With the news that UFC 137 lost its original main event, the entire card has been reshuffled to accommodate the absence of GSP vs. Condit.
First on the list, was filling the main-event slot with Penn vs. Diaz and now the UFC has apparently decided on their co-headliner and it comes in the form of a heavyweight attraction between Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo.
“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was set to feature a welterweight championship bout between George St Pierre and Carlos Condit. However GSP was forced to withdraw with a knee injury and in his place will come BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz.
Kongo was last seen in action in a first round knockout over Mitrione’s teammate, Pat Barry at last month’s UFC on Versus 4 main event. The win marked the end of a two fight losing streak to both Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir respectively.
Mitrione will look to avenge his teammate’s loss and keep his momentum going since his time on The Ultimate Fighter reality series. The undefeated heavyweight has taken out every fighter the UFC has put in front of him including, Kimbo Slice, Joey Beltran, Tim Hague and most recently Christian Morecraft.