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Completed MMA Bout

Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Matt Mitrione defeats Tim Hague via KO/TKO at 2:59 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Matt Mitrione
Mmaweekly large Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague

Mitrione
KO/TKO
Round 1

Matt Mitrione Tim Hague

"The Thrashing Machine"

3-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-4-0
Climbed to 4-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-5
-260 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +220 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Ca Canada
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Fighting out of   Edmonton, Alberta
32 years, 6 months   Age at Fight   27 years, 4 months, 3 days
260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   256.5 lbs (116.3 kgs)
6'2" (189cm)   Height   6'4" (193cm)
79.0" (201cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
  Gym   Complete Fitness and Martial Arts
UFC Fight Night 23
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
  • Date: Saturday 01.22.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: Fort Hood
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Killeen, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Mitrione Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hague Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Mitrione vs. Hague Wiki Update Wiki

Former TUF contestant and NFL football player Matt "Meat" Mitrione once again made his case as not only a serious mixed martial artist, but a potential divisional contender, with a knockout win over the sturdy Tim Hague at UFC's Fight for the Troops event on Spike TV.


Mitrione's first round KO was the second of three such conclusions to end the night, and came courtesy of a powerful left straight down the pipe that dropped Hague just under the three minute mark. Some perfunctory shots to the downed Hague finished things off as referee Dan Miragliotta separated the two fighters and waved matters off. Joe Rogan's in-fight commentary once again focused on the unusually dexterous footwork shown by the 260 lb. Mitrione, who showed himself able to stay light on his feet despite being one of the UFC's biggest fighters. He proved more maneuverable than Hague, who had found himself invited back inside the Octagon for his third stint in the promotion after some impressive performances outside it.


The pre-fight talk centered on Mitrione's tendency, irritating to some opponents, to smile his way through his Octagon encounters. Mitrione swore he would smile again throughout, and do so afterwards as well, and the prediction came true. He beamed through the post-fight interview, in which he paid homage to 135 pound champion Dominick Cruz. “I wanted to be a 265 pound Dominick Cruz,” said Mitrione. The win moved him upwards in the heavyweight divisional ladder as Hague once again found himself clinging to his job in the world's biggest promotion.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:46 PM ET
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Mitrione vs. Hague Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 433  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
Mitrione
86%
Hague
14%

