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Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve added to UFC on Versus 6 lineup

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The UFC's tallest heavyweight has a date with the promotion's shortest one.

UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve (21-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) to meet 5-foot-11 Pat Barry (6-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC on Versus 6.

UFC on Versus 6 takes place Oct. 1 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The evening's main card airs on Versus.

Struve vs. Barry likely will be part of the broadcast.

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Hah, that's funny. Tallest vs shortest.

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I see either a Corey Hill style leg break happening in this match, or Pat just getting slept by the reach of giant ass Struve.

Edit: Speaking of tallest vs. shortest....


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great match up, its strange that I find it hard to pick a winner!

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This is tough. Part of me believes Barry is going to knock him out but there's always that massive reach and height difference.

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Posted by Budgellism

This is tough. Part of me believes Barry is going to knock him out but there's always that massive reach and height difference.



This. I was thinking Barry could earn the TKO with leg kicks until I saw the size difference in the image above. Not I'm not so sure.

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Struve needs to get it to the ground and work the sub.

Otherwise I think Barry can get inside and just land that one punch to rock and finish Struve.

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This is a badass fight. Struves got the reach and probably a better ground game along with a much more extensive record. Yet I really don't want to pick against Barry.

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This is a tough one to puck, leaning towards Struve by sub. If mirko can RNC berry then struve mos def can

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I'm having a tough time picking a winner here too. First gut feeling was Barry by vicious ko. I could see Struve using that massive reach to fend off Barry also. I just don't know.

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Tough call
Barry by ko if he can reach struve chin
Or struve by pulling guard and subbing barry out

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Knew it wouldnt be long for freakshow fights...Whos next Sean Sherk and Guida take on Brock...Wait I like that idea...Some tag team matches....Miller bros take on the Diaz Bros...

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Barry's going to lose a lot of punching power by having to punch 'up'. His best bet is to kick the sh*t out of Struve's legs and hope he falls.

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Posted by emfleek

Barry's going to lose a lot of punching power by having to punch 'up'. His best bet is to kick the sh*t out of Struve's legs and hope he falls.



I was thinking the same. However, Roy Nelson didn't seem to lose much power when he went for the Shoryuken on Struve. The Skyscraper is built like a Giraffe, and I don't think his frail frame stops at his chin. Also, for someone who is damn near 7 feet tall, Struve doesn't seem to realize his reach advantage. He can't keep someone on the end of his range for the life of him.

Just for the record: In my opinion, Struve lost to Paul Buentello. The judges didn't agree, but I think Struve's four missing teeth was pretty good evidence of being on the losing end of that fight.

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