Who is Dani Bárez, the Spaniard who will debut in the UFC with Joel Álvarez

Spanish MMA are still at their peak. UFC Fight Night London This Saturday (6:00 p.m., Eurosport), with the stellar fight between Tom Aspinall and Marcin Tybura, there will be a double Spanish presence, something that has never happened before. Joel Alvarez He will return to the cage more than a year after his rib injury, and he won’t be alone. Daniel Bárez will make his debut at this same event. The Valencian signed the contract with the company less than a month ago and already has his opponent prepared: the Brazilian Jafel Filho at flyweight.

Who is Dani Barez?

Daniel Bárez is a 34-year-old Spanish fighter born in Burjasot, Valencia. He has a record of 16 wins, seven of them by KO and six by submission, and five losses in the flyweight division. The Valencian signed the contract with the UFC less than a month ago, and already has his first fight. He has traveled the world to fight and fulfill his dream of shining in mixed martial arts.

The Spaniard had already had contact with the UFC. In 2021, he participated in the Dana White’s Contender Series, a competition that allows some fighters to sign a contract with the company. Dani fell by split decision against Carlos Hernández. But his good technique and his victories have made the president of the company pay attention to him and have decided to incorporate him among his fighters.

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In his record, he has two BAMMA world championships, two in Spain for MMA and another for SAMBO, and two for NAGA in Germany. Tomorrow, he will wait for you in the cage Jafel Filho. The Brazilian also had his first contact with the company at Dana White’s Contender Series, where he knocked out Roy Echeverria. He made his debut in March at UFC 289, where he fell via third-round submission to Muhammad Mokaev in a fight shrouded in controversy. He accused the fighter of Russian origin of illegal actions and injured him with a knee lock.

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