Mitrione’s planned heavyweight meeting with Brendan
Schaub has been pulled from the
UFC on Fox 8 bill after Mitrione suffered a training
UFC officials announced the news on Thursday, confirming that
the fight will be rescheduled for a future event. The change marks
the third alteration to the UFC on Fox 8 card today, as the
promotion earlier revealed that Bobby
Voelker and Tim Means will
replace the injured Siyar
Bahadurzada and Bobby Green
at the July 27 event.
UFC on Fox 8 takes place at Seattle’s KeyArena and is headlined by
a flyweight title confrontation between Demetrious
Johnson and John Moraga.
The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network and
will also showcase a welterweight co-headliner pitting Jake
Ellenberger against Rory
Both Mitrione and Schaub are alumni of “The Ultimate Fighter 10”
and former professional football players. Following his time on the
reality show, Mitrione rattled off five straight wins to begin his
UFC career before suffering back-to-back losses to Cheick Kongo
Nelson. “Meathead” righted his ship in his last outing,
however, as the 34-year-old knocked out British grappler Philip De
Fries in just 19 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 9.
Like his former “TUF 10” cast mate, Schaub also halted a two-fight
skid in his most recent contest, when he outpointed Lavar
Johnson in a grinding unanimous decision this past February.
Schaub posted four straight wins after falling to Nelson in the
“TUF 10” finals, defeating the likes of Gabriel
Gonzaga and Mirko
Filipovic before suffering consecutive knockouts at the hands
Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben