Christian Bad News Baya
Current Rank
#2 Lightweight
179 CM / 5'10"
69.7 KG / 154 LBS
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Fighter Stats

Glory Record 4-1-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:41 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 3:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.44 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 9.83 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential -2.39 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 49.24% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 50: Chicago
Feb 16 2018
Decision - Unanimous
Win Samo Petje Glory 49: Redemption
Dec 09 2017
Win Massaro Glunder Glory 42: Paris
Jun 10 2017
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Anatoly Moiseev Glory 42: Paris
Jun 10 2017
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Josh Jauncey Glory 35: Nice
Nov 05 2016
Decision - Majority

Fighter Bio

Twitter Christian Bad News Baya

4-1-0 (1 KO) Angola

GLORY 35 Fighter of the Night

GLORY 42 Lightweight Contender Tournament Champion

Chris 'Bad News' Baya came into his GLORY 35 fight with Josh Jauncey on five day's notice, the third change of opponent that Jauncey had since being put on the GLORY 35 card. 

Initially Jauncey was set to face France's Dylan Salvador, then Salvador's replacement Serhiy Adamchuk, the latter pulling out when his brother was tragically killed back home in Ukraine.

Mike Passenier said at the time that Baya is one of those guys who is always ready and always fit. A string of stoppage wins on his record also testified to the power that Passenier said could end a fight at any moment.

What we saw from Baya in that fight was the classic forward-pressure, hands-and-low kick combination work that Mike's Gym fighters are known for. He was able to draw Jauncey into firefight and then made him pay for that by knocking him down in the second round.

Jauncey had to go all out in the third and he did, but it wasn't enough to tip the scores his way. Two judges scored it a draw, the other three had it for Baya and so he took a good name scalp in his debut.

“The gameplan was to throw bombs and that's what we did. I caught him with a few good punches and he wobbled, and that was it,” he said of his second round knockdown.

Since that debut, Baya has further proved his quality by winning a Lightweight Contender Tournament to put his name immediately into the contender mix in one of kickboxing’s toughest divisions.