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Time Barnett is definitely going places in the world of Mixed Martial Arts as was proven by his spectacular KO of the then reigning champion Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee in front of the Irishman’s home crowd.
The young man from the Wirral fights out of Liverpool MMA Academy and is enjoying an impressive 5-0 winning streak in the BAMMA lightweight division. Barnett was a last-minute stand-in at the BAMMA 28 Belfast event and this exciting finisher defeated McKee in the first round stunning the local crowd.
The local crowd may have been shocked at Tim Barnett’s talent but it came as no big surprise to those fans who have been following him on his MMA journey as his propensity to stop opponents quickly and decisively has not gone unnoticed, and indeed has now become somewhat of a trade mark.
Tim Barnett has moved from being the underdog to being the one to beat, and a rematch with McKee has already been scheduled for BAMMA 34 at the SSE Arena Wembley on March 9th 2018. This offers the talented fighter from the Wirral a great chance at the World Lightweight Championship.
McKee is obviously desperate to reclaim his own standing blaming a virus for his comprehensive defeat in the last match with Barnett, but Barnett is going from strength to strength and should be too strong for the Belfast man.
Barnett defies the stereotypical MMA fighter with a calm, almost tranquil demeanour, and to all extents and purposes is actually still a work in progress. But one thing is for sure, Tim Barnett is a must see for UK MMA fans as he is one of the hottest prospects we have seen for quite some time.
Tim Barnett, an undefeated, exciting finisher, and Fruity King is in Tim’s corner for his shot at the World LIghtweight title.
*Tickets for BAMMA 34 are on sale now. ITV 4 are also set to screen the fight.