“UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry” took place Sunday night inside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Although Cheick Kongo’s come-from-behind knockout victory over Pat Barry in the night’s featured contest provided more than enough thrills for a freebie fight card, it was Charlie Brenneman’s unanimous decision win over red hot Rick Story that was the talk of the event.
Brenneman served as a last-minute replacement for Nate Marquardt, who failed to provide the medical documentation the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission requested from him six weeks ago. And just like that, another welterweight contender was born.
Michael Johnson Defeated Edward Faaloloto via TKO (Strikes) at 4:42 in the 1stRound
Ricardo Lamas Defeated Matt Grice via TKO (Strikes) at 4:41 in the 1stRound
Charles Oliveira Defeated Nik Lentz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1:48 in the 2ndRound
Rich Attonito Defeated Daniel Roberts via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joe Lauzon Defeated Curt Warburton via Submission (Kimura) at 1:58 in the 1stRound
Javier Vazquez Defeated Joe Stevenson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Tyson Griffin Defeated Manny Gamburyan via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)
Matt Mitrione Defeated Christian Morecraft via KO (Strikes) at 4:28 in the 2ndRound
Matt Brown Defeated John Howard via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Charlie Brenneman Defeated Rick Story via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cheick Kongo Defeated Pat Barry via KO at 2:39 in the 1stRound
Fight of the Night:
Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Joe Lauzon ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Cheick Kongo ($50,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
UFC president Dana White announced 7,792 fans packed the arena for a live gate of $562,310.
White claimed it was one of the best cards the UFC has EVER had.
He gave Story mad props for taking a fight against Marquardt on three weeks notice, as well as agreeing to face Brennemen one day before game time.
Story said he didn’t regret making the decision to fight. Dana sounded like he’s got his back, so Story should be all good despite the loss.
Brennemen was thrilled to get the win in front of his hometown. He was all smiles throughout the presser.
Barry thought the fight was going to get stopped, but he never slowed his attack thinking it would be. Wouldn’t make excuses for allowing Kongo to comeback.
Kongo expressed relief in getting the win after his controversial draw against Travis Browne at UFC 120.