UFC on Versus 4 Weigh-in Results; Marquardt Out, Barry and Kongo Official for Main Event

June 25, 2011
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Pat Barry and Cheick Kongo

Pat Barry and Cheick Kongo

PITTSBURGH – UFC on Versus 4 was dealt a serious blow on Saturday when main event fighter Nate Marquardt did not pass medical clearance for his fight and had to be pulled from the fight card.

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry and Cheick Kongo has been bumped up from its co-main event slot into the headlining position. As heavyweights, both fighters easily passed muster on the scale.

Rick Story was dropped down into the co-main event slot to face AMA fighter Chris Brenneman, who steps in literally at the last minute. Even with the late notice, Brenneman easily made weight.

The preliminary card features two high-profile featherweight bouts, with Tyson Griffin making his first drop down to 145 pounds to face Manny Gamburyan. Joe Stevenson is also making his featherweight debut in a tough bout against Javier Vazquez.

The main card will air live on Versus on Sunday night, while all eight preliminary bouts will stream live on the UFC’s Facebook page.

Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Pat Barry (243) vs. Cheick Kongo (234.4)
-Rick Story (170.4) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.6)
-John Howard (170.2) vs. Matt Brown (170)
-Matt Mitrione (261.1) vs. Christian Morecraft (261.4)

Preliminary Bouts (On Facebook):
-Tyson Griffin (145.8) vs. Manny Gamburyan (145.8)
-Joe Stevenson (146) vs. Javier Vazquez (145.8)
-Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Curt Warburton (155.6)
-Rich Attonito (170) vs. Daniel Roberts (170.6)
-Nik Lentz (155.6) vs. Charles Oliveira (153.8)
-Matt Grice (145.2) vs. Ricardo Lamas (145.4)
-Michael Johnson (155.2) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155.4)

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    Dana just cut Marquardt from the UFC.

    Here’s the link to Jon Morgan’s twitter, he has a video of Dana saying Nate is gone: http://twitter.com/#!/MMAjunkieJohn/status/84727070562848768

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    Direct link to the video: http://www.tout.com/nsphwl

  • youdosuck

    Charlie isn’t ready for Rick. Well this is his moment, he needs to take advantage of it.

  • Darren2112

    I bet Dana is going to give an inspired F-Bomb pep talk to all the fighters on the card tonight. Now I’m really looking forward to seeing these fights!

    The last few MMA cards I’ve been watching the past few weeks have all been a little weak. I’m hoping for good fights tonight.

    • Darren2112

      Actually Bellator 46 yesterday was pretty good…