Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Kyron “Bullseye” Bowen.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 4, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
The event takes place on Tuesday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Kyron Bowen
NICKNAME: Kyron “Bullseye” Bowen
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 26 years old – 12/22/93
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Springfield, IL
FIGHTING OUT OF: Fort Smith, AR
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Kickboxing / Jiu-Jitsu
TRAINER: Brian Foster / Marc Fiore
STRENGTHS: Creative and a threat everywhere
TRAINING: Sun up ‘til sundown. It’s a lifestyle
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 9-4
Thoughts on opponent, Collin Huckbody? Respectable guy from what I’ve seen. Don’t know much besides him preferring to grab people as opposed to punching them.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started seriously training with I was 17. I got kicked out of school for some BS and found myself living right behind a dojo with my family.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in BJJ under Sandro Sampaio. Held 185- pound title in St. Louis. Held a 170-pound title in Arkansas.
Do you have any heroes? I’m the hero of my own story. I have a great team, though.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC would mean
everything. It would plant the seeds to change my life.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a few restaurants
- Favorite grappling technique: RNC
- Favorite Striking technique: Jab
- Twitter account name: @KyronBowen
- Facebook account: @kyronbowenmartialarts
- Instagram account: @kyronbowenmma
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2017
- On seven-fight winning streak
- Five wins by KO, four by submission (Guillotine, armbar, undisclosed choke, undisclosed submission
- Four first round finishes