Henry Briones Biography

( 1980 - )
March 19, 2018
First published on:March 19, 2018
Henry Briones Biography

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Date of Birth: 1980 October 22
Age:37 years old
Birth Nation: Mexico
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
occupationMMA Fighter
nationalityMexican
spouseMely Cuen
educationLaw degree
place_of_birthTijuana Baja California, Mexico
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Henry "Bure" Briones is a Mexican mixed martial artist who is currently fighting in Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). He has been active in his career since 2007. He has a record of 16 wins, seven losses, and a draw. 

 

Besides having a good career, Briones is also a family man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend Mely Cuen, and they share three children together. To know more about Henry Briones career, net worth, personal life, keep scrolling.

Henry Briones Early Life and Education

Henry Briones was born as Enrique Briones on October 22, 1980, in Tijuana Baja California, Mexico. His mother is Lupita Briones who he considers to be his inspiration. 

[ CAPTION: Henry Briones ][ SOURCE: MMA-Core ]

Before starting a UFC career, Briones played hockey in high school and dedicated his fourteen years to the sport. Briones was nicknamed "Bure" by his hockey fans since they saw the similarities between him and Russian ice hockey player Pavel Bure. Briones decided to keep this nickname as he moved forward with his UFC career to honor his hockey fans.

Briones studied Computer Science Engineering in college. However, he had to start law school due to change in the direction of his life. Furthermore, he worked at a law firm on weekdays and as a bartender on weekends to make ends meet. Briones began fighting much later in his life when he joined ENTRAM gym at the age of 26.

Henry Briones' Career

Prior to joining UFC, Briones fought primary in the Mexico circuit. Later, he participated in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, an installment of UFC. However, he lost to Marlon Vera in the quarter-final round and failed to be selected as a contestant on the show.

[ CAPTION: Henry Briones Vs. Coby Garbrandt ][ SOURCE: Mixed Martial Arts ]

Briones won the title of Cage Gladiators Lightweight Champion in 2010 against Joe Gustina. Briones made his promotional debut at UFC on November 15, 2014, against Guido Cannetti at UFC 180 in Mexico City. He won the bout via rear-naked choke in round two. He then faced Cody Garbarndt on July 11, 2015, at UFC 189 and lost the fight by a unanimous decision.

YouTube:  Henry Briones Vs. Guido Cannetti 

Briones was scheduled to face Brad Pickett on February 27, 2016. However, he pulled out from the fight citing injury. Since then the fight between them has been rescheduled three times, and they are yet to combat. Briones faced Rani Yahya on August 5, 2017, but lost the fight via kimura submission in the first round. He is expected to face Frankie Saenz on May 19, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 129.

Henry Briones' Personal life

Henry Briones is married to Mely Cuen. The two started dating back at 2014. Mely Cuen is also involved in Brazillian jiu-jitsu. The two got engaged in 2016 and then married soon after. They are blessed with three boys: Henry Briones, Fenix Briones, and Maddox Briones. 

Briones loves spending time with his family. He prioritizes his children, and he is a proud father. Briones has a successful career and a supportive family.

Henry Briones' Net worth

Henry Briones' exact net worth is not known yet. However, he has total career earnings of $103,500. Briones managed to earn $10,000 in UFC 189. 

[ CAPTION: Henry Briones getting out of his car with his children ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Furthermore, Briones owns a home in Mexico. The house is cozy and shelters his beautiful family. He also owns a Chevrolet Camaro which is priced around $26,700. 

March 19, 2018
First published on:March 19, 2018
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