UFC heavyweight Pat Barry may not have the most respectable record and has never strung together back-to-back wins inside the Octagon. However, he has remained one of the organization’s most popular competitors for the past few years thanks to his blend of personality and powerful striking.
Both characteristics were on display at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale when Barry broke opponent Shane Del Rosario in two and then broke down emotionally on the microphone after the victory, calling for a little more love in the world after Friday’s tragic events in Connecticut. Barry’s win came in the second round of his match-up with Del Rosario after catching him with some stiff shots including one blow so vicious “HD” walked away based on his correct assumption that the fight was over.
Barry’s performance netted him Knockout of the Night honors and an additional $40,000 on top of his regular salary.
Also announced at the post-event press conference, Submission of the Night and the attached cash were handed to T.J. Waldburger who rendered Nick Catone unconscious with a Triangle Choke, while the back-and-forth battle between flyweights Tim Elliott-Jared Papazian scored Fight of the Night with each man also getting an extra $40,000.
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