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Heavyweights Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Pat Barry agree to UFC 115 meeting

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A pair of heavyweight strikers collide in June at UFC 115 now that Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (26-7-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Pat Barry (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) have agreed to a matchup.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreement should be distributed shortly and that the competitors were told it'll be part of the night's pay-per-view main card. MMAScrapsRadio.com first reported the fight earlier today.

Barry initially was expected to fight Gilbert Yvel (36-14-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the June 12 event.

Although not officially announced by the UFC, UFC 115 takes at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Post #1   2/26/10 4:31:41PM   

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Please , please , please be at gm place

Post #2   2/26/10 4:33:42PM   

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If Mirko is smart,he'll take Barry down and work a ground and pound game.Get a stoppage or win a decision.

If he just stands up though,Barry will walk him down like Mark Hunt did and win an entertaining kickboxing match.

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Posted by WheelchairBandit

If Mirko is smart,he'll take Barry down and work a ground and pound game.Get a stoppage or win a decision.

If he just stands up though,Barry will walk him down like Mark Hunt did and win an entertaining kickboxing match.

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Barry is way faster standing. That will win him the fight.

Unless we see a strategic Cro Cop come in, and maybe take him down and work GnP, hes gonna lose.. I honestly thought Ben Rothwell would be a better matchup for Mirko so he can get a W.

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I love this fight, i'm a huge CroCop fan and a huge Pat Barry fan...

I honestly see Barry taking CroCop out fairly easily here, Barry's striking is awesome.

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This will be another tough test for Cro Cop. We might see his age here going up against a younger and faster fighter in Barry or we could see the old CC score a nice TKO victory, only time will tell. I'm happy about this matchup though, Barry will stand and trade with Mirko and isn't bigger than him like Kongo was.

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i kind of disagree, i dont think we are going to see if CC is back on his **** and can knock barry out, i think he has to get on some new **** and show he can evolve his game. i dont think he is really an elite K1 level striker anymore, and even elite K1 level strikers need more than that to really be a factor in mma

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Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA

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Please , please , please be at gm place



I'd say it has to be there. Can't be at the faildome

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Huh. Interesting. Hardonk was able to get to Barry's legs a bit, though. Maybe if Crocop game plans and executes properly he can return to his old form. I'd love to see if his K-1 skills are still the same. Let's not forget CC was a legitimate K-1 badass whereas Barry was just a high level kickboxer

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Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA

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Please , please , please be at gm place



I'd say it has to be there. Can't be at the faildome




LOL , well they patched bc place's roof a long time ago and they could always go to the agrodome like the bodog show did or even the new stadium they built in UBC ...

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Rothwell vs Yvel
Cro Cop vs Barry
Wand vs Akiyama
Tyson vs Dunham
3rd asswhoopin of Tito from Chuck

Diggin this card.




Agreed

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this card looks impressive! big names and competitive match ups! cant wait!


anyone else predicting the full undercard being aired as filler for this one?

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Posted by Jackelope

Huh. Interesting. Hardonk was able to get to Barry's legs a bit, though. Maybe if Crocop game plans and executes properly he can return to his old form. I'd love to see if his K-1 skills are still the same. Let's not forget CC was a legitimate K-1 badass whereas Barry was just a high level kickboxer



Good point. If we were talking about a striking match in their prime, Cro Cop all day. As it is, I think this one is tough to call.

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Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA


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Please , please , please be at gm place



I'd say it has to be there. Can't be at the faildome




LOL , well they patched bc place's roof a long time ago and they could always go to the agrodome like the bodog show did or even the new stadium they built in UBC ...



I can't see it not being at GM Place or Hockey Canada Place. Maybe rename it UFC place for the week.

I saw some drawings of the proposed new roof for BC Place, pretty cool actually.

Post #14   2/26/10 7:00:56PM   

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I like this match and I think it will tell the truth about CroCop or help build fan base for Barry. It would be an easy fight for the old CroCop, but I think it will come down to CroCop winning with his punching power.

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