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Patrick Berry Vs. Gilbert Yvel For UFC 115 main card


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I didnt see this up yet so..




A slugfest of potentially epic proportions has been tapped for the UFC's first trip to British

Columbia, Canada, as Gilbert Yvel (36-14-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is now expected to face Pat Barry (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 115.


Sources close to both camps indicated to MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements have been signed for the matchup, which was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.


The fight is set for the event's main card.


UFC 115 is expected for June 12 at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A headlining bout has not been confirmed, though rumors have pointed at a third meeting between former light heavyweight champions and "Ultimate Fighter 11" coaches Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz as the evening's featured contest.


The promotion booked the event shortly after the Vancouver City Council green-lighted a two-year pilot program to regulate mixed martial arts. Technically, the sport is still illegal under Canada's criminal code, but the government has not blocked shows in major cities like Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton.


Five weeks prior, the UFC touches down at the Bell Centre in Montreal at UFC 113 for the promotion's third stop in the city. The previous offerings, UFC 83 in 2008 and UFC 97 in 2009, have been fast sell-outs.


Yvel, 33, was unsuccessful in his much-anticipated octagon debut when Junior Dos Santos stopped him with strikes at UFC 108 earlier this month.


A striker by trade, Yvel was picked up by the UFC shortly after the collapse of Affliction Entertainment. In October, the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted him a provisional one-fight license after denying his application for a proposed fight with Sergei Kharatonov in February 2007.


Yvel shares K-1 kickboxing roots with Barry, who is still recovering from a broken left thumb suffered in his most recent performance against former training partner Antoni Hardonk at UFC 104 this past October. Barry rocked Hardonk early with punches and never let up, earning a TKO victory that netted him an extra $120,000 for "Fight of the Night" and "Knockout of the Night" on top of his $14,000 show and win purse.


A former World Combat League regular, Barry transitioned to MMA in May 2008 with the help of famed kickboxer turned MMA trainer Duke Roufus. Barry continues to work with Roufus and calls Milwaukee, Wis., his home away from his true home of New Orleans.


In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com, Barry anticipated a May return to action. With the recent booking he gets an extra month to prepare.



I think this fight would be interesting to watch..I believe if yvel loses he will be cut..

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Should be a good stand-up brawl. I like Barry but I think the seasoned Yvel should pull out a win in this one. Also' date=' Rory Mcdonald vs Carlos Condit is rumored to be on that card....another exciting fight :)[/quote']


the natural born killer will lay mac to waste, ... done deal .. :confused:

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.... yvel looked like poop vs baby face also' date=' he tends to gas ... its all HD :eek:[/quote']


Yeah that is true. That was a three round beating. But at least he won't have to worry about Barry going to the ground as much as Barnett did. Though HD's mean side control at 104 might hint otherwise, hahaha.

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