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UFC veteran Pat Barry to face Mourad Bouzidi at Glory 20 in April

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Pat Barry is returning to the kickboxing ring.

The former UFC veteran will take on Mourad Bouzidi at Glory 20 on April 3 in Dubai. Barry was knocked out in the first round by Zack Mekwessa in his Glory debut last May at Glory 16.

It will actually be Barry's second kickboxing match in three months. "HD" meets Domoreo Dennis at Legacy Kickboxing's event in Texas on Friday night.

Barry, who is 16-6-1 in his pro kickboxing career, spent five years in the UFC, putting together a record of 5-7. The heavy-handed heavyweight remained a fan favorite and one of the more exciting fighters in the division. The 35-year-old was released from the UFC after a loss to Soa Palelei in December 2013 and announced his return to kickboxing, his original combat sport.

Bouzidi (76-22-2) is moving back up to heavyweight after a stint in the light heavyweight division. The Tunisian standout is coming off a unanimous decision win over Randy Blake at Glory 15 last April. Bouzidi's Glory record is 2-4.

Glory 20 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Gabrial Varga and Mosab Amrani. The card marks Glory's first foray into the Middle East.