PATRICK BARRY CRUSHES SHANE DEL ROSARIO WITH KO IN SECONDPosted by: admin / Category: Uncategorized
After being in plenty of trouble on the ground against Shane Del Rosario in the first round, Barry changed things up, and did so in a hurry in the second, notching a devastating knockout just 26 seconds into the round.
The heavyweight bout was part of the main card of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It aired on FX following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Both fighters worked kicks early, not surprisingly, before the taller Del Rosario tied Barry up and muscled him to the fence. The two traded better position on the fence with del Rosario looking for knees and Barry hoping to throw Del Rosario off. Midway through the frame, he finally did and the two went back to trading in the middle.
Around the 2-minute mark, Del Rosario shot for a takedown and eventually got the fight to the ground. He looked for Barry’s back and got it, then looked for a rear-naked choke or a possible neck crank. Although Barry was able to shake Del Rosario off for a moment, Del Rosario was able to keep the dominant position most of the rest of the round.
No doubt looking for a change of pace in the second round, Barry landed an over-the-top left hand that had Del Rosario wobbled. Barry moved in and landed two rights, a left and then one more right hand that drilled Del Rosario in the chin and put him on his backside on the fence. Referee Kim Winslow was in to stop things immediately.
The end came at 0:26 of the second round.
“It’s a rough ride coming out here. Anybody who says they don’t get nervous before a fight is a liar. I’m feeling ridiculously emotional. I’m throwing heat, or I’m throwing nothing. I’m either winning all the way, or I’m losing all the way. There’s nothing in between. I was debating (rushing in) because the last time I rushed somebody, I thought I won and I woke up and Cheick Kongo really won.”
Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) gets back in the win column and gets back to level at 5-5 in the UFC with the win. After a 3-0 run in Strikeforce, Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) now has dropped two straight since moving over to the UFC.