Cheick Kongo (Photo: mmafighting.com)
UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry - Pittsburgh, Pa. – Consol Energy Center – June 26, 2011
Cheick Kongo survived a near-knockout to KO Pat Barry in the main event of UFC on Versus 4.
On two occasions, the referee could have stopped the fight in favor of Barry. At one point, the announcer says, “It’s over.”
But Kongo kept getting up and rallied for the biggest comeback win of 2011.
Watch the amazing finish for yourself.
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