Leave it to a veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter" to step up for fill-in duties for the show's next live finale.
Following Wednesday's loss of headliner and head coach Shane Carwin due to a knee injury, "TUF 10" vet Matt Mitrione has stepped in as his replacement.
He now meets Roy Nelson next month in the headliner of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.
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Matt Mitrione will replace an injured Shane Carwin at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finale, meeting Roy Nelson in a heavyweight duel at the Dec. 15 event. read news >>
Just 24 hours after announcing the Shane Carwin blew out his knee and had to withdraw from his Ultimate Fighter Finale headlining bout with Roy Nelson, UFC officials have a new foe in place for Nelson. read news >>
After knocking out Matt Mitrione in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finale, Roy Nelson seems unconcerned with whether he will ever settle his business with Shane Carwin. read news >>
After scoring a huge knockout victory over Matt Mitrione in the TUF 16 Finale main event on Saturday night in Las Vegas, can Roy Nelson's critics finally be silenced? read news >>
For a guy who says he only started to learn about striking a few years ago, Roy Nelson certainly has picked up the art of the knockout and he added another to his resume on Saturday night. read news >>
TUF 16 Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione live results and play-by-play on Saturday, December 15. The main event features Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione. read news >>
TUF 16 Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione quick results on Saturday, December 15. The main event features Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione. read news >>
UFC President Dana White reveals that Matt Mitrione wasn't the first fighter they called when a replacement was needed to face Roy Nelson at the TUF 16 finale. read news >>
A knee injury has forced Shane Carwin to withdraw from his bout against rival coach Roy Nelson at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finale, according to UFC President Dana White. read news >>
Dana White probably hit the nail right on the head, and it's something he's far too used to.
"It never ends," the UFC president said in a Wednesday post on Twitter announcing the latest injury to blindside the promotion a short time before a main event: Shane Carwin is injured and out of his fight against Roy Nelson.
Carwin and Nelson were scheduled to meet in the main event of the TUF 16 Finale a month from now in Las Vegas.
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