Chris Leben Returns From The Retirement To Face Phil Baroni In A Bare-Knuckle Match

Chris Leben Is Back Looking For Blood!

The former UFC Middleweight legend Chris Leben comes out of the retirement to fight another UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil Baroni on October 20. The Crippler is known for stunning punch power and world-class left cross and he is looking for blood! The bare-knuckle boxing fight will be held in Casper, Wyoming, United States of America.

Chris Leben (22-11 MMA, 12-10 UFC) officially hung up his gloves after the TKO loss to Uriah Hall at UFC 168 and eight years in the UFC. The Crippler tried to return into a Bellator MMA during 2016 but had to withdraw due to medical issues.

Despite he has lost seven out of his last eleven UFC fights, he remains known for victories over Wanderlei Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Mike Swick, Patrick Cote, and Jorge Rivera. He is a former GC, WEC, and FFC Middleweight champion. During his UFC career, Chris Leben earned four Knockout Of The Night and two Fight Of The Night bonuses.

Phil Baroni (16-18 MMA, 2-7 UFC) comes as a former Strikeforce Middleweight runner-up and a fighter with ten knockout victories in ten amateur boxing matches. He also fought in Bellator 122, where he was defeated by Karo Parisyan. He officially ended his career on May 4, 2018, when he knocked Matt Lagler out in a King Of The Cage event after only 24 seconds!

Phil Baroni competed in many promotions, and fought notable names like Frank Shamrock, Brad Tavares, Ikuhisa Minowa, Evan Tanner, Matt Lindland, Hayato Sakurai…

One thing is certain, both Chris Leben and Phil Baroni are known for stunning knockout power. What do you think, who will win this bare-knuckle fight? Who is your favorite?

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