Matt Mitrione will try to punch his ticket back into heavyweight relevancy at UFC on FOX 4 in August. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE.
Former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 contestant Matt Mitrione, who vowed to improve after losing a unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 137 last October, will finally get his chance when he slugs it out with Rob Broughton at the UFC on FOX 4 event scheduled for the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012.
Mitrione (4-1) saw his perfect record go up in smoke against the powerful Parisian, but prior to that, had amassed an impressive list of victims that included four devastating stoppages by way of knockout.
Can he get back into the win column against the British "Bear?"
Broughton (15-7) is undoubtedly facing the ZUFFA firing squad after dropping back-to-back losses to Travis Browne at UFC 135 and Philip De Fries at UFC 138. That puts him at 1-3 inside the world's largest fight promotion after rattling off four straight wins to earn him a trip to the big show.
Time to make a statement.
UFC on FOX 4 is expected to feature the recently announced middleweight bout of Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann. Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida and Terry Etim vs. Joe Lauzon are also scheduled for the "City of Angels."
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