Brendan Schaub Mirko CroCop UFC 128A heavyweight bout between Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione has been rescheduled for UFC 165 on Sept. 21 in Toronto, according to a report from the Phoenix Star. UFC officials later confirmed the move.

The two were originally slated to meet at next week’s UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle, but Mitrione suffered an injury. Instead of finding a new opponent for Schaub, UFC officials opted to keep the bout intact and push it back a couple of months.

Schaub and Mitrione each made his way to the Octagon via The Ultimate Fighter 10: The Heavyweights, but both being members of Team Evans on the reality show, they never fought each other.

Mitrione (6-2) won his most recent bout, defeating Phil DeFries in just 19 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 9. The victory ended a two-fight skid for the former NFL player. He has only ever fought under the UFC banner during his professional MMA career.

Mitrione quickly landed in hot water following the victory. He was handed a fine and suspension for breach of contract when he went on a rant about transgender fighter Fallon Fox during an online radio show.

He’ll square up with Schaub (9-3), also a former NFL player.

Like Mitrione, Schaub recently bounced back from back-to-back losses. He won a dominant three-round unanimous decision victory over Lavar Johnson at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts his belt on the line against Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 165 main event. Jones will be gunning for sole possession of the UFC records for most consecutive and most successful light heavyweight title defenses.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 81’s Mitrione: I could easily walk away if I lose or don’t get money I want

  • 29 days ago
  • 53 views

BOSTON – UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione is approaching his UFC Fight Night 81 bout against Travis Browne with a wait-and-see attitude.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 42: Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Episode No. 42 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast, featuring Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell and John Wilkes Booth, is now available for streaming and download.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 18 headliner Anthony Johnson plans on retiring within three years

  • 27 days ago
  • 46 views

Veteran UFC fighter Anthony Johnson is on the cusp of another title shot in the light heavyweight division, but he’s already got plans to walk away from the sport.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 results: Travis Browne stops Matt Mitrione with third round TKO

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

BOSTON – Two eye pokes from Travis Browne flustered Matt Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 81, but it was a right hand that left Mitrione’s eye badly swollen before a third round TKO.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Results: Travis Browne Finishes Matt Mitrione by TKO

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

Sixth-ranked heavyweight Travis Browne rebounded from his loss to Andrei Arlovski in May by putting 14th-ranked Matt Mitrione away at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on Sunday. read news >>

Matt Mitrione’s Eye is All Sorts of Jacked Up!

  • 26 days ago
  • 19 views

Check out heavyweight Matt Mitrione's eye after his third-round TKO loss to Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Video Highlights: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione

  • 26 days ago
  • 35 views

Watch the video highlights of the UFC Fight Night 81 bout between Travis Browne and Matt Mitrione. read news >>

Matt Mitrione's eye looks like something out of 'Star Wars' after UFC Fight Night 81

  • 26 days ago
  • 100 views

Matt Mitrione’s right eye took an ungodly amount of abuse in his UFC Fight Night 81 loss to Travis Browne. First, Browne landed a pair of eye pokes that had Mitrione telling the referee he was seeing read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione video highlights

  • 26 days ago
  • 107 views

When MMA fans look back on Travis Browne’s win over Matt Mitrione, it will likely be Mitrione’s eye that sticks in the memory. A thudding punch from Browne caused grotesque swelling over Mitrione’s r read news >>

Travis Browne Beats Matt Mitrione in Foul-Filled Fight at UFC Fight Night 81

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

Matt Mitrione and Travis Browne entered UFC Fight Night 81 at a career crossroads. Mitrione walked into the cage with free agency in mind. Openly discussing his intent to test the market, this bout w read news >>