Chris Barnett ‘Just Getting Started’ After Spinning Wheel Kick KO Over Gian Villante
Chris Barnett saved his UFC career with an emphatic statement.
Barnett (22-7) knocked out Gian Villante (17-14) in the second round of UFC 268 Saturday night. The spinning wheel kick sent Villante to retirement while Barnett has locked himself in the promotion’s roster.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 6, 2021
Saturday night was his second fight in the UFC.
His first bout was held against heavyweight veteran Ben Rothwell, where Barnett suffered a submission loss.
This time around he barely made weight, but he managed to land a spinning wheel kick. With the victory, he earned an extra $50,000 for the Performance of the Night bonus.
“Aaaaaa Ya boy made top 10 on @espn @espnmma @UFC. Just want to thank all y’all for the love and support and the energy. We are just getting started #ufc268 #espn #UFC” he posted on Instagram.
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