need to deliver it,” Barberna stated at his post-fight information convention at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas. “… I would like individuals who need to come battle, not dance round, not pitter-patter. Let’s come battle. Let’s throw down. Let’s do that.
“There are some names I like. (Santiago) Ponzinibbio is one in every of them. A rematch with (Vicente) Luque can be superior. Niko Worth. These are guys who come to battle.”
Try Barberena’s full interview within the video above.