BREAKING: Chris Barnett to Make His Octagon Return at UFC Fight Night 206

Published 01/21/2022, 10:15 AM EST

UFC sensation, and crowd favorite, Chris Barnett will soon enter the octagon again. The heavyweight fighter will take on UFC debutant Martin Buday on April 16, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 206.

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Barnett made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 188 against Ben Rothwell. He came on the back of a six-fight win streak but lost the fight in the second round via submission. ‘Beastboy’ bounced back from the loss spectacularly. He entered the octagon for the second time at one of the biggest events of 2021, UFC 268.

Barnett took on a retiring Gian Villante and made quite an impression on the fans and the whole MMA community. Right from his entertaining walkout to his performance, fans couldn’t get enough of him. He knocked Villante out in the second round with an impressive spinning wheel kick and landed a front flip after getting the win.

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Since the fight, fans have been eagerly waiting for him to return and now it has been confirmed. He will take on Slovakian, Martin Buday at UFC Fight Night 206.

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Buday will make his UFC debut at the event and will look to make a strong impression with a win over Barnett.

Chris Barnett vs. Martin Buday

MMA fans have already seen what Barnett can do inside the octagon. He’s a live wire and looks for knockouts. However, his next opponent is a knockout artist himself.

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The Slovak started his MMA career in 2015 and 9-1 in his professional career. He is currently on an eight-fight win streak and has won seven fights via T/KO. A fight against Barnett will be a tough test for ‘Badys’ and a win will definitely do him a lot of good.

However, ‘Beastboy’ is coming off a wonderful win and will be full of confidence. Another impressive win is sure to get him a huge name in his next fight. And that is what he will look for.

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Who do you think will come out on top? Will Barnett be able to add to another win under his belt? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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