Joe Silva has this matchmaking business down Pat.
The promotion made the bout official for the co-main event in "Steel City" 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.
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?
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.