60-9-1 (35 KO)
Christian Bad News Baya
Current Rank
179 CM / 5'10"
Angola Angola
69.7 KG / 154 LBS
Social Media
Bad News

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 4-4-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:48 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 3:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 9 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 11.83 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential -2.83 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 51.63% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Marat Grigorian Glory 62: Rotterdam
Dec 08 2018
Decision - Split
Loss Tyjani Beztati Glory 59: Amsterdam
Sep 29 2018
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Loss Josh Jauncey Glory 54: Birmingham
Jun 02 2018
Decision - Split
Loss Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 50: Chicago
Feb 16 2018
Decision - Unanimous
Win Samo Petje Glory 49: Redemption
Dec 09 2017
01:26 of Round 1
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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

4-4-0 (1 KO) Angola

GLORY 35 Fighter of the Night

GLORY 42 Lightweight Contender Tournament Champion

Born in Germany but resident in the Netherlands from a young age, Chris ‘Bad News’ Baya fights under the flag of Angola, which is his mother’s home country.
These days Angola, the seventh-largest nation in Africa, is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. But when Baya’ mother left, it was wracked by civil war and upheaval.
Maybe fighting is in his blood. When he was a child, he was so boisterous and so loved scrapping with other boys, his parents nicknamed him ‘Tyson’.
Despite that, he wasn’t allowed to train in fight sports because his mother forbade it. It was only when he reached his teens that he was able to take matters into his own hands and begin covertly training in Muay Thai and kickboxing.
Baya is said by his team mates to be “a lightweight who hits like a heavyweight” and several GLORY opponents have testified in similar fashion.
He came into GLORY on a few days’ notice, accepting a late notice call up to face Josh Jauncey at GLORY 35 NICE. 
They had a war before he came away with the decision win; it was only afterwards that he noticed he had suffered a broken arm from a Jauncey kick at some point in the fight. 
These days he’s a contender in the GLORY lightweight division, a fighter in the aggressive, explosive style which is the trademark of Mike’s Gym, his home team.