UFC on Versus 4: Cheick Kongo delivers KO of the Year candidate...

UFC on Versus 4: Cheick Kongo delivers KO of the Year candidate against Pat Barry


Octagon veteran Cheick Kongo came from behind against Pat Barry to deliver one of the most spectacular finishes in the history of Mixed Martial Arts.

Barry was in control during the first minutes of the fight, thanks to powerful kicks and good distance – timing management. Kongo responded with leg strikes of his own, but was unable to get in control against Barry. Towards the middle of Round 1, Pat Barry connected with a perfect combination that knocked down Cheick Kongo, but the referee Dan Miragliotta refused to stop the fight. Kongo managed to defend the attack, but found himself knocked down again after series of strikes from Pat Barry, and again Miragliotta let the fight continue.

Then, the unexpected happened. Cheick Kongo connected with right hook directly on Pat Barry’s ear. “HD” went off balance, as Kongo followed with a vicious uppercut that sent his opponent motionless down to the canvas. This time Dan Miraglitta stepped in to stop the action, in what was cleary one of the most spectacular and unexpected finishes in MMA history. Pat Barry was out cold, and needed a few good minutes to get back into our universe.

Cheick Kongo won KO of the Night an improved his MMA record to 16-6-2. What’s next for the Frenchman? Matt Mitrione, Travis Browne and Shane Carwin all look like an interesting options.

Photo: Francis Specker

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Vergina Vergina

    Fap worthy

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/bananaboy bananaboy

    ko of the year !!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BigNog22 BigNog22

    Holy Shit is the word for this fight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ninja Ninja

    Comeback of the Year for sure but KO of the Year still is Silva/Belfort imo but still Kongo KO was crazy to watch

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ultimatextreme Ultimatextreme

    KO/Comback of the FKN MMA HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    That was a beautiful comeback

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/AJY AJY

    Gawd Damn! Kongo!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/moots moots

    Kongo vs. Carwin or Mitrione next I hope. Barry vs. Morecraft?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/apocalypse123 apocalypse123

    The minute I saw Kongo drop, I thought he was out. He dropped again and I thought he was out for sure. He got up and Barry went after him and I thought this has got to be the end.

    And then I saw Kongo drop Barry, I was stunned. A very brutal ending. I never expected that. I still wish it had been Marquardt vs. Johnson but god damn did that main event deliver.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/doomsdayapex doomsdayapex

    Wow…. I’m speechless.

    Barry had that fight, Kongo was badly rocked.

    Damn! Kongo has some serious knock out power. Sweet Zombie Jesus!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/WeedLoveMMA WeedLoveMMA

    KO of the year Comeback of the century. I think thats the first time ive ever squelled like a scool girl in a fight. Legend …dary

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Rigo Rigo

    Amazing! Kongo got Knockdown twice! and he got KO during the fight!
    wake up somehow manage to stand up and KO Barry!!!
    Cheick the Zombie Kongo!
    Amazing comeback!!!!!!!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ultimatextreme Ultimatextreme

    judgings from the situation that was the Ko of MMa history. Specialy because they were heavy weights and Barry landed some huge shots after he droped him the first time.

    You guys have no idea what it takes to actually swing and hit someone when you are hurt. Its like going from being silver to being ultra smashed drunk in seconds. Amazing!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JaaaacKo5 JaaaacKo5

    nah duh genius ^

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Kevin Kevin

    Great toe to toe tilt, that is how a fight should be reffed.

    Both guys are studs in the UFC regardless of who won

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dudenicecock dudenicecock

    that was so exciting! but still im a little dissapointed, barry is one of my favorite fighters and he virtually had that fight on lock. he looked great before the KO, his hands were as fast as ever and he obviously had some nice timing. but i guess that what makes this sport so exciting, yolu never know whats gonna happen.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Jaypak Jaypak

    I still say Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg 2 is still best comeback in mma history, but it is definitely up there.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Courtes Courtes

    i cam imagene barry feels robbed by himself, lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/en09si en09si

    Surely Kongo’s nickname must be ‘The Zombie’ now

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMAW MMAW

    hats off to Kongo, i had Barry to win this fight

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

    Kongo looked out, fighters instince and a mindset which is used to being pushed beyond its physical limits is what provided him the opportunity to connect. I think it was Jack Dempsey who said that a Champion gets up even when he can’t. I don’t believe Kongo has what it takes to be champion but he has obviously earned his place within the upper ranks.

    Would love to see how Matt Mitrione handles the challenge of Kongo.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeyboardContender Keyboard Contender

    havent seen a comeback like that since Mike russos Ko of Todd Duffee

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMAW MMAW

    There’s that statistic that Kongo has one of the most highest strike percentages in accuracy in the UFC. That accuracy is what won him the fight. perfect and on point with those 2 strikes.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMAW MMAW

    i saw that one live at the MGM. myself and everyone around me just stood up in aww. most memorable moment of 114

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Loboplomo Loboplomo

    beautiful comeback goddamn!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Nik_Hulstein Nik_Hulstein

    my adrenaline was so high when i saw that

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ultimatextreme Ultimatextreme


  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/kevinowns kevinowns

    haha yeahhh

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MAMBA24ILL MAMBA24ILL

    Kongo-Mir II. j/k