Joshua Lawrence Barnett is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to Bellator MMA, competing in their Heavyweight division. Barnett previously competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. In 2003, Barnett won the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship and was a finalist in both the 2006 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix and the 2012 Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship Grand Prix. He has also competed in Affliction, World Victory Road, DREAM and Impact FC. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Barnett won the inaugural Metamoris Heavyweight Championship in 2014. As a professional wrestler, Barnett made his in-ring debut in 2003 in the main event of New Japan Pro Wrestling's annual January 4 Tokyo Dome Show, in a bout against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Yuji Nagata. Since then he has also wrestled for Inoki Genome Federation and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
|Born:||Joshua Lawrence Barnett, November 12, 1977, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Other names:||The Babyfaced Assassin, The Philadelphia Jailbird, Aoi me no Kenshiro (The Blue-eyed Kenshiro), The Warmaster|
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|Fighting out of:||Fullerton, California, U.S.|
|Trainer:||Billy Robinson, Erik Paulson|
|Rank:||Honorary black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Erik Paulson, 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rigan Machado|
|Years active:||1997–present (MMA)|
|Twitter:||Josh Barnett's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Josh Barnett's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Josh Barnett's IMDb|
About Josh Barnett
MMA fighter who became a UFC Heavyweight Champion and won gold in 2009 at the BJJF World No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
He grew up wrestling in high school.
He defeated Yuki Kondo to win the open-weight Pancrase Grand Prix title in August, 2003.
He was born in 1977 in Seattle, Washington.
He defeated Bobby Lashley in July, 2011 at IGF Genome 16.
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