Completed MMA Bout

Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Cheick Kongo defeats Matt Mitrione via 3 Round Decision

Cheick "The Darkness" Kongo
Matt Mitrione

Round 3

Cheick Kongo Matt Mitrione

"The Darkness"

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)
France   Nationality   United States
Widnes, England   Fighting out of   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
36 years, 5 months, 1 week, 5 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 3 months, 2 weeks
234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
84.0" (213cm)   Reach   80.0" (203cm)
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
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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  

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, 3 hours, and 14 minutes
I need THIS in my life. @StephanBonnar: boilermaker @mattmitrione. Check out the newest punchbuddies design.”
5 days, 3 hours, and 5 minutes
You ever thought about microwaving a bagel in order to have sex with it? Ummm, neither. That'd be gross. Just gross
4 days, 7 hours, and 58 minutes
Thank you Tom C. for sending that arrogant douche home b4 he even cooked it up. @bravotopchef #topchef
4 days, 6 hours, and 16 minutes
Shorty doowop?!? Sup my guy “@Twofivewinston: @mattmitrione @14vinny I was down there at the same time as u one linked up...”
4 days, 3 hours, and 35 minutes
Dry Rub Fo Yo Chicken on the Food Network I'm making this tonight. Jardine's got nuffin on me!
4 days, 2 hours, and 17 minutes
Wanted to say thank you to @TrauMMACombat @Fahrenheitnutri & @hayabusa_mma for all the sponsorship help. @StreetMadeTeam let's do this
4 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes
I gotchu mini me “@14vinny: @mattmitrione what up brotha!! get back down south ASAP”
4 days and 59 minutes
Spending the week potty training my little monster. Cocknballs bouncing everywhere. Calm down @bigsexyMcCorkle
3 days, 22 hours, and 42 minutes
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
3 days, 18 hours, and 13 minutes
Well @MiguelTorresMMA and I talk aboutchu “@slurperella: @mattmitrione i give you love all the time abd i never get no love back :-(”
3 days, 18 hours, and 11 minutes
“@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
3 days, 17 hours, and 35 minutes
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.”
3 days, 17 hours, and 31 minutes
Good morning world. Let's get after it today....aight?
3 days, 16 hours, and 58 minutes
gotchu shun “@StreetMadeTeam: @mattmitrione #StreetMade”
3 days, 8 hours, and 45 minutes
5301 commerce circle 46237“@TheMeanEvent: Btw @mattmitrione i'm gonna join your gym once i get my job, what's the address?”
3 days, 8 hours, and 12 minutes
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, 8 hours, and 8 minutes
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, 8 hours, and 6 minutes
rep the hood my guy! “@TheMeanEvent: @mattmitrione hey bro i'm fighting in a boxing match on Friday wish me luck!!”
3 days, 8 hours, and 24 seconds
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, 7 hours, and 56 minutes
u ain't Neva lied YO “@Jennifer_SwifT: @mattmitrione best football team eva!!!”
3 days, 7 hours, and 50 minutes
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, 7 hours, and 43 minutes
I spoke w @titoortiz during the after party. I approached him & apologized, we spoke 4a few, he accepted/shook hands. #itookjokestoofar
3 days, 7 hours, and 32 minutes
psssst, completely untrue and yes, it's bad. “@Jennifer_SwifT: @mattmitrione Pssst you don't follow me”
3 days, 7 hours, and 21 minutes
Headed down to work on it next few days. Hopefully the 15th. “@lorenech: @mattmitrione so when's the new gym open up?”
2 days, 19 hours, and 51 minutes
Trick or treat!
2 days, 2 hours, and 41 minutes
@TwasEbersole @lytleforindiana very cool of you to say so Twas. I had an off day. It happens I guess.
1 day, 20 hours, and 38 minutes
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, 13 hours, and 47 minutes
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, 11 hours, and 57 minutes
Damage done by Cheick. Wonder if his shin is beat to hell.
1 day, 8 hours, and 8 minutes
Damage done by @iamcheickkongo GNP. Wonder if his shin is beat to hell
1 day and 25 minutes
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...
23 hours and 37 minutes
Congrats Kongo. It was a tough fight. (mod post)
7 hours and 6 minutes
Official meathead match thread starts now on FB. (mod post)
6 hours and 24 minutes
Getting ready for tonight. Can't tell you how much I appreciate my sponsor Fahrenheit Nutrition for all they do....
1 hour and 6 minutes
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 and 9 minutes
Video from tonight's weigh in. Go Meathead!
15 hours and 43 minutes
I'm ready coach “@CoachSumlin: @mattmitrione Do your thing big boy!”
