Former K-1 kickboxer and current LA crime fighter Antoni Hardonk (8-5) has reportedly agreed to tangle with hard-hitting Patrick Barry (4-1) at UFC 104, which is scheduled for the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 24 according to MMAWeekly.
Hardonk is coming off the first stoppage of his career courtesy of a Cheick Kongo blitzkrieg at UFC 97 last April. Prior to that, the talented striker was the winner of three straight, taking our Mike Wessel via second round technical knockout at UFC 92 and scoring impressive back-to-back victories over Eddie Sanchez and Colin Robinson.
The Kongo loss brings Hardonk's record to 4-3 inside the Octagon since his debut at UFC 65 in November 2006.
Barry made his UFC debut last December at UFC 92 "Ultimate 2008″ where he peppered Dan Evensen into a TKO stoppage with brutal low kicks. The New Orleans native was undefeated in four chances with all four contests ending via first round (T)KO.
That streak was interrupted with a submission loss to massive King of the Cage heavyweight champion Tim Hague at UFC 98 back on May 23. "Get Hype" is a decorated San Shou champion with experience in K-1 and the World Combat League.
UFC 104 currently features a light heavyweight title fight between newly-minted champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in his first title defense against 2005 Pride FC Middleweight Grand Prix winner Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. In addition, top heavyweight prospects Cain Velaquez and Shane Carwin are expected to hook up their ham hocks in a potential number one contender eliminator match in the co main event.
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