FIGHTER PROFILE CODY ‘NO LOVE’ GARBRANDT

UFC 269 is right around the corner and fighting on this loaded card is Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt is currently ranked in the seventh in the UFC Bantamweight division and will be facing Kai Kara-France. It should be a great fight and hopefully  Garbrandt, a fan favorite will pull through with a W as he has lost four of his last five.

Garbrandt was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio on July 7, 1991. Garbrandt is ten months younger than his brother and was raised by his mother as his parents were separated due to domestic violence. His father was not very present in Garbrandt’s life and was in and out of jail straining their relationship even further.

Garbrandt’s uncle was a boxer and introduced Garbrandt to the sport at a young age, but his mother was concerned about the effects of the sport. Thus Garbrandt was introduced to Wrestling and would compete in the sport at Claymont High School where he would win a state championship his freshman year and would come in second the following year. He would gain a love for fighting and would start training in boxing with his mother’s eventual support. Garbrandt would eventually have an amazing amatuer boxing career compiling an undefeated record of 32–0.

Garbrandt would start MMA in 2009 when he started training. He took a fight and made his amature debut in July of that year. It would unfortunately be a loss for Garbrandt, but he was not deterred and would keep fighting, winning his next four fights. Garbrandt finished his amatuer MMA career with a record of 4-2.

Garbrandt would start his professional MMA career in December of 2012. He’d face Charles Kessinger and win by TKO (Punches.)  He’d win his next four fights for various promotions before he made his UFC debut at UFC 182 Jones vs. Cormier against Marcus Brimage in 2015. From this point Garbrandt would keep winning, and eventually would earn a title shot against Dominick Cruz at UFC 207. Garbrandt would beat Cruz and win the UFC Bantamweight Championship.Garbrandt would then lose the belt to T.J. Dillashaw in his next fight marking the first loss of Garbrandt’s career. Garbrandt would lose the immediate rematch at UFC 217. 

Garbrandt has lost two of his last three fights, but is still a fan favorite and will be returning to the Octagon at UFC 269. Hopefully He brings home the much needed W.

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