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Saturday, 09/14/2013, 09:49 am

Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei Booked For Fight Night 33 In Australia

UFC officials have put together a fan friendly heavyweight matchup between Pat Barry and Soa Palelei.

The two heavyweights will fight later this year on Dec. 7 in the UFC’s return trip to Australia.

UFC Fight Night 33 will take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Queensland, Australia. The live event is expected to air on Fox Sports 1, though broadcast plans have yet to be officially announced. While the event officially goes down on Dec. 7, due to the time difference the American audience will actually catch this fight live on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Pat “HD” Barry hasn’t seen action since a June defeat to Shawn Jordan. The fan favorite heavyweight and popular video blogger will look to get back on the winning side of things and notch his first victory since fighting Shane del Rosario back in December of 2012.

For Palelei, he gets the chance to fight in front of his own countrymen in this new booking. The large Australian returned to the UFC recently against the undefeated and highly touted Nikita Krylov and beat him in the third via TKO. The bout garnered a lot of criticism from UFC president Dana White for being a lackluster, sloppy fight but to his credit, Soa suffered a rib break early in the bout and fought on to finish his man before the final bell.


One Response to “Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei Booked For Fight Night 33 In Australia”

  1. dave says:

    So reminds me a lot like Big Foot but with even lesser striking technique.

    This guy is huge and if he gets a hold of you its usually problems. The thing is that he is probably too big and he gets tired fast.

    I will have to go with Pat Barry on this fight.

    Pat will out strike him tire him out then finish him with a TKO.

    Sorry Soa but you need to work on your striking, Your cardio and drop down on your weight. That is your weaknesses and that will be a bad match up for you.

    If Soa doesnt get a hold of pat and take him down and finish him in the 1st round Pat will win by late TKO

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