Pat Barry Abuses Joey Beltran's Legs at UFC Fight for the Troops 2
Entering Saturday night’s “UFC Fight for the Troops 2” bout with Joey Beltran, critics told Pat Barry that he didn’t have that “killer instinct” needed to be an elite fighter. But following a first round low blow, the Roufusport heavyweight unleashed his mean side on Beltran’s front leg en route to a unanimous decision victory.
As the first round neared its end, and Beltran had bullied Barry against the cage with dirty boxing, Beltran landed a low knee that momentarily halted the action and ultimately changed the pace of the fight. Barry’s mentality instantly turned from the hunted to the hunter.
With two minutes left in the second round Barry landed a sickening leg kick that set the tone for the rest of the fight. From that point Barry continually outstruck his opponent who was clearly outmatched. The New Orleans native landed a few solid head kicks and brutal leg kicks that eventually left Beltran in a heap against the cage as the fight concluded. Barry was awarded the decision unanimously 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
The much needed victory for Barry keeps him relevant within an ultra-competitive heavyweight division. His record improved his overall record to 6-2 and 3-2 in the UFC. While there are obvious holes in his game yet, Barry remains to be one of the sport’s most enjoyable fighters to watch.