Lavar Johnson def. Pat Barry by TKO at 4:38 of round one
Lavar Johnson was in trouble on the ground for a minute, but once he got back to his feet it was pure devastation. He picked up a first-round TKO victory over a game Pat Barry in their Heavyweight bout at UFC on Fox 3 after landing a barrage of punches on Barry against the fence near the end of the first stanza. Barry took it to the ground and threatened with an americana at one point, but Johnson escaped and lit up the Louisiana native to earn the W.
Barry landed a leg kick to start, and Johnson backed him up against the fence. Barry got off and landed a head kick. Johnson got it back against the cage and landed three knees to the head. Barry opened up to exchange, but got tagged twice. Barry looked for the takedown, but Johnson sprawled. Barry persevered though and went straight to mount, then popped over to side control. Barry attempted to lock up an americana, but Johnson wrenched his arm free. Barry rode it out in side control for a while, seemingly not sure what to do. Johnson finally got an underhook and got back to his feet.
Barry landed another kick and big right hook. Johnson responded with a big knee. Johnson landed a huge right hand that staggered Barry, and Johnson swarmed him with at least 25 punches. Barry held on for dear life, but he finally ate one too many and collapsed to the mat.
Johnson picked up his second straight victory in the octagon since coming over from Strikeforce. Barry drops to 1-3 in his last four bouts.