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Henry Briones (born October 22, 1980) is a Mexican mixed martial artist and competes in Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[2]

Henry Briones
BornEnrique Briones[1]
(1980-10-22) October 22, 1980 (age 38)
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico[2]
Other namesBure
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight61 kg (134 lb; 9 st 8 lb)
Reach69 in (175 cm)
StyleBoxing, BJJ
Fighting out ofTijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TeamEntram Gym
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission6
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision5
Other information
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.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Briones fought primary in the Mexico circuit and amassed a record of 15-4–1 prior joined UFC.[3]

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 made his promotional debut on November 15, 2014, at UFC 180 in Mexico City against Guido Cannetti. He won the fight via rear-nake choke in round two.[4]

He next faced Cody Garbrandt on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

Briones was scheduled to faced Brad Pickett on February 27, 016 at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping,[6] but he pulled out from the fight, citing injury, and was replaced by Francisco Rivera.[7] The match was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett six months later on September 3, 2016[8] and the bout was removed where Briones for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Iuri Alcântara.[9]

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.[10][11]

The bout between Briones and Brad Pickett was rescheduled for the third time on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson,[12][13] 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.[14]

Briones faced Rani Yahya on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno.[15][16] He lost the fight via a kimura submission in the first round.[17]

Briones faced Frankie Saenz on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[18] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Cage Gladiators
    • Cage Gladiators Lightweight Champion (One time) vs. Joe Gustina[20]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[2]

Briones worked in a law firm during the weekdays and worked as a bar tender during the weekends prior fight professionally.[2]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Enrique Briones". tapology. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Henry Briones – Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  3. ^ "Enrique". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ "UFC 180 results: Henry Briones rallies to choke out Guido Cannetti in second". MMAjunkie. 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  5. ^ "Garbrandt stays unbeaten at UFC 189". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  6. ^ Staff (2017-07-26). "Pickett vs. Briones, Grant vs. Vera joins UFC Fight Night 84 in London". Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-01-22). "Francisco Rivera in for Henry Briones to meet Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 84". Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  8. ^ Simon Head (2016-06-17). "Fan favourite Brad Pickett lands bout at UFC Hamburg". Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  9. ^ Raphael Marinho (2016-08-02). "Iuri Marajo replaces Briones and sees Brad Pickett at UFC in Germany (Brazilian Portuguese)". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  10. ^ "Video: Silva de Andrade lands spinning back fist". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^, Coral Barry for (2017-01-11). "Brad Pickett's retirement bout confirmed as UFC announce London fight card". Metro. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  13. ^ "UFC London gains six fights Brad Pickett bids farewell". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  14. ^ Simon Head (2017-03-11). "Brad Pickett gets new foe for next week's retirement fight at UFC Fight Night 107". Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2017-07-13). "BJJ wizard Rani Yahya vecht tegen Henry Briones in Mexico City". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  16. ^ "UFC México: Henry Briones se agrega a la cartelera Indiscutido". Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 results: Rani Yahya nearly flawless in submission win over Henry Briones". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  18. ^ Staff (2018-03-13). "Henry Briones-Frankie Saenz set for UFC debut in Chile". Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Relentless Frankie Saenz grinds out Henry Briones". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  20. ^ "Enrique Briones vs Joe Gustina Fight Result CG – Cage Gladiators 3". Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  21. ^ "Enrique". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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