Heavyweights Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft will be squaring off on the main card of tomorrow’s UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller event, with both men looking to rebound from recent losses.
For Barry, an experienced kickboxer who’s dropped his last two MMA fights, this bout will be much like his others: he’ll be facing a bigger, taller opponent that he’ll charge headlong at just like all the others.
“He’s 6’6″, and I am about 5’10”, but everyone is taller than me so this isn’t any real big deal to me,” said Barry. “I am coming off two losses but losses in great fights. I am here to win – but I won’t fight any other way than bomb, bomb, bombs away! Whether I am 0-2 in my last two or if I was 40-0, I would fight the same. I punch and kick full power with every shot until the other guy falls or I fall. It’s what I do, it is what I am.”
Though 1-2 in his UFC career and with his last fight ending via second round knockout to fellow up-and-comer Matt Mitrione, don’t look for 25-year-old Christian Morecraft to play it safe against Barry either.
“Being on FX is great for me at this stage of my career. There will be a lot of people watching this and I am on the main card, which means more attention on this fight. That brings added pressure for some people, but for me that’s added excitement and added fun,” said Morecraft. “Pat Barry is a good striker who goes looking for you, but then so am I. This will be a great fight for however long it lasts.”
UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller goes down tomorrow night from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. FightLine will be back with live, ongoing coverage of the event.