SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: UFC fighter Matt Mitrione of the USA learns how to surf at Bondi Beach on February 25 2011 in Sydney Australia. UFC 127 is taking place in Sydney on February 27 2011. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Meathead returns! (again)
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 against Rob Broughton at the UFC on FX 5 event scheduled for October 5, 2012 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
They were originally scheduled to face off at UFC on FOX 4 this weekend in Los Angeles, California, but Broughton was forced to put things on hold to clear up a few "personal issues." His ducks now appear to be all in a row, as MMA Weekly brought word of the heavyweight booking earlier today.
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.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for upcoming details on this still-developing fight card.