Mitrione vs. Hague Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Group of paid killers and me night before the fight http://plixi.com/p/72947083
5 days
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awesome!RT @BigSexyMcCorkle: follow @Jennifer_Swift AKA Ms Tapout. That is unless you're not into girls. I'm talking to you @mattmitrione
5 days
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RT @BigSexyMcCorkle: follow @Jennifer_Swift AKA Ms Tapout. That is unless you're not into girls. I'm talking to you @mattmitrione
5 days
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(mod post) - Tim Hague released from UFC after Matt Mitrione Fight. Get better, then get back into the game Tim. http://fb.me/SWlq8gNV
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Yup. Its on my FB fan page under info. RT @RobertsShawn: @mattmitrione you do any autographs through the mail?
4 days
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If someone wants me there, I'll be there. RT @dalerose10: @mattmitrione Are you going to be at the fan expo for ufc 129
4 days
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This year, Pack. Next year...Da Bears. RT @Gueci: @mattmitrione who u got winning the super bowl?
4 days
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Doubtful :-( RT @Leigh__T: @mattmitrione dude u coming down under in feb 4 ufc 127??
4 days
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Let's doooodisssss RT @redsoxsuckyanks: @mattmitrione i would like to be beat up by u
4 days
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In the process. Forgot what his twitter handle is. Good fella though. RT @DukeSkywalker: @mattmitrione did u ever fix that laptop?
4 days
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Wow, very cool of you to say. Thank you! RT @MacKraut: Springfield is proud of ya, keep being @mattmitrione!
4 days
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Thank you! RT @Jman2k3: I know right @HeymanHustle The way @mattmitrione has been fighting he will be a force to contend with for sure.
4 days
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Mos def shun. Baleeeee dat RT @rarellano15: @mattmitrione if I were to make it to those springfield fights can I get an auto?
4 days
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Thanks! RT @DirectorPatrick: @lorettahuntmma @mattmitrione is the real deal. Great attitude and work ethic. I see big things in the future.
4 days
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Honored, but was just a good match up that's all RT @lorettahuntmma: @mattmitrione Still have to see your fight, but am hearing good things
4 days
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Ready for Springfield, Illinois' Capital City Cage Wars on Sat. Lets dooooodisssss
4 days
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Hey, some good fight shots from last weekend. http://fb.me/N409r84h
4 days
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Yesssssssir!!! RT @SinCityMMA: @LVFIGHTSHOP Great, now i gotta take my wife to the mall on saturday to see her Boyfriend @mattmitrione
4 days
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@mattmitrione inside leg kicks. http://yfrog.com/h0g6iqtj
4 days
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Yuuuup! RT @LVFIGHTSHOP: @5Starbrand @mattmitrione Signing at @LVFIGHTSHOP @FashionShowMall Saturday Feb 5. Please RT and spread the word!
4 days
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Indianapolis tweeters: I need a computer guy to fix my laptop. Got a virus that ruined it today. Need help ASAP please.
2 days
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Shout out to all my fans who have been sending positive comments. I love you guys. I'll be back kickin ass soon.
2 days
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Living the dream today. Hanging out w my almost 2 yr old and knocking out interviews. Eating best salad ever and... http://fb.me/SGbz3wN6
2 days
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Me, @HypeOrDie @mexicutioner760 @mattmitrione good times in Pat's room post fight. http://yfrog.com/gzrmmzyj
2 days
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I wonder if I could make 205....? I honestly think I might be able to, and I like challenges that don't seem possible.
1 day
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@TheDomin8r thank you
22 hours
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@TheDomin8r hey bud, I'm kicking my self for not meeting you but it was cool to see you at fight for the troops.
22 hours
after
It's over!!!!!!!!!!! 4-0. Over.
2 hours
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Laying around waiting for the van to take us to the weigh ins. Been eating lightly to ensure I make weight. I've... http://fb.me/Sen5IzIk
1 day
before
264.5 and LEAN. http://yfrog.com/h4grewgj
1 day
before
It's fight week Team Meathead! What are you most looking forward to for this weekend's fight? (mod post)
5 days
before
@brianstann big fan of how u conduct urself. Very classy and entertaining fighter. Look forward to meeting u someday
5 days
before
http://fb.me/DM0557Sj
5 days
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mmm hmmm http://fb.me/SgX9UWuH
5 days
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http://fb.me/tltRsSmx
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Uh huh http://fb.me/MaFjJacp
5 days
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Yuuuup http://fb.me/Dq484cEH
5 days
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Got to LA safely. Gonna hit the hay soon. Medicals tomorrow morning.
6 days
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@Tim_Hague hahaha, well played sir!!! BRING IT!
6 days
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@mattmitrione I've got a pretty healthy beard started
6 days
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@tim_hague the stache means bidneth. Thats right pushin a minivan and rollin DURTAY. Stache contest? http://yfrog.com/h5wwyuj
6 days
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Just finished my last workout with @SharaVigeant at SVPT!!! Headed south of the border tomorrow. So pumped to be done training.
7 days
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@StephanBonnar @UFC_MMALOVER c'mon Stephan...don't leave em too far behind! You have a fav song by phish/dead/gv't mule?
8 days
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www.woundedwarriors.ca
9 days
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@HyepOrDie @mexictuiner760. Glad to hear I'm not the only one excited to be done training camp. See you cats on Tuesday.
9 days
before
Should I be eating these popeye's chicken strips with ranch dressing on them with these biscuits and honey? Damn its so good.
9 days
before
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