Biography(references)He was graphic designer and studied architecture in college briefly prior to fighting professionally in MMA. Barzola was a wrestler and never thought that he would become a professional fighter, due to money being scarce to pay for MMA lessons. He has enjoyed mixed martial arts from a young age, watching Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko on YouTube. He transitioned from wrestling to mixed martial arts when he was 22. After six months of training, he announced that he would one day fight in UFC where he was laughed at by his gym mates, and four years later he became the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2".
Fighter Trivia(references)Barzola's moniker "El Fuerte" means "The Fort / The Strong" in English and he considers himself as "The Fort of El Agustino" - a humble person who fights for his dream. Barzola appeared in the Reebok "Be More Human" Latin America advertising campaign. He is also a Christian, and nicknames himself "Guerrero de Cristo" , as this nickname is also written on a Peruvian flag that is usually shown in the cage.
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UFC: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 Lightweight Tournament Winner
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