Ian Machado Garry, also known as “The Future”, secured another victory in his mixed martial arts career last Saturday night at UFC 285 in Las Vegas.
Despite being knocked down in the first round, the Irish professional mixed martial artist won the bout against Song Kenan via technical knockout in the third round, making it his eleventh win in eleven matches. Garry’s remarkable performance has not only maintained his unblemished record but has also proved why he is one of the most exciting prospects in the sport.
In his post-fight interviews, Garry credited his success to his training and his willingness to learn from the best in the sport. He even spoke to legendary fighter Jon Jones recently and is taking inspiration from him.
“I’m on my way to being a world champion. I’m learning, I’m growing, I’m taking everybody out on the way,” Garry said. “I’m telling you now in the next couple of years I’m having a belt wrapped around my waist.”Ian Machado Garry – UFC Welterweight
In another post-fight interview with Laura Sanco, Garry said that he was clinical, long, and precise and that he was happy with his performance. He mentioned that he was always looking for perfection and that he was already thinking about the things he needed to work on to grow. He also praised Conor McGregor for inspiring him to be in the sport and expressed his love and respect for him.
When asked about the Miami card in five weeks, Garry said he was uninjured and unscathed and wanted to fight. He hoped to be on the Miami card and said he had spoken to Sean Shelby before the fight, who indicated that they would talk if he got the job done.
Garry’s impressive record now stands at 11-0, and he’s eager to keep the momentum going. He’s even calling for a spot on the Miami card in five weeks, where he hopes to continue his unbeaten streak.
Garry’s background in martial arts began when he started training in boxing at the age of 10. He later tried Judo after being inspired by Conor McGregor’s success in MMA in Ireland.
Garry became a black belt in Judo at 18 and soon after, he began his journey into MMA. He debuted as an amateur at the age of 19 and turned professional at 21.
Prior to his UFC career, Garry was a Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion, where he accumulated five wins before taking on Jack Grant for the title, which he won via unanimous decision.
In November 2021, Garry made his promotional debut at UFC 268, where he scored a first-round knockout win against Jordan Williams. Since then, he has faced Darian Weeks and Gabriel Green, both of which he won.
Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weighing 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb), Garry is known for his boxing and Judo style. He is a black belt in Judo and fights out of Kill Cliff FC in Ireland. Aside from his remarkable skills in the Octagon.
Garry’s win at UFC 285 has solidified his status as a top contender in the Welterweight division, and fans are looking forward to his future fights. With an impressive record of 11 wins and no losses.