A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry (7-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Shane Del Rosario (11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scheduled for the TUF 16 Finale on December the 15th.
Both fighters are looking to rebound from devastating stoppage defeats. Pat Barry in particular finds himself in desperate need of a win. This after losing 3 of his past 4 fights, his last being a KO loss at the hands of Lavar Johnson at UFC on Fox 3 in May. Previous to the Johnson loss, Barry was coming off the heels of a “fight of the night” KO victory over Christian Morecraft in January.
Del Rosario made his UFC debut in May, this after going 3-0 in Strikeforce with all three victories coming by way of stoppage in the first round. Unfortunately for Shane, his octagon debut at UFC 146 resulted in a second round TKO loss to Stipe Miocic. The loss to Miocic served as the first in the career of Del Rosario, who had started off 11-0.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 Finale takes place live from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday December 15, 2012.
Here is the latest TUF 16 fight card:
•Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson
•TUF 16 tournament final
•Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario
•James Head vs. Mike Pyle
•Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier
•Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger
•Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel
•Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana
•Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius
•Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian