With an upcoming fight at UFC 276, we thought we’d take a deep dive into all you need to know about Ian Garry. Set to make his third UFC walk, and his tenth career walk, there is still plenty to see.
“The Future” looks to put his name in lights when he competes at the biggest show of the year. A showman of the hugest order, make sure you tune in to the UFC 276 prelims. Taking on his toughest test yet in Gabe Green.
A name hardcore fight fans will already be very familiar with. However, for those of you who are not, here’s a little bit about the Irishman. At 24 years old, Ian Garry is currently 9-0, boasting six finishes. On his resume, he holds five KO/TKO, three decisions and a lone submission win.
A career welterweight, Garry burst into the UFC with a super impressive first-round KO over a tough Jordan Williams. His second appearance was a much closer affair. Still, Ian showed his skills and got the decision win, outstriking Darian Weeks over three rounds.
Before the UFC
Making his name in front of a UFC audience in impressive fashion was all well and good. But, Ian had been putting in the work before his UFC run. A star name at Cage Warriors, Ian got the call to go straight into the UFC.
A homegrown talent for the UK organisation. Garry left his mark as he went 7-0 in Cage Warriors. In his last fight for the promotion, he earned himself some gold. Defeating Jack Grant via unanimous decision to earn the welterweight strap. He was touted as a fighter to watch and so far he has delivered.
Tale of the Tape
As previously mentioned Ian is a welterweight, fighting in the 170lb division. He’s 24, so still extremely young, and stands at 6’3”. Not only tall he brings a 74” reach into the cage which he uses to his advantage. Now fighting out of Sanford MMA, Ian is surrounded by some of the best minds in the game. From former UFC champions to some of the hottest names in the sport right now.
A predominant striker who is proficient in all avenues of the fight game. Watch him use his slick punches and kicks to chop down an opponent before he puts their lights out. Heavy on movement, for a big frame he glides around the cage causing chaos for his foes. Long and rangy, Garry can hit you from so many angles, making it difficult to tell where the next attack is coming from. With the power to match Ian is an extremely dangerous fighter. For evidence of this just watch his UFC debut.
Dubbed The Future for good reason. Ian cites a huge inspiration from fellow Irishman and MMA megastar Conor McGregor. Expect fireworks in the cage and fireworks on the mic. Love him or hate him, there is no denying he is entertaining. “Not here to take part, we’re here to take over”. Ian will be looking to do just that come Saturday and steal the show.
Looking to claim the UFC welterweight title is everyone’s goal, but no one’s more than Ian Garry’s. A man on a mission. With a win this weekend, he will see his already high stock rise to new heights. Best believe with a win he will jump on the mic and deliver a classic post-fight interview. Hoping to silence the doubters, this fight is a must-watch.
Does Ian Garry get the job done?
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