UFC On Fox 3 Results Recap: Pat Barry Vs. Lavar Johnson

May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Lavar Johnson (left) fights Pat Barry in a heavyweight bout during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Lavar Johnson won by technical knock out in the first round. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

In the first main card bout at UFC on Fox 3, Lavar Johnson survived a scare on the ground to defeat Pat Barry by TKO at 4:38 of the first round. The win was Johnson's second straight since moving over from Strikeforce, and showed off both his strengths and weaknesses.

After getting a taste of Johnson's power, Barry took the fight to the ground and immediately advanced to mount. He switched to side control he tried to lock on an americana, but Johnson was able to fight it off and eventually got back to the feet. After they reset Johnson staggered Barry with a big shot, then followed it up with a ton of punches against the cage on a stationary Barry. Eventually Barry couldn't take any more and collapsed to the mat.

What was the high spot of this fight?

The final sequence, with Johnson just unloading on Barry with a couple dozen punches while Pat just tried to cover up.

Where do these guys go from here?

I would dearly love to see Johnson face off with Mark Hunt. It might not work out that way, depending on the outcome of Hunt's bout with Stefan Struve at UFC 146, but that would be an awesome fight.

Barry's now 1-3 in his last four and 4-5 overall in the UFC. I don't think he'll get released right now, but one more loss and he might. Throw him in there with Chad Griggs and let's see what happens.

Watch it now, later or never?

Now. The bout lived up to expectations and was a lot of fun. You'll enjoy the five minutes you spend on it.

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