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Completed MMA Bout

Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Cheick Kongo defeats Matt Mitrione via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Cheick Kongo
Mmaweekly large Matt Mitrione

Kongo
Decision
Round 3

16-6-2   Pro Record At Fight   5-0-0
Climbed to 17-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 5-1
+110 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -135 (Slight Favorite)
Fr France   Nationality   Us United States
Widnes, United Kingdom   Fighting out of   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
36 years, 5 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 3 months
234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'2" (189cm)
81.0" (206cm)   Reach   79.0" (201cm)
Quoniam Gym   Gym  
UFC 137
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
  • Date: Saturday 10.29.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, 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
  • Kongo Total Disclosed Pay: $140,000
  • Mitrione Total Disclosed Pay: $10,000
  • Event Links:

Kongo vs. Mitrione Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 137 featured Cheick Kongo taking on Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight contest. Mitrione entered the fight undefeated at 5-0 with all of those wins coming in the UFC. The veteran Kongo entered the fight at 16-6-2 overall in MMA and 9-4-1 in the UFC.


No strikes were thrown for the first minute until Mitrione finally came in with missed jab. Another full minute with no action as the fighters were hesitant to commit. Mitrione attacked with a right and clinched up with Kongo. Kongo pressed Mitrione against the cage. Herb Dean broke them up after a stalemate. Kongo nailed a couple of low kicks but otherwise almost no damage was inflicted by either fighter. A couple of good exchanges in the final 30 seconds of a timid round.


Kongo landed a nice low kick in the second and Mitrione landed a couple of his own. Kongo opened with his most aggressive combination of the fight but Mitrione stayed in the pocket and fired back a moment later. Mitrione landed a nice uppercut late in the round in what was becoming an awkward start and stop fight. Mitrione stalked Kongo around the ring for much of the round.


Mitrione again came out the aggressor in the third. Kongo countered nicely, clinched up, and slammed Mitrione to the ground. Mitrione worked to scramble into a turtled position as Kongo maintained top position and delivered some punches to the head. Mitrione made his way back to standing but with a mashed up left eye with cuts above and below. Another takedown from Kongo who had taken control of the round and elbowed away from half-guard. Kongo manhandled Mitrione over the final minutes of the fight, leaving an interesting situation in the hands of the judges.


The judges scored the bout 30-27, 30-28, and 29-28 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Cheick Kongo.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:30 PM ET
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Kongo vs. Mitrione Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1193  
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Mitrione
64%
Kongo
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Kongo vs. Mitrione 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.

@StephanBonnar you see that shit that BJ Maldonado said? What weight you think he walks at? He a 205 or 185?
5 days
after
I need THIS in my life. @StephanBonnar: boilermaker @mattmitrione. Check out the newest punchbuddies design. http://t.co/cPqe7xEb”
5 days
after
You ever thought about microwaving a bagel in order to have sex with it? Ummm, no...me neither. That'd be gross. Just gross
4 days
after
Thank you Tom C. for sending that arrogant douche home b4 he even cooked it up. @bravotopchef #topchef
4 days
after
Shorty doowop?!? Sup my guy “@Twofivewinston: @mattmitrione @14vinny I was down there at the same time as u bro...no one linked up...”
4 days
after
Dry Rub Fo Yo Chicken on the Food Network http://t.co/NZS480xy I'm making this tonight. Jardine's got nuffin on me!
4 days
after
Wanted to say thank you to @TrauMMACombat @Fahrenheitnutri & @hayabusa_mma for all the sponsorship help. @StreetMadeTeam let's do this
4 days
after
I gotchu mini me “@14vinny: @mattmitrione what up brotha!! get back down south ASAP”
4 days
after
Spending the week potty training my little monster. Cocknballs bouncing everywhere. Calm down @bigsexyMcCorkle
4 days
after
I will say this though, @UFC should know that was by far the slickest canvas I've ever fought on. The ads were the only safe place
4 days
after
Well @MiguelTorresMMA and I talk aboutchu “@slurperella: @mattmitrione i give you love all the time abd i never get no love back :-(”
4 days
after
“@Johnny_Ads: @mattmitrione Meathead, dont bother RT for haters~! instead give some of ur fans some love~!! RT for the birth of my baby boy
4 days
after
u need a hug??? “@vegastbone: @mattmitrione too bad you didnt get after Kongo loser you will never beat anyone in the UFC with any cred.”
4 days
after
Good morning world. Let's get after it today....aight? http://t.co/0b2oPRrx
4 days
after
gotchu shun “@StreetMadeTeam: @mattmitrione #StreetMade”
3 days
after
5301 commerce circle 46237“@TheMeanEvent: Btw @mattmitrione i'm gonna join your gym once i get my job, what's the address?”
3 days
after
Jenna I'm sorry. My jokes were rude and inappropriate. I was out of line “@jennajameson: @mattmitrione maybe you should apologize to ME”
3 days
after
Ummm, no. Thanks 4 allowing me 2 relive the worst day of my life “@jonmays69: @mattmitrione did u win sat night had 2 work missed the ppv”
3 days
after
rep the hood my guy! “@TheMeanEvent: @mattmitrione hey bro i'm fighting in a boxing match on Friday wish me luck!!”
3 days
after
Awkward “@Jennifer_SwifT: @mattmitrione hahaha Yeah u showed me ALL ur pictures &told me EVERYTHING but I won't disclose that in public ;)”
3 days
after
u ain't Neva lied YO “@Jennifer_SwifT: @mattmitrione best football team eva!!! http://t.co/1ca8WEPu”
3 days
after
I still have my liver. Apparently it tried to jump out of my pee hole Sat night but while i was vomiting out of a car window it redecided
3 days
after
I spoke w @titoortiz during the after party. I approached him & apologized, we spoke 4a few, he accepted/shook hands. #itookjokestoofar
3 days
after
psssst, completely untrue and yes, it's bad. “@Jennifer_SwifT: @mattmitrione Pssst you don't follow me”
3 days
after
Headed down to work on it next few days. Hopefully the 15th. “@lorenech: @mattmitrione so when's the new gym open up?”
3 days
after
Trick or treat! http://t.co/nqVqKHiB
2 days
after
@TwasEbersole @lytleforindiana very cool of you to say so Twas. I had an off day. It happens I guess.
2 days
after
Just watched fight. I know what I did wrong &how 2fix it. Frustrating 2watch it. I c y fans were salty. Learned lesson on big stage.
1 day
after
Happily at home w my kids. Unconditional love is an amazing thing. I'll never let a fight like that happen again. Onwards and upwards.
1 day
after
Damage done by Cheick. Wonder if his shin is beat to hell. http://t.co/Moblixre
1 day
after
Damage done by @iamcheickkongo GNP. Wonder if his shin is beat to hell http://t.co/hI7L35b8
1 day
after
I'm sorry for my performance. I knew his GP was 2get me on cage. I was too careful of that. Felt he didn't engage... http://t.co/FG3hic8q
24 hours
after
Congrats Kongo. It was a tough fight. (mod post)
7 hours
after
Official meathead match thread starts now on FB. (mod post)
6 hours
after
Getting ready for tonight. Can't tell you how much I appreciate my sponsor Fahrenheit Nutrition for all they do.... http://t.co/l7aNjuRh
1 hour
before
This morning, we want to hear from you guys! Give Matt a shoutout for today's match and wish him good luck! (mod post)
5 hours
before
Video from tonight's weigh in. Go Meathead! http://t.co/ejevHzd0
16 hours
before
I'm ready coach “@CoachSumlin: @mattmitrione Do your thing big boy!”
18 hours
before
I'm ready my guy. “@a_yo_akin: @mattmitrione good luck this wknd... #mindset”
19 hours
before
. UFC 137 Weigh-ins . Kongo vs Mitrione picture ... http://t.co/uYRi71dK
20 hours
before
UFC 137 weigh-ins, right now ...
21 hours
before
Gettin purty http://t.co/etzUKq5S
22 hours
before
Unprofessional reporters drive me nuts.
2 days
before
nah, I apologized &he basically said "4 what"“@Twang155: @mattmitrione did Dana white give you a talkin to for gettin at that reporter ????”
2 days
before
So.......did @roynelsonmma tie this or did his wife? That's one pretty knot. http://t.co/mtteaMRs
2 days
before
RT @FighterXFashion Giveaway! Win a Free @MattMitrione @TrauMMACombat UFC 137 walkout shirt and fight gear! Go to... http://t.co/wvGFZ3nM
2 days
before
Somebody please tell @UrijahFaber that I ran 2 miles in 13 minutes before so in our comp I'ma hit 6:09 or better
2 days
before
Like I know I'm supposed to write about how good I feel and all since it's fight week but GODDAMN I FEEL GOOOOOOD. Let's f*kn SCRAP already
2 days
before
Press conference 2day. Gonna be rocking my @TrauMMACombat gear. TY @Fahrenheitnutri @StreetMadeTeam & @hayabusa_mma
2 days
before
Yeah Brit, u lose this 1 “@TheReverendDB: @JoeLauzon @Brittanyannmma gotta agree w J'Lo not even a comparison between those 2& Root Beer.”
2 days
before
I have to send out a BIG Thank You to Kirk Hartman for keeping the tradition alive for us out here in Vegas. I... http://t.co/H95hquHy
3 days
before
I'm just sayin that root beer is the most delicious carbonated beverage with no alcohol provided.
3 days
before
I feel like peeing outside.
3 days
before
“@1aeon: @mattmitrione u need 2make a black MEATHEAD shirt. If u don't I will make 1! Hope you win on Sat! Go Matt!” @TrauMMACombat has em
3 days
before
"I got a head w no screws in it, what can I do? 1 life to live but I got nothin to lose, and its just me and you"
3 days
before
I'll take that challenge. Long legs>short legs “@UrijahFaber: @danawhite @sugarashadevans i wanna challenge every hvywt 2a timed mile.”
4 days
before
boxing?? Really dude? Come on. “@Ecko915: @mattmitrione boxing”
4 days
before
Most athletic position on sports: NHL goalie, decathalete, very high level UFC fighter, DE, CB or 3guard?
4 days
before
I want to challenge every #UFC belt holder to a 40yd dash. Nothing but pride on the line... @danawhite @SugaRashadEvans u want some too?
4 days
before
It's fight week, let's hear where you'll be watching Matt's fight this weekend from? (mod post)
4 days
before
same as it always is my guy, Skynard - simple man “@bigredmj: Hey @mattmitrione what is ur entry music gonna be saturday??? I'm PUMPED!”
4 days
before
Fresh off the plane feelin gooder than a muhhhhhphucka. Blow It out tonight and put it on the shelf til Sat
5 days
before
Y'all can head to @TrauMMACombat website www.traummacombat.com to order my walkout shirt. If ur not w us, ur against us.
5 days
before
@Rampage4real i missed the grand opening, sorry .wished i could be there
5 days
before
well @MiguelTorresMMA I just smashed beets and apple juice. I miss u
6 days
before
Have any of y'all use those fancy light sabers for kids if so when my kids fight with them will they break?
6 days
before
Have any of y'all use those fancy lightsabers for kids and if so they break easily like it my kids fight I break them
6 days
before
Hey @Fahrenheitnutri just wanted to say thank you for everything. Y'all made this camp much better than any other I've had. Thank you
6 days
before
ReAlly cool photos http://t.co/YG5iyhmg
7 days
before
Lemme know wutcha'll think http://t.co/ijEf5Eiq
7 days
before
Please follow my guy Tyrone Biggums @RoyTheWolf somebody please tweet dave Chappell for his blessings @joerogan http://t.co/ZQkFKESe
8 days
before
YuuuuuP “@deeakay316: @mattmitrione is ur new gym in Indi called Integrated Fighting Academy?”
8 days
before
Ok....who does THIS look like? @migueltorresmma @blackzilians @RoyTheWolf http://t.co/U7Et2Zqp
8 days
before
Either I just saw the #bangbus Naction or I just saw a 19yr old girl riding a pink bike w a white basket talking 2a white Child molester van
8 days
before
Je serai en stage à Cannes les 12 et 13 novembre 2011 au Fight Club Gym Info Résa au 09 81 15 47 45 .
8 days
before
Out there n the spotlite ur a million miles away, every OZ of nrgUtry 2give away as the sweat pours outcho body like the music thatchu play
8 days
before
Finally in bed. So tired but very productive day. Been listening to Bob Seger "turn the page" lately. 70's rock is best music ever made.
9 days
before
Momma told me, when I was young "come sit beside me, my only son. Listen closely to what I say & if u do this it'll help u some sunny day"
9 days
before
preach on! “@BiG_KaT4428: Pumped that @mattmitrione is now in the co-main event @137..let's do this shit #boilermakerforlife #indianareppin”
9 days
before
Went tanning; now Im burnt. Sometimes it really sucks being a vanilla face but most of the time....yall know what @BigSexyMcCorkle would say
10 days
before
Drank all kinds of juice tonight and feel like a million. 2morrow & sat r last scrappin days. @tyrone_spong please don't kick me anymore!
10 days
before
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