Pat Barry returns to combat sports after more than eight years with FURY Pro Grappling 6 booking
Pat Barry will join his partner Rose Namajunas on the grappling mats later this week.
In what will be his first combat sports competition since May 2014, former kickboxing standout and UFC veteran Barry will put his submission skills to the test when he meets Jonathan Pellet at FURY Pro Grappling 6.
The heavyweight match takes place Dec. 30 at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Barry, who since retiring from combat sports has transitioned into a coaching role for his fiancé Namajunas en route to two UFC strawweight title reigns, ended his own career on a negative slide of results.
After losing five of his final seven UFC fights – all by stoppage – Barry parted ways with the promotion in 2013. He made a one-stop return to the kickboxing ring under the GLORY banner, but was badly knocked out by Zack Mwekassa.
Barry will compete prior to Namajunas, who meets Gillian Robertson in the headliner of the card.