On this day nine years ago, a heavyweight fight would take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that would go on to serve as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history. Although, this time, it was not his turn to go crashing into the canvas.
Barry dropped Kongo with a looping right hand. UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje - Winners and Losers. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. "I didn't see anything. Midway through the first round, Barry caught Kongo square at the jaw with a huge overhand right.
Kongo then got back to his feet but was dropped for a second time with another crushing right hand and did the chicken dance. Barry tried desperately to do what he couldn’t first time around, finish Kongo with his follow up shots, but he couldn’t. What did you think about the fight? The towering-French fighter admitted he didn't see anything when he was inside the Octagon. I knew I had to come back right away because I can't let him be very confident from this position. The wildest 30 seconds in MMA history happened 9 years ago today pic.twitter.com/81EMPOsK7w. We witnessed one of the WILDEST comebacks in UFC history! In his efforts to escape the pressure from Barry, Kongo succeeded by executing smooth evasive maneuvers. Cheick Kongo is 45 years old and has hung around mixed martial arts long enough to finally fulfill a dream. The real winners and losers from UFC 254. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. He employed the same strategy, keeping Barry’s ground-and-pound at bay with amazing TKO attempts by grabbing the legs. But this time, Kongo was ready. However, he only lived this miniature victory for as long as a millisecond.
Let us know in the comments section! Thus, we now go back to the year 2011, when the ‘French Sensation’ Cheick Kongo locked horns with rising star Pat Barry. I couldn't imagine what's going on," he said.
Kongo entered the fight on the back of a draw against Travis Browne, whilst Barry had recently won a decision against Joey Beltran. Heading into UFC 254, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed the toughest fight he has fought in the UFC. As soon as he got back up on his feet, Cheick brought his hands up. Barry approached to dish out yet another barrage of fists. The good thing was I have a good chin. Or, in this case, multiple hits.
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UFC Live on … Rightfully being awarded Knockout of the Night, Kongo would go on to fight four more times for the UFC before signing with Bellator. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. Barry ensued ground-and-pound. Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo (born May 17, 1975), more commonly known as Cheick Kongo, … In a clash that lasted not even the entire length of one round, Kongo put on display the perks of being able to take a hit. Back to his feet again, Kongo took a few steps back and as Barry walked towards him with his hands down, Kongo planted his feet and unleashed two right hands that turned Barry’s lights out. So, I had to come back quickly. "I just remember saying, 'Whoa, OK, he dropped me down, so something happened.' Kongo scored a massive knockout win at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry after surviving two brutal knockdowns in the first round.
Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. "I was decollated (decapitated), like the lift -- you know, go down and go up. ‘I will carry on’ - McGregor reacts to Khabib’s retirement at UFC 254. Nevertheless, Kongo still managed to keep his wits about himself.
While it was Barry’s turn to fall to the ground, he did not get back up to carry on fighting. This Day in MMA History: Cheick Kongo knocks out Pat Barry in comeback of the ages, Nurmagomedov reveals his toughest UFC fight. McGregor tweeted a short statement after his rival’s UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje. And undoubtedly, it was time for the fans to witness something immemorial. With Johnson pulling out due to an injury and Marquardt removed due to failed medicals, Kongo vs Barry was bumped up to headline the event instead. Kongo immediately crashed to the canvas. Kongo’s legs went out as he crashed to the canvas, and as Barry followed up to finish the show referee Dan Miragliotta had his hands on “HD” milliseconds away from stopping the fight. After a feeling-out process halfway through the first round, Barry would slip a jab from Kongo to land a massive overhand right behind the ear. The UFC shared a blast from the past on their Twitter account as they posted a clip of perhaps one of the greatest comebacks in UFC History. Once again, Kongo persisted and then threw out a desperation uppercut that snatched victory in an unbelievable moment. Carlo Ancelotti Says Richarlison And Jordan Pickford Incidents Might Have Played A Part In Lucas Digne's Red Card, Georges St-Pierre Gives His Honest Opinion On Khabib Nurmagomedov's Retirement From MMA, Sky Sports And BT Sport Both Want Â£14.95 Pay-Per-View Premier League Football Nixed, Joaquin Buckley Produces The Greatest Knockout In UFC History, You Can Get FIFA 21 Career Mode Advice From Ian Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov Only Lost Two Rounds In His Undefeated UFC Career, Khabib Nurmagomedov Retires From MMA After Beating Justin Gaethje At UFC 254, Ajax Beat 10 Man VVV-Venlo 13-0 In Eredivisie. Thereafter, as the two threw blind fists, Kongo ducked and came out with a clean, game-ending uppercut. It was a first-ever time in a UFC headlining spot for both men. Correspondent I June 27, 2011 Comments. “That is one of the craziest stoppages I have ever seen!” said Joe Rogan in utter shock at the comeback from Kongo. Even though Kongo was taking a devastating amount of damage, he did not give up his will to fight back.
