Cheick Kongo Earns Miraculous Comeback KO Over Pat Barry at UFC Live 4
For 155-seconds Pat Barry showed off his dominating striking ability and looked en route to his second straight victory over Cheick Kongo at UFC on Versus 4, but with one Hail Mary right hand Kongo turned out Barry's lights and earned the most incredible comeback in UFC history.
Serving as the night's main event following the Nate Marquardt drama, Dana White and company needed a big showing from the heavyweight strikers. They got just that.
Following nearly two minutes of alternating punches and kicks, Barry rocked Kongo at the 2:48 mark with a huge right hand that had everyone believing the fight was over. Kongo and referee Dan Miragliotta must not have gotten the memo.
Miragliotta allowed the fight to continue and Kongo somehow was able to return to his feet. Barry sensed his work was nearly done and chased his opponent into the corner. Out of nowhere Kongo stunned Barry with a right hand behind the ear and then followed it up with a devastating uppercut that sent Barry crashing to the canvas.
Reminiscent of Scott Smith's unbelievable finish over Pete Sell, Kongo's miraculous finish may go down as the biggest comeback in UFC history. With the victory Kongo remains unbeaten UFC 107 in 2009.
The loss for Barry will be an unbelievably tough pill to swallow due to the nature of the defeat. The New Orleans native held his claim as one of the sport's most exciting competitors and will likely pine for a rematch with Kongo down the road.