Massachusetts native Barrett ready to impress in UFC debut.
The Cage Titans fan favorite back on the regional scene, ‘Slippery Pete’ Barrett is scheduled to make his long awaited debut on August 8th. Barrett was previously scheduled to make his debut in April of 2020 but the pandemic put that to rest. Barrett was excited to finally get official word that he would be making the walk.
“I feel great, It felt great to get that call” Barrett told MyMMAnews. “I knew they were looking for guys and I knew I’d be making my debut this summer. I knew once I was in fight shape it was going to happen.”
Barrett is set to face off against Steve Garcia at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Garcia is coming off a debut loss to Luis Pena in February. Garcia previously held a four fight win streak, including during the 2019 Contender Series which also featured Pete Barrett.
“He’s going to sleep. He missed weight two of his last three fights, he gasses in the first round” Barrett told MyMMANews. “He is predictable unpredictable. He doesn’t check kicks, you guys are in for some insane Muay Thai, some savage elbows.”
Barrett has been confident his whole career, and rightfully so. A winner of his first 7 professional fights, six of which came in round 1. Barrett was a star with Cage Titans, a local promotion out of Plymouth, Mass. Cage Titans has had a surge of UFC talent recently and the New England scene has been pushing out talent. Barrett believes that no one does it better than Cage Titans.
“Mike Polvere [Cage Titans Owner] does it right” Barrett exclaimed. “He started fighting when he was younger, saw how sleezy promoters can be, Mike wanted to do it better and he has done an amazing job with Titans.”
Barrett is coming off his impressive Contender Series victory over former undefeated Sang Hoon Yoo. While it has been nearly a year since his last fight, Barrett is not only excited to enter the cage but to do so as a UFC fighter for the first time in his career.
“I wanted on the Boston card right after Contender Series, it didn’t work out. I had to have some discipline and I’m ready to finally get in there” Barrett told MyMMANews. “Patience is a virtue, I’m itching now, to get in there to catch my first head.”
Peter Barrett steps into the famed Octagon for his UFC debut on August 8th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. His opponent is a fellow Contender Series alum, Steve Garcia, tune in August 8th for the excitement that Slippery Pete is promising.