Barry, Kongo Cleared for UFC Live 4


Nate Marquardt’s unexpected, last-minute withdrawal from a scheduled main event against Rick Story leaves two heavyweights in the spotlight.

Patrick Barry (Pictured, File Photo) tipped the scales at 243 pounds for his matchup with French kickboxer Cheick Kongo (234.4) in the revised UFC Live 4 headliner on Sunday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The six other men slated for duty on the main card -- including Story (170.4) and Marquardt’s replacement, Charlie Brenneman (170.6) -- also met their mandatory weight requirements at Saturday’s official weigh-in.

Marquardt was not cleared to fight for reasons that were not immediately known. The former middleweight King of Pancrase was primed for his drop to the 170-pound division.

UFC Live 4 -- which airs live on the Versus network at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT -- also features a welterweight matchup pitting “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Matt Brown (170) against John Howard (170.2) and a heavyweight duel pairing the undefeated Matt Mitrione (261.1) with Christian Morecraft (261.4). The seven preliminary bouts will be streamed on the UFC’s Facebook page at 4:55 p.m. ET/1:55 p.m. PT: Tyson Griffin (145.8) vs. Manny Gamburyan (145.8), Joe Stevenson (146) vs. Javier Vazquez (145.8), Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Curt Warburton (155.6), Daniel Roberts (170.6) vs. Rich Attonito (170), Charles Oliveira (153.8) vs. Nik Lentz (155.6), Ricardo Lamas (145.4) vs. Matt Grice (145.2) and Michael Johnson (155.2) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155.4).

UFC Live 4 “Barry vs. Kongo”
Sunday, June 26
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh

Patrick Barry (243) vs. Cheick Kongo (234.4)
John Howard (170.2) vs. Matt Brown (170)
Matt Mitrione (261.1) vs. Christian Morecraft (261.4)
Rick Story (170.4) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.6)
Tyson Griffin (145.8) vs. Manny Gamburyan (145.8)
Joe Stevenson (146) vs. Javier Vazquez (145.8)
Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Curt Warburton (155.6)
Daniel Roberts (170.6) vs. Rich Attonito (170)
Charles Oliveira (153.8) vs. Nik Lentz (155.6)
Ricardo Lamas (145.4) vs. Matt Grice (145.2)
Michael Johnson (155.2) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155.4)

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