We haven’t heard much from Daniel Barrera since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 6. Like Chris Lytle, Barrera is a firefighter but he is also an instructor at SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, TN.
Barrera lost to Ben Saunders at the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale by decision in December of ’07. That was his first professional MMA fight. Since then, Barrera has reeled off two straight victories, the most recent was on October 3, 2008 at Showcase of Strength in Shepardsville, KY.
Barrera will be stepping back into the cage on February 20th in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will face Robert “Iron Man” Thompson at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: RETRIBUTION. With the UFC scheduled to land in Nashville just two months later, MMA promotions are taking full advantage of the state’s legalization of the sport, which came in 2008.
Here’s the full line up for XFC 7: RETRIBUTION:
COREY ALEXANDER vs. DERRICK SHAFFER
STONY HALE vs. ANTHONY STEVENS
DUSTIN WALDEN vs. RICHARD “Welsh Warrior” BOYD
RYAN “Robinator” ROBINETTE vs. HORACIO “The Warrior” RODRIGUEZ
JOSH MUSICK vs. MONTRELL PARKER
DAN BARRERA vs. ROBERT “Ironman” THOMPSON
NATE JOLLY vs. JOHNNY CARONA
SHANE MATCHETTE vs. JULIO GALLEGOS
SCOTT PORTER vs. JOE HEINK
CHEVELLE “Fists of Steel” HALLBACK vs. TBA
OVINE ST. PREUX vs. CT “Louisville Hulk” TURNER
SCOTT “The Bear” BARRETT vs. CHAD CORVIN
XFC 7: RETRIBUTION takes place on February 20th 2009 as the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Address is: 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Suite 202. Knoxville, TN 37996. Phone number is: 65.974.0953
Doors Open: 6:30pm – Pre-fight entertainment starts at 7:15pm. Visit the XFC website at www.mmaxfc.com.