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“Unfair Match Up”: Fans React as UFC Couple Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry Set to Compete Together at FURY Pro Grappling 6

Published 12/27/2022, 6:18 AM EST

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Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry are both household names in the UFC. The duo has showcased a unique example of how love can prevail even inside the bloody sport of MMA. They are one of the most noted couples of the UFC who stay in the headlines a lot. Many will agree that they are an authentic example of a ‘power couple’. Namajunas is a 2-time UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and one of the most noted female fighters in the entire company. Pat Barry is an MMA fighter with an 8-7-0 record and last fought in 2013. They will soon be seen in a grappling match as a couple. Recently, the grappling promotion named Fury Professional Grappling set up a unique event where both the king and queen of this power couple, go to war.

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The event would feature both Rose Namajunas and Barry taking on their own opponents on the same night. ‘Thug’ Namajunas and ‘HD’ Barry both shared the official poster of their showdown, reflecting their excitement about the fight. The event poster was also shared on the Instagram profile of the noted MMA athlete management and marketing house, ‘SuckerPunch Entertainment’. Their post garnered a massive number of reactions from the fans as well.

Most fans predicted an unfavorable outcome for Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry


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‘SuckerPunch Entertainment’ captioned their Instagram post as, Tune in Friday and watch @hypeordie and @rosenamajunas compete together in @furygrappling Pat will be facing Jonathan Pellot and Rose will be facing Gillian Robertson #represented.

It lured out a lot of reactions from the fans. But, quite a few of them implied that either both or any one of the power couple may end up defeated. One such follower wrote, “Love Rose but Gillian is likely to sub her”.


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Another one predicted a defeat for both ‘Thug’ and ‘HD’ writing, both the namajunas girls gonna lose!”. His mockery of Barry was apparent.

One more user decided to run against Barry. He replied, “hope he get wristlocked”. Evidently, this user wanted Barry to be defeated by Jonathan Pellot. Despite a few positive ones, a large chunk of fans pointed out their poor grappling skills and thereby made such predictions.

The fans had a variety of other opinions about the bouts of Namajunas and Pat Barry

One of the fans lauded the status that this ‘Thug’-‘HD’ couple held. He wrote, Power couple right there.” Many MMA fans will find themselves in agreement with this comment. Another one was interested to see them compete under a different promotion. They stated, “I would or rather seen you guys go to power slap.”


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A fan presented his opinion writing, Unfair match up.” The social media user probably missed out on the caption of the post and mistook the bout to be Namajunas vs Barry. A few other comments also showcased the same mistake.

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One user finally decided to clarify the mistaken ones with his comment, “Calm down guys they are competing together not against each other… jeez”.

How do you think the bouts of ‘Thug’ and ‘HD’ will unfold? Do you predict an all-win for the couple?

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Written by:

Souvik Roy


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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.
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Rohini Kottu