UFC 161 Adds Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan, Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Several fight announcements continue to roll out for the UFC 161 card in Canada, as a heavyweight and welterweight match have been confirmed for June 15.
UFC Canada's official Twitter account further solidified the news, posting it on their feed:
This will mark "HD" Barry's second fight in Canada during his MMA career, with his last bout there ending in a submission defeat to Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic.
Since then, Barry has posted a split 3-3 record in the UFC and will enter UFC 161 off a knockout win over Shane del Rosario.
Early Call: Barry or Jordan?
Bellator MMA and Strikeforce veteran Jordan has also stayed afloat in the heavyweight ranks, posting a 2-1 record in his three UFC fights with a recent TKO win against Mike Russow—Jordan's 14th victory out of 18 career bouts.
"The Savage" is far from the only former Strikeforce veteran on the card, though.
Woodley enters his fight with Jake Shields riding the momentum of a fantastic 36-second knockout finish over Jay Hieron, which boosts an 11-1 record against strong competition including Nate Marquardt, Paul Daley and Tarec Saffiedine.
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Shields will mark this as his first fight back off a positive test for banned substances. Originally, he had pulled out a decision win against Ed Herman at UFC 150, but the result was changed to a no-contest.
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