Meanwhile, Barry went 2-4 in the UFC after the loss and then had a short-lived return to kickboxing.
Cheick Kongo's stunning victory over Pat Barry is still regarded as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history. He then immediately jumped on him and landed some devastating strikes with referee Dan Miragliotta watching on but refusing to stop the heavyweight bout. Cheick Kongo won the absolute dogfight in a way that we have seldom seen anyone else win.
Neither man was heavily favoured in the fight, with both being former kickboxers who possessed great knockout power on the feet. After Epic Comeback, Kongo Looks For Encore By Frank Curreri • Oct. 26, 2011 "I came here to win and I will win. You’ll be pressed to find a more stunning comeback than this. I’m going to knock him out.” - Cheick Kongo. This Day in MMA History: Cheick Kongo knocks out Pat Barry in comeback of the ages New, 7 comments You’ll be pressed to find a more stunning comeback than this. Kongo scored a massive knockout win at UFC Live: Kongo …
Cheick Kongo created history in 2011 as he gave fight fans a comeback so unforgettable that it still counts as one of the greatest moments in UFC History. Barry was still unconscious on the canvas with his eyes rolled to the back of his head as Kongo walked around the octagon with his hand proudly in the air.
In that, he tried scrambling with Barry while Barry’s back was toward the fence. The card was UFC on Versus 4 and it was originally supposed to be headlined by a welterweight fight between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt. When he hit me, I said, 'Whoa!' Barry came in with another huge right hand as the dizzy Kongo struggled to try to straighten up his body. Also read: “I Never Asked To Be A Fighter”- A Look Back At Mark Hunt KOs – The King Of Walk-Offs, Continue the conversation on the app, join other MMA fans on MMA Fans App, WATCH- Mike Perry Promises Mickey Gall a “Lit” Fight at Face-offs, UFC Announces Massive Fight For September 5th, “I Never Asked To Be A Fighter”- A Look Back At Mark Hunt KOs – The King Of Walk-Offs. Subsequently, he was able to get back up on his feet as his opponent made room for himself. The Heavyweight battle served as the main event of the evening. He's also an avid Bristol City fan. Somehow Kongo made it back to his feet, but a right hand from Barry put him down yet again. Cheick Kongo's stunning victory over Pat Barry is still regarded as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history. He threw a quick right jab right to Barry’s jaw. pic.twitter.com/TqRvQaWeFV. "I can say it was lucky, but I just worked all the defence I could do for this fight. ", Speaking last year, Kongo also revealed that his come-from-behind victory over Barry isn't his greatest comeback: "For me, that fight wasn't my best comeback.". Khabib announces retirement following UFC 254 win vs. Gaethje, Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje results and post-fight analysis, Pros react to Khabib’s win vs. Justin Gaethje, retirement announcement, White: Khabib broke his foot three weeks ago and never told anyone, Highlights: Khabib retires after choking Gaethje to sleep. UFC Results: Cheick Kongo Pulls off Epic Comeback, Knocks out Pat Barry Andrew Barr @ @andrewbarr8.
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