Cheick Kongo will return against Pat Barry on June 26. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com


UFC heavyweights Pat Barry and Cheick Kongo have agreed to square off on June 26 as part of the promotion’s fourth live event for cable network Versus.

Sherdog.com has confirmed the matchup with a source close to the bout, for which agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. MMAWeekly.com first reported the fight on Monday.

The UFC recently announced the date for UFC Live 4, though no location or venue has been revealed.

A former kickboxer with roots in sanshou, Barry has racked up a 6-2 record since making the switch to mixed martial arts in May 2008. The 31-year-old New Orleans native currently resides in Milwaukee, where he trains with fellow standup stylist Duke Roufus’ Roufusport camp. Against Kongo, “HD” will look for his first two-fight Octagon win streak; on Jan. 22, he took a unanimous decision over Joey Beltran at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2.”

Kongo, 35, comes off a unanimous draw with Travis Browne at October’s UFC 120. The stalemate was the result of Kongo being docked a point in the third round for repeatedly grabbing Browne’s shorts. Prior to that outcome, the Frenchman snapped a two-fight losing skid by forcing Paul Buentello to submit to strikes in their March 2010 meeting at UFC Live 1. Kongo, who will celebrate 10 years as a professional MMA fighter in June, has been with the UFC for nearly five years, amassing a record of 8-4-1 in that time.

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