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Patrick Barry vs Andre Walker Strikeforce fight set for October 3

Patrick Barry

Undefeated mixed martial artist and K-1 kickboxing stud, Patrick Barry (3-0), will return to the cage at the Broomfield Events Center in Denver, Colo., at Strikeforce: "Payback" on October 3. Barry's opponent will be fellow K-1 veteran Andre "The Silencer" Walker (2-3).

Barry has made a successful transition from professional kickboxing to mixed martial arts. That's something that even the best of the best in the kickboxing world have had trouble with (see Raymond Daniels).

Here's a snip from Barry on making the move to MMA:

"I started off in kickboxing with the goal of being the world's best kickboxer and, now, moving into MMA, I want to be the world's best kickboxer in MMA. MMA is turning into kickboxing in the cage, pretty much. That's just the way the sport has evolved."

Barry has not only been successful, but he's been dominant. In his first MMA match, he faced off with 39-fight veteran Mike Delaney and was victorious with a first round technical knockout. In fact, he's been able to stop all three of his opponents in the first round with his highly developed striking game.

His opponent has not been as successful with the move to MMA. Walker has gone (1-3) in mixed martial arts, getting submitted in each of his three losses.

However, his struggles in the early goings of his MMA career have not put a dent in his confidence:

"I'm going all the way this time. I'm 100% better than I used to be and committed to becoming a champion."

This fight will more than likely be fought mostly on the feet. It's doubtful that we will witness any high level jiu-jitsu holds or any Karo Parysian style judo throws, but that doesn't mean it won't be fun to watch.

Patrick Barry has been exciting in each of his MMA fights so far. And this one shouldn't be any different -- look for him to put on a show on HDNet come fight night.

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