shawn-jordanPat Barry and Shawn Jordan promised to kick off the UFC 161 main card on Saturday night in Winnipeg with a knockout, and they delivered.

All smiles before the fight, and all hugs after, the two heavyweight friends engaged from the opening bell.

Barry started things off with a high kick and followed that a short time later with a straight right hand, but that would be the end of his attacks, as Jordan didn’t give him any other opportunities.

Jordan leapt at Barry, landing a right uppercut that dazed him. He followed that with another uppercut, and then blitzed him with punches until Barry fell to the mat, covering up.

Jordan jack-hammered Barry’s head with left hands until the referee stopped the fight just 59 seconds into the opening round.

It was a bittersweet victory for Jordan, considering that Barry is a good friend of his, but it gave him back-to-back wins for the first time during his UFC tenure.

“Everybody else has normal jobs you have to work every day. We’re friends, but this is a job,” said Jordan after the fight. “This is a huge victory. It’s bittersweet because it’s Pat.”

Jordan’s professional record improved to 15-4 with the victory, and more importantly, finally gave him some momentum to build off of as he attempts to climb the heavyweight ranks.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 88 Video: Weigh-In Altercation Between Renan Barao and Jeremy Stephens

  • 27 days ago
  • 56 views

Former bantamweight champion Renan Barao makes his UFC featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens on Sunday, and the two got into a shoving match during the official weigh-in. read news >>

UFC 199 Countdown Video: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2

  • 23 days ago
  • 79 views

Luke Rockhold makes his first title defense, as Michael Bisping gets his long-awaited shot at the belt. UFC 199 Countdown takes you inside the lives and training camps. read news >>

Bisping makes big gains in new rankings

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

Considering the road he’s been on to the top, it’s hard to think that anybody could have envisioned Michael Bisping cracking the Top 15 of the pound-for-pound rankings. But as Bisping proved at UFC 1 read news >>

Muhammad Makes Debut against Jouban in July

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

Unbeaten as a pro, Chicago's Belal Muhammad will make his Octagon debut on July 7 in Las Vegas when he faces Alan Jouban in a welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

Conor McGregor Makes Forbes Top 100 Highest-Paid Athletes List

  • 16 days ago
  • 103 views

Forbes published their top 100 hihest-paid athletes in the world list this week and it included one mixed martial artist, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. read news >>

Undefeated Jonathan Meunier Replaces Teammate, Makes Debut at UFC Ottawa

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

Unbeaten Canadian prospect Jonathan Meunier will replace his injured Tristar teammate Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 89 against Colby Covington. It will be Meunier's promotional debut. UFC officials read news >>

The Beaten Path: Middleweight Prospect Phil Hawes Makes a Powerful Sales Pitch

  • 11 days ago
  • 11 views

Aluminum siding salesmen, take note. This is how you close a deal. It takes guts to be an MMA fighter. Knocking on the door of the sport’s most high-profile gym, essentially as a stranger, with nothi read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

  • 10 days ago
  • 38 views

The UFC makes its first trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, this Saturday with an excellent Fight Night offering on Fox Sports 1. In the main event, former title contender Rory MacDonald makes his retur read news >>

Anthony Pettis Makes Featherweight Debut Versus Charles Oliveira at UFC Vancouver

  • 10 days ago
  • 36 views

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his featherweight debut opposite Charles Oliveira when the UFC returns to Vancouver. read news >>

Will Brooks makes UFC debut on July 8

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

Highly-regarded lightweight Will Brooks will make his Octagon debut on Friday, July 8, as he faces Ross Pearson on the TUF 23 Finale card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>