At the sixth instalment of the Fury Pro Grappling 6 series, Pat Barry will make his comeback to the sport.
“HD” competed in the UFC a total of twelve times, winning eleven of those fights by knockout or submission. After his departure from the UFC in May 2014, the 43-year-old athlete participated for the final time in the GLORY 16 event. On Friday, December 30, a grappling contest featuring Barry has been added to the schedule.
Barry, a former kickboxing great and UFC veteran, will put his submission talents to the test when he faces Jonathan Pellet at FURY Pro Grappling 6. This will be his first battle in a combat sport since May of 2014, and it will be the first time he has faced Pellet.
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Fury Pro Grappling 6 Date and Time
- Date: 30 December 2022
- Time: 07:00 PM ET
The heavyweight bout is scheduled for the 30th of December at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, and it will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Pat Barry Is Making His Combat Sports Return
Barry, who has since retired from combat sports and turned into a coaching role for his fiancée Namajunas on her route to two reigns as champion of the UFC strawweight division, finished his own career on a downward spiral of outcomes.
Barry walked away from the UFC in 2013 after suffering defeat in five of his final seven fights for the organization, all of which were won via submission. He made a one-stop come back to the kickboxing arena under the GLORY brand, but Zack Mwekassa knocked him out with a devastating knockout punch.
The main event of the night will see Namajunas taking on Gillian Robertson, and Barry will fight before the latter. There will also be matches between Clay Guida and Chase Hooper, Joseph Pyfer and Eryk Anders, Andre Petroski and Ovince St. Preux, Pat Sabatini and Alex Caceres, Trevin Giles and Mike Malott, and Philip Rowe and Nick Galanti at Fury Pro Grappling 6.
In the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2300 Arena will serve as the venue for the submission grappling competition. In 2022, Cage Fury hosted two events that were quite similar to one another. Submission grappling presents UFC competitors with exciting new possibilities to continue their careers while also earning some supplemental income.
Rose Namajunas is back at Combat Sports Return
On December 30, 2022, Rose Namajunas is scheduled to compete in a professional grappling battle. This will mark her comeback to action.
Since her lacklustre fight against Carla Esparza at UFC 274, in which she was defeated for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship, Namajunas has not competed in a fight since then. Since that time, she has been absent from the scene.
The grappling match between “The Thug” Namajunas and UFC veteran Gillian Robertson will now take place at the Cage Fury Pro Grappling 6 event. The fight will take place at 135 pounds and will serve as the main attraction for the event.
She is slated to compete in a professional wrestling match for the second time. On the 31st of December, 2021, she was scheduled to make her professional wrestling debut against Danielle Kelly at the Fury Pro Grappling 3 event. However, because of the procedures for COVID-19, that match had to be cancelled.
During that fight, Namajunas was substituted by Carla Esparza, who went on to defeat Kelly after initially winning against her.
It is expected that Namajunas’ opponent on December 30 will be Gillian Robertson, who will be competing in her seventh professional grappling match. Recently, she competed in the UFC in order to win over Mariya Agapova at the Fight Night event on September 17. Chrissy Briggs was her opponent in her most recent grappling match, which took place at the Fury Pro-Grappling 3 event last year.