Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei at UFN 33 in Australia on Dec 7


Australia's broke the story that UFC heavyweights Pat Barry and Soa Palelei will fight in Brisbane, Australia on December 7 at UFC Fight Night 33.

Palelei is coming off a gritty third round TKO victory over Nikita Krylov in his return to the UFC after a six-year exodus.

The 36-year-old demonstrated incredible heart to defeat his younger opponent after sustaining a broken rib in the opening minutes of the bout.

Barry, a two-time fight of the night and two-time knockout of the night winner in the UFC, is coming off a knockout loss to rising prospect Shawn Jordan.

Palelei agreed to the fight with Barry on Saturday, and is the the third Australian fighter to be named on the Brisbane card:
Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva
Mauricio Rua vs James Te Huna
Pat Barry vs Soa Palelei

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slamming site profile image  

9/16/13 7:51 PM by slamming


Pitbull3744 site profile image  

9/16/13 3:43 PM by Pitbull3744

Good points but Barry shouldve beat people who he lost too, and SOA hits hard and Barry gets hit a lot and doesnt really take it that well (HW i know everyone hit hard). If Soa gives him some good punches it could be over quickly

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9/16/13 3:37 PM by MahatmaPetey


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9/16/13 3:28 PM by BernardHopkins

What a joke of a matchup how in the hell, after Soa's last performance, could the ufc ever think matching him up with pat barry is a good idea? he should have been cut even though he won soa is big and hits hard but hes terrible, i mean sean mccorkle type of terrible. he has no business even fighting in the ufc actually anyone that is 40% bodyfat and has to cut to make 265 @ only 6'4, is not an athlete. the ONLY way barry loses this fight is if he isnt careful and gets caught in the first 45 seconds. if he can make it that long, soa will be completely out of gas and worthless  

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9/16/13 11:15 AM by teamquestnorth

I like soa but im rooting for barry on this one. Its one of those fights for me where i dont want to see either fighter lose. Just like how belfort vs hendo is going to be. It sucks

Eisenberg site profile image  

9/16/13 11:09 AM by Eisenberg

Soa wont get cut if he loses. No matter how ugly his comeback fight was, he still won. Losing to Barry would put him at 1-1, he will get another call.Pat on the other hand really needs this one. I hope he pulls it off, I dont ever want to see this guy get cut.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

9/16/13 10:51 AM by Pitbull3744

This is do or die for Barry and Soa, whoever loses its most likely pink slip time.

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9/16/13 10:44 AM by zazen br

Palelei will try to close the distance like a rabid motherfucker, and I expect at least 2 good full minutes of this fight to be wasted in what I call "big guy cage hugging" - the lowlight of any HW fight.Hopefully HD will eventually hit a good shot and get the KO, he needs it and we as fans need it, so yeah, that will happen!

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9/16/13 10:38 AM by HYPEorDIE

Who is this Sydney, and how tall is he?

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9/16/13 7:25 AM by joshavard

I'm from Echuca and went to Sydney. Was well worth it. Taking the GF on a mini holiday this time round to Brisbane, hopefully the weather is nice cause she's not a fight fan.Check out jetstar and book early, can get return flights for under 150