Heading into his bout against Christian Morecraft on January 20, Pat Barry had put together a UFC record of 3-4, never putting together two wins in a row. Barry never failed to deliver an exciting fight, even when he lost two in a row to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve.
The fight against Morecraft looked like it would end with a third straight loss when Barry was caught in an armbar, but he slipped free, showing some solid submission defense and when the fight went back to standing he caught Morecraft with a solid left that put the taller fighter to sleep. The win earned the pair “Fight of the Night” Honors.
Lavar Johnson was riding a two fight losing streak of his own when he made his UFC debut on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 2. Johnson was matched up against Joey Beltran and he wasted little time in showing the amount of power he had in his hand, knocking Beltran out before the conclusion of the first round. The loss was the first knockout loss in Beltran’s professional career and it gave Johnson the “Knockout of the Night” bonus.
The two powerful strikers are now set to face off at UFC on FOX 3, which will take place on May 5 from East Rutherford, New Jersey’s Izod Center.
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Photo: Pat Barry, right, fights Antoni Hardonk at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker