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Styles aside, Barnett says both Lesnar?s pro and amateur wrestling backgrounds were a tremendous help going into that fight.

?He has an incredible amateur wrestling background, which is
the best base to start off with in my opinion,
? Barnett said. ?But all
that time spent in front of so many people doing so many big shows and
all that comes with it had to factor into this. I would venture to say
that?s probably why he was able to come into a big title fight like
that so early in his career and be able to handle all the pressure with
it and come out with the gold around his waist.?

main event of ?Day of Reckoning? features Arlovski (15-5) taking on
Emelianenko (28-1) for the WAMMA heavyweight strap. The bout, along
with Barnett vs. Yvel, is part of a mini-heavyweight tournament in
which the winners will face off later in 2009. It also means there?s a
chance Barnett and Emelianenko, two good friends, could face each other
in the ring. But it?s a bout Barnett understands has to happen.

?We both understand it?s a very lucrative fight,? Barnett said. ?It?s probably one we?ll only do once. We?ll get to it.?