Welcome to the UFC: Marc-Andre Barriault
Canada is a nation that has many top MMA prospects and has a lot of rising up-and-comers. TKO Major League MMA is a promotion that has many top prospects looking to jump to the UFC once the call comes. On November 9th, it was announced the UFC signed TKO middleweight and light-heavyweight champion. The debut date and opponent is still not announced yet.
Quebec City, Quebec
Trains out of Patenaude Nova Gym Quebec
How will Marc-Andre Barriault fare in the UFC:
With only one loss to his record, Barriault is now on a nine-fight win streak including a win over Jo Vallee who was the only one that has beaten him in his professional career. Barriault is a physical fighter who relies on his strength and power. He has all nine of his finishes by KO/TKO and has shown huge power in his hands and excellent fight stopping ability. Barriault can end the fight on the feet with his aggressiveness and knockout power. The middleweight can stop the fight on the mat with fight-ending ground and pound. “Power Bar” does get hit a lot and his takedown defense could be better but his toughness will take him far. Overall at only 28, Barriault has a good future ahead of him. In his UFC career, he could find himself in the top 15 one day but being in exciting fights and having some brutal finishes that’s bound to happen.