17 hours and 36 minutes
I'm ready my guy. “@a_yo_akin: @mattmitrione good luck this wknd... #mindset”
18 hours and 35 minutes
. UFC 137 Weigh-ins . Kongo vs Mitrione picture ...
20 hours and 19 minutes
UFC 137 weigh-ins, right now ...
20 hours and 54 minutes
Gettin purty
22 hours and 23 minutes
Unprofessional reporters drive me nuts.
1 day, 20 hours, and 18 minutes
nah, I apologized &he basically said "4 what"“@Twang155: @mattmitrione did Dana white give you a talkin to for gettin at that reporter ????”
1 day, 20 hours, and 20 minutes
So.......did @roynelsonmma tie this or did his wife? That's one pretty knot.
1 day, 23 hours, and 35 minutes
RT @FighterXFashion Giveaway! Win a Free @MattMitrione @TrauMMACombat UFC 137 walkout shirt and fight gear! Go to...
2 days, 4 hours, and 13 minutes
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, 5 hours, and 28 minutes
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, 5 hours, and 34 minutes
Press conference 2day. Gonna be rocking my @TrauMMACombat gear. TY @Fahrenheitnutri @StreetMadeTeam & @hayabusa_mma
2 days, 5 hours, and 46 minutes
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, 5 hours, and 50 minutes
I have to send out a BIG Thank You to Kirk Hartman for keeping the tradition alive for us out here in Vegas. I...
2 days, 17 hours, and 25 minutes
I'm just sayin that root beer is the most delicious carbonated beverage with no alcohol provided.
2 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes
I feel like peeing outside.
2 days, 18 hours, and 11 minutes
“@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, 1 hour, and 41 minutes
"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, 5 hours, and 23 minutes
I'll take that challenge. Long legs>short legs “@UrijahFaber: @danawhite @sugarashadevans i wanna challenge every hvywt 2a timed mile.”
3 days, 13 hours, and 32 minutes
boxing?? Really dude? Come on. “@Ecko915: @mattmitrione boxing”
3 days, 14 hours, and 50 minutes
Most athletic position on sports: NHL goalie, decathalete, very high level UFC fighter, DE, CB or 3guard?
3 days, 14 hours, and 53 minutes
I want to challenge every #UFC belt holder to a 40yd dash. Nothing but pride on the line... @danawhite @SugaRashadEvans u want some too?
3 days, 15 hours, and 10 minutes
It's fight week, let's hear where you'll be watching Matt's fight this weekend from? (mod post)
3 days, 16 hours, and 26 minutes
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, 5 hours, and 40 minutes
Fresh off the plane feelin gooder than a muhhhhhphucka. Blow It out tonight and put it on the shelf til Sat
4 days, 22 hours, and 8 minutes
Y'all can head to @TrauMMACombat website to order my walkout shirt. If ur not w us, ur against us.
4 days, 22 hours, and 10 minutes
@Rampage4real i missed the grand opening, sorry .wished i could be there
5 days, 7 hours, and 17 minutes
well @MiguelTorresMMA I just smashed beets and apple juice. I miss u
5 days, 18 hours, and 34 minutes
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, 1 hour, and 15 minutes
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, 1 hour, and 16 minutes
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, 4 hours, and 31 minutes
ReAlly cool photos
6 days, 13 hours, and 46 minutes
Lemme know wutcha'll think
1 week, 1 hour, and 6 minutes
Please follow my guy Tyrone Biggums @RoyTheWolf somebody please tweet dave Chappell for his blessings @joerogan
1 week, 23 hours, and 21 minutes
YuuuuuP “@deeakay316: @mattmitrione is ur new gym in Indi called Integrated Fighting Academy?”
1 week, 23 hours, and 31 minutes
Ok....who does THIS look like? @migueltorresmma @blackzilians @RoyTheWolf
1 week, 23 hours, and 41 minutes
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
1 week, 1 day, 5 hours, and 59 minutes
Je serai en stage à Cannes les 12 et 13 novembre 2011 au Fight Club Gym Info Résa au 09 81 15 47 45 .
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 21 minutes
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
1 week, 1 day, 7 hours, and 54 minutes
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.
1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, and 7 minutes
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"
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 28 minutes
preach on! “@BiG_KaT4428: Pumped that @mattmitrione is now in the co-main event @137..let's do this shit #boilermakerforlife #indianareppin”
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 33 minutes
Went tanning; now Im burnt. Sometimes it really sucks being a vanilla face but most of the time....yall know what @BigSexyMcCorkle would say
1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, and 22 minutes
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!
1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, and 27 minutes
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