The booking was first announced by Australian outlet WAtoday.com.au, and UFC officials later confirmed the booking.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven’t been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia (but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S.).
Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
“HD” Barry (8-6 MMA, 5-6 UFC) looks to rebound from a surprising June loss to Shawn Jordan, which ended via TKO in just 59 seconds. Prior to that loss, Barry had fought most recently in December 2012, when he earned a knockout win over Shane Del Rosario.
A fan-favorite, Barry has never earned back-to-back wins in the UFC. However, the former professional kickboxer has also fought to a decision just once in his 14-fight UFC career and is a two-time “Fight of the Night” winner for the promotion.
Meanwhile, Australian Palelei (19-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) made his UFC debut back in 2007 and suffered a TKO loss to Eddie Sanchez. It would take nearly six full years before “The Hulk” was invited back to the UFC, and only after he went 11-1 on the regional scene.
His return to the octagon wasn’t terribly memorable, as he gutted out a sloppy third-round TKO win over promotional newcomer Nikita Krylov. However after the fight, Palelei revealed he’d suffered a broken rib prior to the fight but was not willing to give up his chance to fight in the UFC.
(Pictured: Soa Palelei)view original article >>
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 110 event has added a pair of strawweights. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Neil Seery will enter the cage for the final time as part of July’s UFC Fight Night 113 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A heavyweight matchup between newcomer Junior Albini and veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to UFC on FOX 25.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Watch Nate Marquardt defeat C.B. Dollaway during their bout in December of 2015. Don't miss Marquardt take on Vitor Belfort at UFC 212. read news >>
The UFC’s summer return to Dallas is officially jam packed, with two bouts added to UFC 211, including one replacement, bringing the card to 14 fights total. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
July’s UFC Fight Night 113 lineup has a new bantamweight addition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will rematch at UFC 213 despite having fought little more than a year ago. read news >>
Set to face Jason Knight at UFC 211, featherweight Chas Skelly couldn’t be happier with the chance to count on massive presence from his hometown of Azle, Texas, at the Dallas card.Filed under: News, read news >>
Next month’s Invicta FC 23 event continues to grow with the addition of two more fights.Filed under: News read news >>
The UFC’s lineup for its return to Brazil in June continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>