Chris Barnett to Battle Travis Wiuff at Aug.23rd IGF
By FCF Staff
Rising heavyweight Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett is headed to Japan to battle established vet Travis Wiuff.
The bout will be part of the August 23rd, Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) event in Tokyo, Japan.
“I’m super excited for this opportunity to take my career to the next level,” the 5’9, 265 pound Barnett was quoted saying in a press release. “I’ve got a new nickname, a new management team, some new tricks for my opponents and a whole new outlook on my future, and I can’t wait to show Mr. Inoki and the Japanese fans what Huggy Bear is all about.”
Barnett (9-1) will be looking to extend a four fight win streak, which most recently saw him stop Richard White in May.
Wiuff (71-18), meanwhile, has won three in a row since he was KO’d by Mike Kyle in May, 2013.
The IGF card will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mirko “Cro Cop” and decorated Judoka, Satoshi Ishii.