UFC officials have announced a heavyweight battle for the TUF 16 Finale that will take place on December 15th in Las Vegas.

Two fighters with kickboxing backgrounds will face off when Pat Barry meets Shane Rosario in a fight where both fighters are coming off losses in their previous fights.

The TUF 16 Finale will be headlined by the TUF 16 coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin, and will take place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Pat Barry (7-5) is coming off a TKO loss to Lavar Johnson in May of this year. Barry has won six fights via TKO while being either knocked out or submitted in all five of his losses. He is (4-5) during his UFC stint which began at UFC 92 in December 2008.

Shane Del Rosario (11-1) is coming off his first professional loss against Stipe Miocic at UFC 146. The loss was his UFC debut after fighting previously in the Strikeforce and M-1 promotions. He has eight wins via TKO/KO and three wins via submission. He was stopped via TKO against Miocic.

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