Dean Barry To Make UFC Debut Against Mike Jackson On Apr. 23

Third time’s the charm? We’ll see if that’s true for this UFC matchup.

According to sources, Ireland’s Dean Barry will take on Mike ‘The Truth’ Jackson in a UFC event on April 23rd. They will meet in a welterweight bout.

The two have been booked to fight each other twice already. Barry was supposed to make his UFC debut against Jackson in January 2021. Jackson would pull out and the bout was rebooked for May. The luck wouldn’t be present in the sequel, with Barry withdrawing.

Barry who was signed to the UFC at 3-1 would be momentarily released from his contract. The promotion had wanted to see him get another win on the regional scene before fighting in the Octagon. And so he did.

After a few more fight fallouts, ‘The Sniper’ would return in emphatic fashion to end 2021. In December, he would get a stunning 21-second KO of Drew Lipton at Titan FC 73. This would be enough to seal another deal with the UFC, with Barry putting the pen to a contract a few days ago.

Barry joins Conor McGregor and Ian Garry as the third active UFC fighter on the roster.

He draws Mike Jackson in his first outing.

Jackson hasn’t fought since 2018, where he initially beat pro wrestling superstar CM Punk by decision. However, Jackson’s win would be turned into a ‘no contest’ after he tested positive for marijuana.

‘The Truth’ is now 0-1 in pro MMA, with his only loss coming to Mickey Gall back in 2016. He looks to get his first official win against Dean Barry when they meet in the Octagon on April 23rd.


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