Soa Palelei Prepares For Pat Barry

Soa Palelei Prepares For Pat Barry


Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is probably not a guy that his opponents like to see angry. Like the Marvel Comic character, Palelei is used to smashing and destroying everything and anything that stands in his way.

The 6’4”, 265 pound Australian, has a career record of 19 & 3, is on a nine fight winning streak (1 & 0 UFC) and has finished every fight that he’s been in; 100% finishing rate.

The Hulk likes to take his victories on the feet, with 15 of his wins coming by way of either TKO or KO, and will stand a significant test to his December 7th, Ultimate Fight Night 33 opponent, Pat “HD” Barry.

As is the case with most of his fights, “Hype or Die” will be going into the fight the shorter, smaller man and giving up five inches in reach advantage to Palelei. However and as all fans know, height, size and reach disadvantages have never stopped Barry from KO’ing an opponent.

All things considered, the Brisbane, Australia card looks to be eminently entertaining, and one that carries with it a number of marquee names. The top of the card match between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Mark “”The Super Samoan” Hunt is a definite must see for fans, as the big Brazilian will be putting his (number four) heavyweight division ranking on the line, against Hunt. If the Super Samoan can take home the win, he should experience the same rankings bounce that Robbie Lawler got from beating Rory MacDonald this past weekend, shooting up the heavyweight ranks to replace Bigfoot at number four.

All in all, fans should get their money’s worth out of this free event.

Video courtesy of Soa Palelei

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  • enjoylife321

    @Brian…I bought tickets to this event before I knew what the card was and let me say that its turning out to be a cracker of a card….I suspect we will see some big KOs on this card for sure. Its definetly one of the better fight night cards. Tickets are almost sold out

    • Brian Cox

      321, that's so cool you're going.

      It really does look like a good card and it has a number of bruisers on it. You should easily see a couple of knockouts in the main.

      You should take some pictures and post about the event. Sadly, I've never seen a live card, myself.

      Hey, if you get a chance to say hello to Mark Hunt, please say hello from me. I love that guy. It would be such a blast to meet him.

      Good for you, man. I wish I could go with you. :-(

      • enjoylife321

        @Brian….This is the first time the UFC have come to my home city so I couldn't miss it. Its also my first event live…Dana has been hyping how good events are live so its been killing me not to attend one live…UFC came to Sydney before which is 1000k/m from Brisbane and when they come to gold coast I was away and couldn't make it. So finally I get my chance. I'll let you know whether I get my $250 worth.

        • Brian Cox

          I keep forgetting how huge Australia is, in terms of its size.

          Yeah, I'm waiting for the UFC to make its way to the East Coast of Canada. I'm rooting large for TJ Grant to be the excuse that makes that happen.

          I'm sure you'll get your money's worth.

          As it's your fist experience, you should write about it. Did it live up to it? Sadly, I think to get the full effect fans have to travel to Vegas to catch a card. There's just something about the UFC and that town, that works or seems exciting. It's a great combination.

          I hope you get to make it to all the pre-fight fan stuff; mix and mingle with the fighters.

          Enjoy, Enjoy. :-)

          • enjoylife321

            Hey Brian, I don't know if you are aware but the UFc have this thing called Ultimate fan experience where fans get section 1 seating, backstage pass, weigh ins pass, post fight press pass and its like $750-$1500…Its on UFC web site under ticketing..

          • Brian Cox

            Writing about the stuff, it would all be great. I'd love to do five questions with any of the fighters…and I'd love to do five with Dana.


    When I saw HD was fighting The Hulk, I thought why the F is he fighting Mike Easton?!