It looks like Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson won’t be the only two heavyweights facing off at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, as a fight between finishers Pat Barry and Shane del Rosario has been linked to the December 15 lineup. Barry has scored strike-based stoppages against six of the seven opponents he’s beaten in the ring, while Del Rosario is a perfect eleven-for-eleven in that department.
News of the match-up was first reported by MMAJunkie.
Barry, one of the coaches on TUF 16 helping Team Carwin, is in serious need of a win after dropping three of his last four fights including a TKO loss to Lavar Johnson in May. He holds an overall record of 7-5 with notable victories over Christian Morecraft and Joey Beltran.
The upcoming bout will mark Del Rosario’s second rumble in the Octagon after suffering a stumble in his UFC debut. Prior to joining the organization he’d won all eleven of his fights including an opening round submission of Johnson while under the Strikeforce banner.
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