A heavyweight pairing between Soa Palelei and Pat Barry has been set for UFC Fight Night 33. Australian outlet WAtoday.com.au first announced the bout and UFC officials have since confirmed the booking.
The two big men are both in need of a victory after disappointing outings in their previous fights. While Palelei would get his hand raised at UFC 164, his disappointing performance against Nikita Kylov was mocked by many before it was revealed he was injured prior to the bout. His opponent, Barry, dropped to 2-2 after a devastating loss to Shawn Jordan at UFC 161.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place December 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight battle between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. UFC Fight Night 33 will air live on FOX Sports 1.