Although fans will have to wait a couple more months before Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub settle their ‘differences’ in the Octagon, the good news is that the heavyweight tilt has been rebooked for UFC 165 on September 21st. The two were originally set to fight at UFC on FOX 8 next Saturdy, however, Mitrione had to pull out of the bout due to an injury.
Last month the two got into it via Twitter, and exchange a flurry of insults, which got the hype train moving rather briskly for their fight. One of Mitrione’s comments was about Schaub’s recent unanimous decision win over Lavar Johnson in February, which prompted “Meathead” to ask “@BrendanSchaub remember when you fought Lavar Johnson? Yeah, me neither?”
The aforementioned victory was a big one for Schaub (9-3), as he was coming off KO losses to Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera and Ben Rothwell.
Mitrione (6-2) also got back on track in his last outing, as after losing a decision to Cheick Kongo and getting stopped by Roy Nelson, he KO’d Philip DeFries at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
UFC 165 will be hosted by Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones will meet Alexander Gustafsson in the main event. The card will also see interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao take on Eddie Wineland.
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