It was a wild-and-wooly one round heavyweight bout that had to satisfy the cravings of the most rock 'em sock 'em robots violence nut out there. Cheick Kongo survived at least three apparent kill shots from Pat Barry then suddenly came back to stop Barry with a pair of right hands that sent Barry to the mat out cold.
Kongo took no chances and followed Barry down for a few more punches to the face before referee Dan Miragliotta finally jumped in to stop the carnage.
UFC on Versus 4 results: Cheick Kongo defeated Pat Barry by strikes (KO) at 2:39 of round 1.
UFC on Versus 4 results: Cheick Kongo defeated Pat Barry by strikes (KO) at 2:39 of round 1.Barry, a kickboxer with a bit of a K-1 career, surprised Kongo by attempting to take him down to the ground in the first exchange of the fight. After that, Kongo was landing leg kicks and it took Barry a bit of time to find his range. When Barry did catch Kongo with a sweeping right hand that caught the Frenchman on the top of the head and dropped him. He followed Kongo down but Kongo survived that exchange. Then Barry hurt him again on the feet and again Kongo survived.
Barry abandoned any sense of caution or self-preservation and charged in with his hands down low at his sides. Kongo seized the opportunity for one of the most amazing come backs in recent MMA. Two hard right hands caught Barry on the side of his head and the second one finished him.