Dean Barry | UAE Warriors

Irish MMA prospect and multiple-time kickboxing champion Dean Barry has joined the UFC roster.

Barry’s management team SuckerPunch Entertainment announced the signing Tuesday via Instagram, following an initial report by

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Having won kickboxing competitions in Europe and across the globe, Barry made the transition to MMA in 2017 winning his debut against Thomas Thatcher by first-round TKO at a Shamrock FC show in Kansas City, Mo. He is 3-1 in MMA so far, most recently recording a spectacular first-round KO of Abdulla Al Bousheiri at UAE Warriors 13 this past September.

What a shot. Dean "The Sniper" Barry crushes Abdulla Al Bousheiri with a left hook. KO1 #UAEWarriors13

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 25, 2020

Barry, 28, is currently training at Straight Blast Gym Charlestown under the tutelage of decorated MMA coach Owen Roddy.

 @suckerpunchent, Instagram Dean Barry and Owen Roddy

It is not yet known when Barry will make his UFC debut or what weight class he will be competing in, but his recent bouts have taken place at 155 pounds.