TUF 16 finale main card recap: Pat Barry KO’s Shane del Rosario

Pat Barry overcame the ground attack of Shane del Rosario in the first round, then let his hands fly in the second, brutally KO’ing del Rosario just 26 seconds into the round.

Shane del Rosario and Pat Barry started as expected, with each landing heavy leg kicks, but it was the ground game of del Rosario that put Barry in danger for much of the opening round. Once on the ground, Shane del Rosario transitioned to the back of Barry and looked for the rear naked choke, but failed to sink in the choke before getting reversed just before the bell.

In the second, Barry came out aggressive and launched a monstrous lead left hook that staggered del Rosario just seconds into the round. Barry pounced, throwing a flurry of power shots, but it was a right hook that put del Rosario on the cage. Barry kept firing, landing the finishing shot as his right hand found it’s home on the jaw of del Rosario sending him reeling to the canvas.

The explosive knockout evens up the UFC record of Barry at 5-5, improving his overall record to 8-5.

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