UFC heavyweight prospect Pat "HD" Barry will return at UFC 98 in May to face newcomer and current King of the Cage-Canada heavyweight champion Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague, according to a report from Sam Caplan at Five Ounces of Pain:
A heavyweight bout between prospects Pat Barry and Tim Hague has been added to the bout schedule for UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the new matchup after speaking with two separate sources close to the fight. Both sources stated that bout agreements have been signed.
Barry (4-0, 1-0 UFC), impressed many in his UFC 92 debut with devastating stand-up, chopping down Dan Evensen with thunderous low kicks for a first round TKO. A veteran kickboxer and San Shou practitioner with K1 and World Combat League experience, Barry has transitioned full-time to MMA, training with renowned striking coach Duke Roufus, and working on his ground game with fellow UFC fighter Eric Schafer. The New Orleans native will look to go 2-0 at UFC 98 in Vegas on May 23rd.
Tim Hague (9-1) is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has gone 8-0 for King of the Cage-Canada, en-route to winning their heavyweight title, with none of those KOTC wins going the distance. The 6'4", 260lb Hague also holds a TKO win over one-time UFC figher Sherman Pendergarst. Most recently, Hague avenged his one career loss by taking a unanimous decision victory in a rematch against brazilian jiu-jitsu specilalist Miodrag Petkovic in October at a Raw Combat event.
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