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Gilbert Yvel and Pat Barry to Have Kickboxing Match with MMA Gloves On

(If this fight were in prison, we wouldn’t even have to think about who to bet our smokes on.)

Good news for all you members of the First Church of the Stand and Bang, heavyweight strikers Gilbert Yvel and Pat Barry are going to give you some of what you crave at UFC 115 this summer.  According to the Las Vegas Sun, both guys have agreed to a bout that hardly needs any gentlemen’s agreement about how it will go down.  Both fighters are known as much for their love of kicking and punching people as they are for their reluctance to engage in the ground game, so this should be a stand-up battle all the way, and probably one that won’t last very long.

Barry’s coming off a second-round TKO of Antoni Hardonk at UFC 104 in October, and Yvel got knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in his Octagon debut at UFC 108 earlier this month.  Yvel may have the experience advantage and a total willingness to fight dirty, but if he looks as sloppy against Barry as he did against Dos Santos he could be in for a rough night.  According to what he told the Sun, however, that was just first time jitters:

"I was not really myself," Yvel said. "I was like in a dream. It was just bad for me. It was my first time in the UFC and you want to show what you can do. If you lose, they can cancel your contract. It’s a lot of pressure."

If that pressure hurt his performance so much, maybe no one should tell him what usually happens when you go 0-2 in the UFC.

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robthom- January 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Thats a good match.

If Barry pulls it out, and he can, it will really put him on the map. And on the other hand if he drops to Yvel thats gonna give him a "not ready for primetime" label.

I dont think it will do much for Yvel either way. His career isn't heading up or down by now. He only is what he is at this point.
Smitty- January 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Yvel via "look how scary that mutha fucka looks"!!!
doctorfunk- January 29, 2010 at 9:09 am
I predict Herb Dean by armbar. I think you all know how this will happen.
PurplePickle- January 29, 2010 at 9:04 am
@ ReX13

Unfortunately for Houston, an eight second KO loss doesn't count as standing and banging. Maybe seven seconds of standing then one second of his head banging off of the mat.

And wait until you see how shitty my Fightpicker picks are tomorrow before you throw the word cogent around.
Dr. slipperyfists- January 29, 2010 at 8:32 am
yvel via shit pushed in
Get Off Me- January 29, 2010 at 7:46 am
I would like to seem them fight again, the first fight was "entertaining" and I think the re-match would be a good way to see where both fighters are in their respective careers.
ReX13- January 29, 2010 at 6:22 am
Purple Pickle wins all my internets, for both cogent analysis AND humor. Gentlemen, THIS is SPARTA CAGE POTATO!!1!!

But with his points in mind, can anyone explain why Houston Alexander was let go BEFORE his matchup with Kimbo? He was in five matches that yielded four KO's and one submission--that effin' entertainment, ya'll. Did Alexander make fun of DW's pee pee or something?
rlh61- January 29, 2010 at 5:59 am
Between Yvel's tats, the prison caption and someone wanting support for being HIV positive, this thread got wierd in a hurry. Almost makes me uncomfortable...I wonder if the firewall here at work will filter
CheckHisPee- January 29, 2010 at 5:20 am
This should be a kick ass scrap, as to the Yvel/Kongo requests; it's already been done, look it up.
Koeikan- January 29, 2010 at 12:05 am
Should be a fun fight to watch.
ghostboner- January 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm
@chloe1023 - You asshole you told me you were clean! Last time I trust someone in Tijuana.

On a fighting note this fight is awesome. Typically I think if you are one dimensional they should give you someone who is strong at your weakness so that you have to learn or lose. But I can't deny, I love Pat Barry and this should be sweet. Good call on Yvel Kongo whoever said that.
jimbonics- January 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm
I can't wait to date with std.
nicey- January 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm
gil is gonna get SERVED by Mr. Barry
T_Durden- January 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I'm with SixthSense on this one. I wish it wasn't until way later this year. I'm looking forward to it. I see Barry taking it. Pat showed more than just heavy hands this last time around., He looked sharp and very precise with his power punches against Hardonk. I like. Thanks Joe Silva.
Jonny5- January 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm
@chloe1023... WTF???? no really wtf??? .......... LULZ
chloe1023- January 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm
HIV is not something people can nor should they go through alone. I have found my love on the largest HIV support and dating site . To all of us who positive stay strong and need people to win this fight, whether it's family, friends or a support group, people are the key. is such a free site...
sixthsense- January 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm
tough fight for both fighters actually. It just sucks we're going to have to wait that long.
Carl Sagan- January 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Yvel is going to get a pink slip after this one.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- January 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Damn roms15 is a moron in the forums AND here.
Get Off Me- January 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Nice fight, the UFC match making at heavyweight is getting much better.
I like Nog vs. Velasquez for the ground appeal and they seem to be matching strikers with stikers more and more(or maybe there's just more strikers around these days).

Yvel to win in my books and hopefully Kongo and Yvel could meet next, just because I would like to see that :)
PurplePickle- January 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm
I think Yvel could survive an 0-2 run because he is the kind of fighter the UFC can make easy matchups with. Big heavyweights that throw heavy leather are always fan favorites, and an 0-2 heavyweight that likes to bang is probably better off than an 0-2 welterweight grappler come time for the turk to visit (because obviously that grapplin' shit is for the gays).

Then again if Yvel flips out and beats the brakes off of Mazzagatti during the ref's instructions, Dana may give him the Bonnar contract. UFC tenure.
MilwaukeeMade- January 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm
No, there actuallly was a C Level fighter named Gilbert Yvel earlier this decade.. he went 2-6 in the biggest Japanese organization at the time believe it or not...

but yes, the UFC's top 5 "Gilbert Yvel"/"Pride Superstar" was a conspiracy. It's the darndest thing.
Wrye Bash- January 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm
You are correct sir. Welcome to The Matrix, you guys!
roms15- January 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm
i think yvel is just a make belief person, doesnt exist