UFC on Versus 4 Results: Cheick Kongo Comes From Behind, KO’s Pat Barry

June 26, 2011
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Cheick Kongo looked as though he was finished in his UFC on Versus 4 main event against Pat Barry, but the Frenchman landed a right uppercut that sealed the deal for the win.

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo

Kongo, although he had been hit with several power shots before the finish, landed a perfect right hand to get the knockout in the first round.

The fight between two known strikers had both trading leg kicks for the opening round. Both remained very patient, looking for the right moment to strike. Within the blink of an eye, Barry landed an overhand-right that dropped Kongo. He looked out, but the referee allowed the fight to continue. Kongo miraculously recovered, eating a second power shot from Barry before backing up against the cage looking dazed. Just then, Barry charged in and Kongo threw a right upper cut that knocked Barry out cold.

Just like that, Cheick Kongo was on the brink of destruction, but ended up knocking out his opponent in a sensational comeback. The stoppage came at 2:39 of the first round.

“After the huge time off (because of) injuries, I’m very happy,” Kongo said following the incredible knockout win. “It was perfect.”

Kongo’s win comes after he spent several months recovering from an injury. With the win, he’s victorious in two of his last three outings, while Barry is 1-2 in his last three.

  • armendo420

    lol loved it!!! it did look like it should have been stopped!!, but the ref didnt think so!!! lol i knew it was gunna be a knockout but damn!! barrys leg cro cop’d

  • ShockednAwed

    It almost looks, in the replay too, like Dan’s stepping in to stop it, his arms ready in the wave position, the second time Barry knocks Kongo down… I was thinking if Pat walks away at that point, the ref’s forced into continuting his motion, and Barry wins. But instead, he knocked the sense back into him, and look what happened! Great finish, either way. 😀

  • wonggfan

    Barry will be released by the UFC within a year.

    Mitrione vs Kongo next!

    • Homeless

      That would be a great fight; I’m really starting to be a fan of meathead…….