Mitrione to face Broughton at UFC on Fox 4
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An interesting obstacle for StreetMade fighter Matt Mitrione
Julien Solomita | Staff Writer/Journalist
After a decision loss to Phil de Fries at UFC 138, heavyweight Rob Broughton is set to be Matt Mitrione’s next opponent.
Mitrione (5-1) dropped a decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 137 after racking up five straight UFC victories (finishing four by knockout). Mitrione was originally slated to face Dave Herman at UFC 148 in July but Herman was a late replacement for an injured Gabriel Gonzaga.
Mitrione believes Broughton (13-6-1) will bring an intriguing test.
“It’s a good fight for me,” he said. “He’s coming from the Wolfslair gym where Kongo is as well, so it will be interesting to see how he approaches me after Kongo fought me.”
UFC on FOX 4 takes place on August 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hector Lombard is set to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on this card as well.