A Mexican mixed martial artist, Henry Briones currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The young fighter is also well recognized by the name “Bure” which was nicknamed to him by his fans while he in high school, playing ice hockey.
Briones was born on 22nd October 1980, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, to Lupita Briones. His birth sign is Libra. Regarding his nationality, Briones is Mexican.
Briones began playing hockey in high school and remained a total of fourteen years in the sports. He attended college majoring in Computer Science Engineering but after three and a half years, Briones went in a different direction and started a law school.
After graduation, Briones worked at a law firm on weekdays as well as a waiter and bartender on weekends, before he stepped in MMA world.
In 1996, he started combat sport in his life after being compared to most of the MMA fighters. At the age of twenty-six, he began training MMA and joined ENTRAM gym.
In his first UFC fight at UFC 180, Briones took home $8000 show cash plus $8000 win bonus and $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, where Fabricio Werdum was paid the highest at the event and Mark Hunt earned the second most amount.
Then he consecutively lost his three UFC matches but earned $10,000, $12,500, and $12,500 from his second, third, and fourth UFC match respectively.
So far his total UFC earning is recorded to be $103,500.
Briones who is 5-foot-7-inches and 61 kg, has not revealed his exact his exacts figure of his salary and net worth, but looking at his career his net worth is assumed to be in six digit figure.
Before joining Ultimate Fighting Championship, Briones competed primarily in his native nation and recorded a 14-4-1.
Talking about his Ultimate Fighter career, Briones participated in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin American 1. He lost the fight via KO Upkick in the round two.
On 15th November 2014, Briones made his UFC debut against Guido Cannetti at UFC 180. He won his debut fight via submission rear-naked choke in the second round.
He next faced Cody Garbrandit 11th July 2015, at UFC 189, where he got defeated via unanimous decision. In the round three.
On 5th November 2016, Briones return to UFC to fight against Douglas Silva de Andrade at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson. He again lost the fight by TKO in the 3rd round.
Briones competed for UFC belt against Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno on 5th August 2017, where he faced loss by a kimura submission the round first.
On 19th May 2018, Briones is scheduled to face Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night 129.
Not only prosperous in professional life, the handsome hunk, Briones has a successful personal life too. Briones, age 37, is a happily married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his gorgeous girlfriend, Mely Cuen. The two share three baby boys together named Maddox Briones, Henry Briones, and Fenix Briones.
So far, there is no news and rumor regarding conflict, extra-marital affairs, and divorce in their marital relationship. Hence, the duo is having a blissful married life as well as is proud parents of their babies.