Chris Barnett

Beast Boy

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/1/2024
Withdraws from fight
HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 30, 2024
Barnett (undisclosed) will no longer fight Mohammed Usman at UFC Vegas 89 on March 23, source reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear why Barnett backed out of the fight, but Michael Parkin will now take Barnett's spot against Usman.
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Gets new fight
HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 15, 2024
Barnett will take on Mohammed Usman at UFC Vegas 88 on March 23, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Barnett had to withdraw from his last scheduled fight with Chase Sherman for an undisclosed reason. He came out victorious the last time he stepped in the octagon after defeating Jake Collier via a Round 2 TKO. He currently holds a 2-2 record with the company. His opponent, Usman, also beat Collier in his most recent bout and is riding a three-fight winning streak since his UFC debut.
Withdraws from fight
HeavyweightUFC
Out
April 1, 2023
Barnett will no longer take part in April 8's fight versus Chase Sherman, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Karl Williams will take Barnett's spot in the bout versus Sherman. Barnett hasn't suffered any injury but was unlikely to make weight in time for the fight.
Taking on Chase Sherman
HeavyweightUFC
Out
February 14, 2023
Barnett agreed to face Chase Sherman in a heavyweight bout at UFC 287 on April 8, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Barnett missed weight for his matchup with Jake Collier at UFC 279 in September but came out victorious despite being a +380 underdog. Sherman is 1-5 in his past six bouts, with his lone victory coming against Jared Vanderaa last July.
Epic effort after weight miss
HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 10, 2022
Barnett defeated Jake Collier via TKO (punches) at 2:24 of Round 2 at UFC 279 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The fact Barnett became just the second heavyweight in company history to miss weight on Friday morning has to be mentioned here, but it's clearly become of secondary importance following this epic effort. Entering as a +380 underdog, Barnett was hammered by Collier in the opening frame. He had no business seeing Round 2, but Barnett has proven exceedingly durable in the past, and tonight was no exception. Collier quickly faded, while Barnett sort of just hung around until the opportunity presented itself for him to end up in a dominant position and close the show. Barnett then cut a brilliant promo in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. Chris is 36 years old and 2-2 in his four UFC bouts, so he won't be getting title-implicating fights at any point down the road, but Barnett is fun as all heck to watch, and his spot with the company should be secure.
Misses weight ahead of UFC 279
HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 9, 2022
Barnett weighed in at 267.5 pounds ahead of Saturday's bout against Jake Collier at UFC 279, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports. Barnett will not attempt to cut down any further.
ANALYSIS
Barnett was given an additional hour to get down to the 266-pound heavyweight limit, but it appears he won't be making another attempt on the scale Friday. As a result, he becomes just the second heavyweight in UFC history to miss weight, so he'll forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Collier on Saturday, regardless of the outcome of the fight.