Matt Mitrione at UFC 119

Matt Mitrione

A heavyweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 137 fight card with former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Matt Mitrione facing Cheick Kongo.

UFC officials confirmed the bout on Thursday.

With a 5-0 record since his time on the reality show, Matt Mitrione has become the next big thing in the UFC’s heavyweight division.

A powerfully strong fighter with true knockout power, Mitrione has looked better with each fight, and kept his record flawless with his last win over Christian Morecraft at UFC on Versus 4.

The former Purdue wrestler didn’t take much time off following his win however as he headed to Cincinnati to help Rich Franklin in his preparation for his bout against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 133.

Mitrione’s hard work will pay off in October when he faces Frenchman Cheick Kongo at UFC 137.

Cheick Kongo also fought on the UFC on Versus 4 fight card, but had a much different ending to his fight than Mitrione did that night. After getting dropped twice early by opponent Pat Barry, Kongo fired back with a hail mary shot that knocked Barry out.

It may be one of the greatest comebacks in MMA history, and when it was over Kongo was victorious. He’ll try to duplicate the winning part anyways when he faces Mitrione in October.

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