Kongo wins unanimous decision over Mitrione

by Duane Finley | source: heavy.com

Tonight was supposed to be a test for Matt Mitrione. The former NFL player turned MMA fighter had won his first five fights and his opponent, Cheick Kongo, was going to prove whether or not Mitrione was ready for the next level.

No one said the test had to be exciting, and the results weren't necessarily clear.

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Cheick Kongo Vs. Matthew Mitrione
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Cheick Kongo <a href=Cheick Kongo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=0&y=0&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=7A750BA3-1D09-6BFC-E5908030F765295D.jpg" />
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 240 (108.86 kg)
Record 16-6-2
Name Matthew Mitrione No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 272 (123.38 kg)
Record 5-0-0
Cheick Kongo defeated Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28)


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CHiLLEN site profile image  

10/30/11 9:52 AM by CHiLLEN

I was so amped for this fight.. Damn what a let down. Congrats to Kongo

nobigdeal site profile image  

10/30/11 9:37 AM by nobigdeal

This. And as far as mitrione goes...... He just established himself as a guy who talks like a champion but will never fight for a championship. Him and congo would have been destroyed by Cain, dos Santos, overeem, Mir, lesnar, carwin , etc. Etc. This fight and most of the card (minus Jorgensen and curran) looked like amateur night at the local bar.

J-Lo tapped that ass site profile image  

10/30/11 9:30 AM by J-Lo tapped that ass

Man, this is supposed to be an MMA saavy board, yet the blind hate is insane sometimes.

truewrestler site profile image  

10/30/11 9:14 AM by truewrestler

Mitrione should have been able to pull that one out. I think if there was a rematch he would let his hands go more.On a related topic, does anyone else want to just stab their eyeballs when watching good strikers like Mirko and Kongo backup and not do anything. Really frustrating to watch considering their skills.

Combat Vette site profile image  

10/30/11 12:14 AM by Combat Vette

 Kongo sure is one fine specimen of a chocolate Frenchman.

twodragunns site profile image  

10/29/11 11:47 PM by twodragunns

My $$ was on Kongo, no way Meathead was gonna come out of nowhere having beat nobody. I always found him to be somewhat smug in the way he carries himself, but I'm sure he'll learn from this.

Hate420 site profile image  

10/29/11 11:45 PM by Hate420

^^lol....Im not even a Mitrione fan,Im just not blind like you

Stryfe1982 site profile image  

10/29/11 11:20 PM by Stryfe1982

He was circling backwards and throwing strikes. Mitrione danced forward and smiled. Did absolute jack shit. 3rd round, he slammed him twice, and bloodied him up with GnPYour boy lost, DEAL WITH IT!People who bring up join dates only prove they don't got jack shit in the argument. When all else fails, bring up the join date LMAO!!!!

easedel site profile image  

10/29/11 11:19 PM by easedel

You have some nerve calling someone a fanboy. Just by that post proves you are either a kongo fanboy or hater of the meathead.

Hate420 site profile image  

10/29/11 11:17 PM by Hate420

11ers gonna 11....a beatdown?what did he land?maybe 3 punches on the ground?? He ran backwards the first 2 rounds,thus giving up octagon control....its hard to do anything offensive when your opponent is backpeddling the entire time,Kongo made that fight boring,he fought scared,and was rewarded for it.


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