October 22, 1980
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb; 9 st 8 lb)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Briones started playing hockey in high school and spent a total of 14 years in the sport. Compared to most of the mixed martial arts fighters, Briones started combat sport much later in life. He started training MMA when he joined ENTRAM gym at the age of 26.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Briones fought primary in the Mexico circuit and amassed a record of 15-4–1 prior joined UFC.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
He was a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, an installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) produced reality TV series "The Ultimate Fighter" on May 2014. He faced Marlon Vera on quarter-final round and lost the fight, failing to be selected as one of the contestants of the show.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Briones was scheduled to faced Brad Pickett on February 27, 016 at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping, but he pulled out from the fight, citing injury, and was replaced by Francisco Rivera. The match was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett six months later on September 3, 2016 and the bout was removed where Briones for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Iuri Alcântara.
On November 5, 2016, Brinoes took on Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson. A spinning back fist from Silva de Andrade sent Briones to the ground and he lost the fight on round 3.
The bout between Briones and Brad Pickett was rescheduled for the third time on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson, and yet again the bout was cancelled due to Briones withdrew from the fight one week before the event and was replaced by Marlon Vera.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Cage Gladiators
- Cage Gladiators Lightweight Champion (One time) vs. Joe Gustina
Briones' moniker "Bure" was coined by hockey fans where they saw the similarity between Briones and the Russian ice hockey player, Pavel Bure, during his high school years when Brones played hockey league in Mexico. Briones decided to keep the nickname given by fans to honour them where he spent 14 years of his life in the sport.
Briones worked in a law firm during the weekdays and worked as a bar tender during the weekends prior fight professionally.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||16 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||16–8–1||Frankie Saenz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||May 19, 2018||3||5:00||Santiago, Chile|
|Loss||16–7–1||Rani Yahya||Submission (kimura)||UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno||August 5, 2017||1||2:01||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||16–6–1||Douglas Silva de Andrade||TKO (spinning backfist)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson||November 5, 2016||3||2:33||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||16–5–1||Cody Garbrandt||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 189||July 11, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–4–1||Guido Cannetti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 180||November 15, 2014||2||1:44||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Draw||15–4–1||Adrian Cruz||Draw (split)||Legacy Fighting Championship 30||April 4, 2014||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||15–4||Jeff Golden||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Total Fight Championship 3||September 1, 2012||3||0:35||Manzanillo, Mexico|
|Win||14–4||Jared Carlsten||KO (punch)||MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 7||August 18, 2012||1||0:32||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||13–4||Fernando Rodriguez||TKO (punches)||TSC 2||June 23, 2012||1||0:00||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||12–4||Manuel Ramos Gallareta||Decision (unanimos)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 12||March 24, 2012||3||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||11–4||Ismael Vasquez Segura||TKO punches)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 11||October 1, 2011||1||3:34||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||10–4||Eddie Mendez||TKO (punches)||Mexico Fighter 3||July 15, 2011||1||4:41||Sonora, Mexico|
|Loss||9–4||Brady Harrison||Decision (split)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 10||June 17, 2011||3||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||9–3||Chris Kogel||TKO (coner stoppages)||Baja Cage Fighting 1||July 17, 2010||1||4:30||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||8–3||Joe Gustina||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Gladiators 3||May 22, 2010||2||N/A||Mexico||Won the Cage Gladiators Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||7–3||Alex Soto||Decision (split)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 5||February 13, 2010||3||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||7–2||Esteban Velazco||TKO (punches)||Club Maya: Briones vs. Velasco||January 5, 2010||1||1:48||Rosarito, Mexico|
|Loss||6–2||Mike de la Torre||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Challenge Mexico 12||October 3, 2009||5||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||6–1||Juan Delgado||Submission (triangle choke)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 3||July 18, 2009||1||3:11||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||5–1||Hidred Oliney||Submission (triangle choke)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 2||May 30, 2009||1||4:18||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Loss||4–1||Bobby Green||Submission (triangle choke)||Ultimate Challenge Mexico 5||February 23, 2008||1||0:48||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||4–0||Sipanhya Koummalasy||KO (punches)||Ultimate Challenge Mexico 3||September 29, 2007||1||0:00||Mexico|
|Win||3–0||Mario Zarate||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Challenge Mexico 2||July 28, 2007||1||0:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Juan Manuel Torres||Submission (strikes)||Cage on Fire 6||April 14, 2007||2||1:59||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||1–0||Gabriel Palmares||Decision (unanimous)||Cage on Fire 5||January 27, 2007||3||3:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
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- "Video: Watch Douglas Silva de Andrade crush Henry Briones with spinning backfist at UFC Fight Night 98". MMAjunkie. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
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- "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Relentless Frankie Saenz grinds out Henry Briones". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
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