UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry

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UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 26, 2011
Venue Consol Energy Center
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Attendance 7,792[1]
Total gate $562,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber

UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry (also known as UFC on Versus 4) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 26, 2011, at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2] The event was broadcast on Versus in the U.S. and was broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada.

Background[edit]

This is the fourth live UFC card to appear on Versus.

Matthew Riddle was expected to face TJ Grant, but was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Charlie Brenneman.[3] However, just days before the event Grant was forced from the card due to an unknown illness. Without proper time to find a replacement the bout was scrapped.[4]

Anthony Johnson was expected to face Nate Marquardt in the main event, but was forced from the bout with a rotator cuff injury and replaced by Rick Story.[3] However, Nate Marquardt did not receive medical clearance the day of the weigh-ins and therefore pulled out of the main event. Charlie Brenneman, whose earlier bout with TJ Grant was removed from the card, stepped in to fight Rick Story, while the Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo fight was promoted to the main event.[5] Dana White subsequently announced that Marquardt would be cut from the UFC due to the seriousness of the failed medical clearance but because of Pennsylvania health privacy laws, White could not disclose the specifics of the case [6]

Martin Kampmann was expected to face John Howard, but was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Matt Brown. Brown's original opponent Rich Attonito faced Daniel Roberts.[3]

The entire preliminary card was streamed on Facebook.[7]

The event drew an estimated 744,000 viewers on Versus.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Pat Barry KO (punch) 1 2:39
Welterweight Charlie Brenneman def. Rick Story Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matt Brown def. John Howard Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Christian Morecraft KO (punches) 2 4:28
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Tyson Griffin def. Manvel Gamburyan Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–28, 29–29) 3 5:00
Featherweight Javier Vazquez def. Joe Stevenson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Curt Warburton Submission (kimura) 1 1:58
Welterweight Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Nik Lentz vs Charles Oliveira No Contest 2 1:48 [a]
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas def. Matt Grice TKO (head kick and punches) 1 4:41
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Edward Faaloloto TKO (punches) 1 4:42
  1. ^ Originally, Oliveira defeated Lentz via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:48 of round 2. Oliveira landed an illegal knee strike to Lentz’s head while he was still grounded. The strike went unnoticed by the referee, but immediately preceded the fight ending submission.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Knockout of the Night: Cheick Kongo
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (June 26, 2011). "UFC on Versus 4 earns reported 7,792 attendance figure for $562K gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry". ufc.com. April 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fight card updates". ufc.com. 
  4. ^ "T.J. Grant withdraws from UFC on Versus 4, fight with Charlie Brenneman scrapped". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (June 25, 2011). "Marquardt scratched from UFC on Versus 4; Barry-Kongo now main, Story gets Brenneman". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Stupp, Dann (June 25, 2011). "Dana White says Nate Marqaurdt's UFC days are done following UFC on Versus 4 scratch". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "UFC on Versus 4 preliminary card to stream on Facebook preliminary-card bouts". mmajunkie.com. June 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Versus Broadcast of UFC Live 4 Nets 744,000 Viewers". sherdog.com. June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (June 26, 2011). "UFC on Versus 4 bonuses: Kongo, Lauzon, Oliveira and Lentz earn $50K awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011.