With Carwin injured, Matt Mitrione in vs. Roy Nelson at TUF 16 finale

by Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie
 

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.

Officials today announced verbal agreements are in place for the fight. Mitrione was slated to fight Philip De Fries at the year-end UFC 155 event. However, according to officials, De Fries will get a new opponent.

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TUF 16 Finale
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casin
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec. 15, 2012
Broadcast: FX (Main Card), FUEL TV (prelim card)

Main Card
Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione
TUF 16 tournament final
James Head vs. Mike Pyle
Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian
Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario
Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner
Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier

Prelim Card
Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger
Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius
Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel
Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana
John Cofer vs. Mike Rio
Jared Papazian vs. Tim Elliott

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TenOfSwords site profile image  

11/17/12 3:33 AM by TenOfSwords

If Nelson is the favorite I'll take Meathead as an underdog with the 9-inch reach advantage he has.

jkennedy site profile image  

11/17/12 3:32 AM by jkennedy

Sorry I missed that meeting.

irishman84 site profile image  

11/17/12 1:11 AM by irishman84

I guess we've got diferent definitions of slow/ boring/ wind-milling. Meathead is pretty fast for a HW and his striking is technically sharp IMO. Roy gases a bit i guess but idk how it can stick out that bad with what if not mistaken has been a deec record since he came over. to each his own tho

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

11/17/12 1:04 AM by MasterofMartialArts

Yes, hence my post.

irishman84 site profile image  

11/17/12 1:02 AM by irishman84

his uppercuts make my dick hard

irishman84 site profile image  

11/17/12 1:01 AM by irishman84

have you ever seen meathead fight bro? or Roy for that matter

dahosse site profile image  

11/17/12 12:51 AM by dahosse

I actually like meat in this matchup.

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

11/17/12 12:22 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

The shots he took in that fight were nothing short of incredible. To survive that shows his great heart, chin, and recovery.     

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

11/17/12 12:16 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

So Kongo DID turn Roy Nelson down 

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

11/17/12 12:07 AM by MasterofMartialArts

This fight should be a slow-paced, boring, windmill-punching, gassing in the first round, falling to the floor shitfest.