UFC Fight Night 33: Pat Barry vs Soa Palelei Prediction

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Pat Barry and Soa Palelei are set to do battle this weekend for UFC Fight Night 33. There is a lot on the line for both of these fighters, because if they can get an impressive win, they put themselves in position for bigger fights in the future. Both have power in their hands, so it could end rather quickly. Let’s now take a look at how they stack up and make a prediction.

Barry has been known for his kickboxing skills. He can end the fight with his feet or hands, making him a dynamic fighter when the fight remains standing. He’s gone to war with some great opponents, such as Joey Beltran, Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve. He’s shown flashes of brilliance, but he’s also lost in devastating fashion, particularly on the ground. However, he shouldn’t find himself in trouble there when he takes on Soa, as Soa is a fighter that is content to exchange on the feet.

Soa has power in his hands, having finished a majority of his fights by way of TKO and KO. He will look to exchange with Barry on the feet, making this an exciting one for the fans. Barry will be the better conditioned fighter in this bout, which serves him well. He will land devastating leg kicks on Soa, which will add up as the fight goes on. At some point, Barry will unleash a flurry of punches, which will stun Soa. Barry will finish it off with strikes on the ground, getting the win in impressive fashion.

Final Prediction: Pat Barry wins via TKO in the second round

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.