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Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran added to January 22nd UFC event

It appears affable heavyweight Pat Barry is poised to make his return to the Octagon in early 2011 after breaking a hand and foot in a loss to Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at UFC 115 this past June.

The hard-hitting Louisianan announced today via his Twitter page that he will be fighting fellow striker Joey Beltran on January 22nd at the UFC’s upcoming “Fight for the Troops” event scheduled to take place at Fort Hood in Texas.

Based on both individuals’ previous performances it seems safe to assume grappling should be a non-existent discipline when Barry and Beltran battle in the cage, as the 12-4 “Mexicutioner” has earned ten of his wins by way of TKO with Barry notching all five of his career victories in the same manner.

Their fight rounds out what should be an excellent line-up come showtime, as a headlining bout between lightweight contenders Ken Florian and Evan Dunham is scheduled for the card, as is a scrap between Melvin Guillard and Yves Edwards in addition to match-ups featuring Mike Swick and Matt Mitrione.

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