Josh Barnett | “The War Master”
Ht: 6’3 – Wt: 250 – Age: 35
Born: Washington, USA
Fights out of: Fullerton, CA, USA
Overall Record: 31-6
Josh Barnett has always been considered one of the top heavyweights in the world. Had he not tested positive 3 separate times for banned substances, he likely would have enjoyed a lengthy tenure as the UFC heavyweight champion. Nonetheless, Barnett was given one last shot by Strikeforce in 2011 to prove his legitimacy as a top-level heavyweight.
Barnett has thus far passed the test by defeating Brett Rogers and Sergei Kharitonov and putting up a competitive fight against Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix finals.
Barnett has a ton of experience against high-level competition and his striking and grappling are considered elite for the heavyweight division. Barnett prefers to do his dirty work on the ground where he takes pride in pounding the will out of his opponents. Should Barnett transfer over to the UFC, he would be an immediate top 5 heavyweight.
Josh Barnett Fight Record
Overall Record: 31-5
2008-2011 Record: 8-0
2011 Record: 2-0
Win | Sergei Kharitonov | Sub | Rd 1 |Sforce | 09/10/2011
Win | Brett Rogers | Sub | Rd 2 |Sforce | 06/18/2011
2010 Record: 2-0
Win | Geronimo Dos Santos | Tko | Rd 1 | | 07/10/2010
Win | Mo Siliga | Sub | Rd 1 | Dream | 03/22/2010
2009 Record: 1-0
Win | Gilbert Yvel | Sub | Rd 3 |Afflict | 01/24/2009
2008 Record: 3-0
Win | Pedro Rizzo | KO | Rd 2 |Afflict | 07/19/2008
Win | Jeff Monson | Dec | Rd 3 | Seng | 05/18/2008
Win | Hidehiko Yoshida | Sub | Rd 3 | Seng | 03/05/2008