TUF 16 Finale Results: Pat Barry Flattens Del Rosario; Sends Message After Tragedy in Connecticut


Pat Barry TUF 16 FinalePat Barry is a “go big or go home” kind of fighter, and it certainly paid off on Saturday night.

The former K-1 kickboxer has been known for his devastating finishing power, but with a 1-3 record in recent fights, Barry needed to come out swinging against Shane Del Rosario at the TUF 16 finale.

In the early going things got dicey for Barry when Del Rosario revealed his strategy by gunning for the takedown early and often when the fight started.

The work paid off as Del Rosario eventually got the fight to the mat, and started to work for submissions.

The former Strikeforce heavyweight seemed like he had Barry in a bad spot as he locked up a rear naked choke, but with only his arms wrapped around his opponent’s neck with no legs locked in for a base, it was a matter of time before he slipped off. To his credit, Del Rosario transitioned to an armbar, and then an omo plata before Barry finally slipped out once and for all.

Del Rosario was clearly up one round to none, but that didn’t matter after just a few seconds expired in the second round.

Barry came out swinging in round two, clipping Del Rosario with a big left hook and sending the former Muay Thai champion lumbering towards the cage.

Smelling the blood in the water, Barry swarmed his opponent with punches, and after a flurry of shots he landed a beautifully timed right hook that sent Del Rosario crashing to the mat.

“I told you since day one I’m throwing heat or I’m throwing nothing. I’m either going to win all the way or I’m losing all the way, there’s no in between,” said Barry after the knockout.

As big as a win as this was for Barry, he didn’t want the spotlight to be on him when the fight was over and UFC commentator Joe Rogan put a microphone in front of his face. Instead, Barry sent a message out to everyone after the tragic shooting that took place in Connecticut yesterday.

“I woke up yesterday to the worst text message I ever got about the incident yesterday,” said Barry. “If you’ve got kids, hug them as if it’s the last day, hug your parents, go hug your best friends, and if you have any beef with anybody from over 10 years ago that’s over nothing, tell them you’re sorry and you love them because you never know what’s going to happen.”

Sometimes there are things much, much bigger than fighting and Barry deserves absolute credit for acknowledging that and sending such a powerful message in his post fight speech.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

Welcome to episode 116 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Quite a weekend in mixed martial arts, wasn't it? Top prospects stood out at RFA 21 and Invicta 10, but the real action took place at read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s TUF 20 Finale event, and you can get live play-by-play and official results here beginning at approximately 6 p.m. ET.Filed under: N read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 15 views

LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s TUF 20 Finale fighter weigh-ins. Get the text results inside. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 30 views

Former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry has no trouble recalling the first time he realized that his fiancee, upcoming UFC title challenger Rose Namajunas, might be a special fighter.Filed under: Featured, read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

History will be made this weekend in Las Vegas when the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion is crowned at The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale Friday night. Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza survive read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game. Out of nowhere, this tiny waif of a girl, who is now competing f read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will soon welcome its newest champion. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

The 22 fighters competing on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale officially weighed in on Thursday in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 58 views

MMA Fighting has the TUF 20 Finale results for the Esparza vs. Namajunas fight card Dec. 12 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.In the main event, Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas will compe read news >>

Jump to: