He’s back. After over a year layoff due to injury, Matt Mitrione makes his triumphant return, taking out submission specialist Phil De Fries. ‘Meathead‘ wasn’t wasting time, as he went straight forward from the bell, knocking De Fries off his base and finishing it in an astounding 19 seconds from the top.

Mitrione went on to tell the crowd that the win was very emotional for him, as his job was likely on the line, following back-to-back losses to Cheick Kong and Roy Nelson. With the win, the former professional NFL player returns to Florida to train with Rashad Evans’ Blackzillians.