If you like a good old fashioned slobber-knocker, you’ll get one on June 26.
Barry, who is coming off of a close decision win over Joey Beltran at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January after failing to pull the trigger or simply coast another 30 seconds to a probable victory against Mirko”Cro Cop” Filipovic at UFC 115 has been criticized by fans and pundits alike for not performing up to his potential. The 6-2 Duke Roufus-trained fighter will look to erase the questions about his resolve by putting an exclamation point on his record and a period on Kongo’s UFC career with a definitive win over the 15-6-2 Paris-born fighter.
1-2-1 in his last four outings, Kongo needs a win if he wants to remain employed by Zuffa, especially since the likelihood of getting picked up by Strikeforce is slim-to-none considering the purchase of the organization this weekend.
It’s a tough fight to pick considering both fighters have faced and beaten (or should have beaten) common opponents including Cro Cop, Antoni Hardonk, Dan Evensen.
One thing’s for sure:At least one guy is getting kicked in the legs and/or head.