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Completed MMA Bout

Pat Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk

Preliminary Card | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large Pat "HD" Barry
Mmaweekly large Antoni Hardonk

Round 2

4-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-5-0
Climbed to 5-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 8-6
+132 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -162 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Nl Netherlands
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Fighting out of   Weesp, Holland
30 years, 3 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 5 months, 1 day
237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   249.5 lbs (113.2 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   6'4" (194cm)
74.5" (189cm)   Reach   78.0" (198cm)
Roufusport MMA Academy   Gym   Vos Gym
UFC 104
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
  • Date: Saturday 10.24.2009
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Staples Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Barry Total Disclosed Pay: $134,000
  • Hardonk Total Disclosed Pay: $76,000
  • Event Links:

Barry vs. Hardonk Wiki Update Wiki

Sometimes fact really is stranger—and more riveting—than fiction.

In one of the best fights in MMA history, former kickboxing training partners Patrick Barry and Antoni Hardonk had a violent reunion after ending their friendship under complicated circumstances some years past. Prior to their meeting in the Octagon, both Barry and Hardonk were students of kickboxing legend Ernesto Hoost. While Barry had a positive experience for the majority of his time training with Hoost, he claimed that his teacher favored Hardonk and essentially used Barry as a sparring partner for students he truly believed in.

While Barry claimed that Hardonk got the better of him most of the time in their sparring matches, emotion and necessity brought out the performance of a lifetime for the New Orleans native. After battering Hardonk with lightning-quick punches throughout the first round, Barry finished him off in the second, although neither man left the cage unscathed. For his performance, Barry earned both Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night honors. The purse, and the bonuses, literally saved him from starvation. According to interviews Barry conducted following the fight, he had been living on a diet of white rice and ketchup in the days leading up to the contest, as he had made poor investment decisions and was on his last ropes. With his back against the wall, he earned $120,000 in bonuses.

In a sport brimming with incredible stories of perseverance and will power, Barry’s struggle stands out as one of the most poignant. His timely performance against Hardonk helped him break into mainstream MMA fan awareness.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:45 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Pat Barry UFC 104 post-fight interview report dead link

    Watch this post-fight interview with Pat Barry on his UFC 104 win over rival Antoni Hardonk.

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