Archive: matt mitrione

Dec 13, 2014 5:25 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Mitrione Makes Quick Work of Gonzaga

One fight into the main card and we already have a knockout! Mitrione rocked Gonzaga with a right hand and a left behind it. Gonzaga fell to his knees and tried to get back to his feet, but Mitrione kept him grounded with a flurry of attacks. Gonzaga tried to dive for the ankles but...

Sep 18, 2014 5:09 am

Mitrione Looking For Step Up In Competition, Looking To Fight Arlovski

Matt Mitrione is fresh off his quick first round KO over Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 50 earlier this month, and is looking for a quick turnaround. Mitrione is 8-3 in the UFC, and is looking for a step up in competition after extending his win streak to two. His sights are set on...

Sep 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson 2 almost happened at Bellator 123

Former Bellator matchmaker, Sam Caplan was recently interviewed by Sherdog and shared some interesting stories regarding his time with the promotion. Among these, was a story from just months ago, on how Bellator almost had Kimbo Slice convinced to make a return to Mixed Martial Arts: “I wanted Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson for Bellator 123. That was...


Jul 10, 2014 6:38 am

Overeem vs. Rothwell, Mitrione vs. Lewis Added to UFC Fight Night 50

UFC Fight Night 50 will bring fight fans to the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 5th, and with this event will come two hard-hitting heavyweight bouts: Allistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis. Overeem most recently saw a desicion victory at UFC 169 against Frank Mir after...

Jul 5, 2014 9:35 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Weidman Retains Against Machida in FOTY Candidate

Chris Weidman turned the tables on Lyoto Machida and controlled the center of the octagon, dictating where the fight went. Weidman constantly backed Machida up against the fence, and this limited whatever space Machida needed to be elusive and cut his offense in half. Weidman had some issues taking Machida down, but when he finally...

Jul 5, 2014 8:46 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Rousey KOs Davis in 16 Seconds, Retains Championship

Ronda Rousey is one of a kind. She now possesses the second fastest knockout in UFC history and the fastest championship defense in UFC history. When Davis and Rousey met in the middle of the octagon, Rousey caught her with a right hand and a knee to the body. Davis doubled over and Rousey took...

Jul 5, 2014 8:22 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Hall Breaks Toe in 1st Round, Still Beats Santos

Uriah Hall may be one of the toughest fighters to step foot in the octagon. Hall broke his toe and continued to throw kicks with his foot for the remainder of the bout. Hall sported a limp the entire fight, but he made it clear that he was not going to let the injury stop...

Jul 5, 2014 7:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Struve/Mitrione Canceled Due to Struve’s Health Issues

Mike Goldberg has just confirmed on the “UFC 175” broadcast that Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione’s fight has been canceled due to health issues on Struve’s end. Goldberg brought UFC Medical Consultant Dr. Jeffery Davidson on screen and shared what exactly happened with Struve backstage. Apparently, Struve was having heart palpitations during his medical exam...

Jul 5, 2014 7:40 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Doane Earns Controversial Decision Win Against Brimage

Marcus Brimage made his bantamweight debut tonight and looked fantastic. His decreased muscle mass improved his gas tank and he looked fresh, fast, and responsive throughout the entire fight. This is the best he has ever looked. The judges, however, did not look that great when their announcement was read. When standing, Brimage dominated Doane...

Jul 5, 2014 6:53 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Faber Forces Caceres to Submit in Round 3

The bout was scrappy, but surprisingly even while standing. Both Faber and Caceres would get their share of shots in before the fight hit the ground where Faber began to shine. Even though he defended more than half of Faber’s takedown attempts, it seemed as if Caceres had no answer for Faber’s ground game. Caceres...

Jul 5, 2014 6:28 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Robertson Smothers Alcantara en route to Decision Victory

Kenny Robertson showcased his grappling skills on the ground with his victory against Ildemar Alcantara tonight at “UFC 175”. They were the co-main event of the Fox Sports 1 portion of the card and it was a one-sided beating. Once Robertson got Alcantara to the ground, there was no question who was going to come...

