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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Pat Barry to face Shane Del Rosario

By Brett Okamoto
ESPN.com

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry and Shane Del Rosario has been added to "The Ultimate Fighter" 16 Finale on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas.

Sources have confirmed to ESPN.com both fighters have agreed to the bout. The TUF 16 Finale is scheduled to take place at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Barry (7-5) hasn't fought since suffering a first-round TKO loss to Lavar Johnson at a UFC on Fox event in May. The 33-year-old heavyweight holds a 4-5 record in the UFC, with all five losses coming by way of knockout or submission.

Del Rosario (11-1) fell short in his UFC debut in May, taking a second-round TKO loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 146. The California native entered the UFC after a strong run in Strikeforce, where he was 3-0, including a submission win over Johnson.

The 29-year-old prospect missed out on most of 2011 with injuries he suffered in a car accident.

Another heavyweight showdown between Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin is scheduled to headline the TUF 16 Finale.