UFC on Versus 4: Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo booked for June 26

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Sorry, Shane Carwin, you still don't have an opponent.

That's because heavy hitting heavyweights Pat Barry and Cheick Kongo, both candidates to square off against Carwin, have now been booked against each other at the upcoming UFC on Versus 4 event on June 26.

MMAWeekly.com brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.

Barry recently rebounded from his bone crushing loss to Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic with a three-round unanimous decision win in a slugfest against Joey Beltran back on Jan. 22.

"HD" is just 3-2 in his short Octagon career, but is as entertaining as they come. A fight against Kongo isn't hard to "get hyped" for.

Kongo is 1-2-1 in his last four fights; not exactly awe-inspiring but when you consider the losses (Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir), it's at the very least, understandable.

That said, elbowing Paul Buentello into submission and fighting to a draw with Travis Browne due to the Frenchman's repeated grabbing of his opponent's shorts makes one wonder.

Is he ready for the upper echelon of the division?

Pat Barry is the first step towards that. Then again, it also has all the makings for a stand-and-bang till we all fall down brawl, so who cares about divisional relevance, eh Maniacs?

UFC on Versus 4 is expected to go down on June 26, 2011, and while no venue has been announced, it is rumored to take place in Milwaukee, WI. Barry vs. Kongo is the only rumored fight for the card at this time.

Keep it locked to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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