Jul 5, 2014 6:05 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Santos Holds Camozzi Down for Decision Win

Bruno Santos frustrated fans and Chris Camozzi with his performance inside the octagon, but the fact remains that he did just enough to pick up a victory by way of judges’ decision. Chris Camozzi looked to be on his way to a victory with his strategy in the first round. He forced the bulky Santos...

Jul 5, 2014 5:20 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Font Knocks Roop Out in Round 1

Most fans were waiting to tune into Fox Sports 1 for the Urijah Faber bout, but Rob Font gave a nice treat to those who tuned in to see him. Most suspected Font to struggle to overcome Roop’s reach advantage, but he stood inside the instance in the middle of the octagon and had no...

Jul 5, 2014 4:48 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Zachrich Earns Decision Win Over Vasconcelos

Luke Zachrich and Guilherme Vasconcelos wrapped up the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary bouts with a middleweight contest. Even though it wasn’t as exciting as the first fight of the night, it was a strategic contest that saw the same pace throughout the entire bout. Zachrich and Vasconcelos met in the center of...

Jul 5, 2014 4:18 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Casey Rattles Bush Early, Earns 1st Round TKO

“King” Kevin Casey is back in the UFC, and it looks like he is here to stay. Kevin Casey and Bubba Bush kicked off the night of fights on UFC Fight Pass with their middleweight contest. Casey showed a great deal of improvement since his time in the octagon at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale”....

Jul 3, 2014 8:33 am

Struve: My best years are coming up!

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) returns to the octagon this Saturday night when he meets Matt Mitrione (7-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on the UFC 175 main card. The 7-foot Dutchman has been out of action since March of 2013, this after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. At...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...

Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...

Jun 23, 2014 9:30 am

Fight Flashback: Stefan Struve Submits Pat Barry At UFC Live

In the UFC’s submission of the week, we take a look back at UFC live from 2011 where Stefan Struve submitted Pat Barry with a beautiful triangle choke after being slammed by the kickboxer. Check it out below. Struve returns to action at UFC 175 against Matt Mitrione on July 5th after almost a year...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Struve: Mitrione is ‘pathetic’

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s been over a year since Stefan Struve has been in the Octagon. It was in that same fight where Mark Hunt shattered the jaw of “skyscraper”. Shortly after the fight it was discovered that Struve suffered from a leaky aortic valve in his heart. Meaning his heart was divided into two...

May 8, 2014 8:50 am

Stefan Struve’s UFC Return Scheduled For UFC 175 – Meets Matt Mitrione

Every once in a while, it’s nice to break away from the cynical, sensational and sometimes judgmental stories that MMA sites typically churn out, and have ourselves a little feelgood story. Well, here it is. Stefan Struve – the freakishly tall heavyweight who had been sidelined by a heart condition – has been cleared to resume his MMA career....

Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Brendan Schaub vs. Andrei Arlovski Is Official For UFC 174

  Yesterday, UFC president Dana White welcomed former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski back to the octagon via twitter. The promotion wasted no time in finding “The Pitbull” a fight. The UFC announced today that Arlovski would be welcomed back into the octagon by Brendan Schaub. .@BrendanSchaub vs @AndreiArlovski added to #UFC174! Get tix NOW...

Jan 4, 2014 10:18 am

Mitrione vs. Jordan Added To TUF China Finale Card

UFC officials have announced the addition of a heavyweight bout to the upcoming TUF China Finale event. UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer confirmed the additional of several bouts to the card recently, including a heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan. The UFC’s TUF China Finale event goes down on March 1 at...

Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

VIDEO | Matt Mitrione Flips Our After Losing NAGA Grappling Match

Who likes to lose? No one likes to lose, but we can add Matt Mitrione to the list of people who just flat out lose their cool when defeated in competition. In the video UFC the UFC heavyweight fighter is seen getting really ticked off about a match that didn’t go his way at a...

Sep 23, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC 165 Medical Suspensions: Jones and Gustafsson Out For 60 Days

The Ontario Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing at UFC 165. The card took place this past Saturday on September 21st and saw a decent amount of blood spill. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended for 60 days. These...