Hate ads? Creating a Tapology account = Less advertising.
Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record


13-6-0

Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Matthew Steven Mitrione
  • Pro MMA Record: 13-6-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1978.07.15
  • Last Fight: February 15, 2019 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 258.3 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'2" (189cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $310,000 USD
  • Born: Springfield, Illinois, United States
  • Fighting out of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • College: Purdue University
  • Foundation Style: N/A
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Matt Mitrione ineligible for regional rankings.

Wiki

Matt Mitrione Wiki Update Wiki

A former NFL veteran who played for the New York Giants along with the Minnesota Vikings, Matt Mitrione gained recognition in MMA when he competed on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. More than his athletic ability or technical proficiency, Mitrione was known for his violent outbursts and temper tantrums, earning him the nickname “Meathead” from coach Rashad Evans. Although Mitrione did not win the TUF tournament, he won his first two fights in the UFC by knockout, defeating Marcus Jones and Kimbo Slice after the show and sending Slice out of the UFC.


He followed those two wins with a Fight of the Night decision victory over Joey Beltran. Mitrione then went on to TKO Tim Hague in the first round and Christian Morecraft in the second round. Mitrione would then taste defeat for the first time in the UFC losing a Unanimous Decision to Cheick Kongo. He was scheduled to fight Rob Broughton but the bout was cancelled two separate times. He was then scheduled to face Phil De Fries at UFC 155 but was moved up to the TUF 16 Finale against fellow TUF season 10 competitor and eventual winner, Roy Nelson. Mitrione was tapped to replace the other coach from the show, Shane Carwin, after he was injured. Mitrione lost to Nelson, via TKO, at 2:58 of the first round.


Mitrione would get back on the winning track when he defeated Phil De Fries by TKO in 19 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 9. However following the fight during an interview Mitrione had strong words and opinions about transgender fighter Fallon Fox which led to the UFC suspending his contract due to breaking the UFC's code of conduct. The UFC was quick to forgive Mitrione for his words however, got a fight against fellow TUF 10 alumni Brendan Schaub at UFC 165 in which he would be submitted in the first round.


He would get back in the win column however with a first round TKO over Shawn Jordan in a performance of the night bonus. He would get a second straight TKO finish when he took out Derrick Lewis in the first round. 


Riding a two-fight win streak, Mitrione would be slated to face longtime UFC heavyweight staple, Gabriel Gonzaga. Their contest would be set at UFC on Fox 13. Mitrione would go on to win via KO in the first round bringing his win streak to three.


Riding a three fight win streak, Mitrione looked to make it 4 in a row when he faced Ben Rothwell, UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson. In Mitrione fashion, he came out aggressively, trying to take over the pace of the fight. Early in Round 1 he shot for a takedown, which was stuffed by Rothwell. Rothwell took the opportunity to sink in a guillotine choke, forcing Mitrione to quickly tap at 1:54 in Round 1.



The Ultimate Fighter 10

Episode 7 Mitrione def. Scott Junk by Majority Decision

Episode 11 James McSweeney def. Mitrione by Guillotine Choke at 3:38 of Round 1

Last updated 06.07.2015, 12:08 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Matt Mitrione News View All

Ryan Bader is sticking around in Bellator. On Tuesday afternoon, MMAFighting’s Danny... (2019-04-09 14:31:59 -0400)
The Nordic submission specialist is all business, and he’s prepping by going harder t... (2019-03-12 13:30:00 -0400)
Matt Mitrione was in the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix in which he lost in the The pos... (2019-03-11 11:14:41 -0400)
In 2017, Jorge Masvidal started an unexpected beef with Michael Bisping when the two ... (2019-03-11 08:00:00 -0400)
Nothing personal, Ryan Bader, but Matt Mitrione isn’t a fan of the “champ-champ” conc... (2019-03-10 19:00:00 -0400)
When Stefan Struve arrived in the UFC 10 years ago, there were thoughts that he could... (2019-02-26 18:00:00 -0500)
Matt Mitrione y Sergei Kharitonov estelarizaron Bellator 215, la pelea entre ambos termin... (2019-02-26 16:38:01 -0500)
First things first: In case anyone needed this cleared up, Matt Mitrione wasn’t actua... (2019-02-24 17:00:00 -0500)
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 7 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
  • MMA Weekly : Thomas Gifford plans to punish Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Ft. Lauderdale
  • UFC.com : Jandiroba To Replace Souza At UFC Ft Lauderdale
  • MMA Junkie : USADA gives Walt Harris four-month suspension for contaminated supplement
  • MMA Weekly : Benson Henderson continues his quest to become champion at Bellator 220
  • MMAFighting.com : Monday Morning Analyst: Breaking Down Islam Makhachev’s foot sweeps and finer details
  • MMA Junkie : Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with 'Conan' Silveira
  • MMAFighting.com : Garry Tonon gets quick turnaround, makes featherweight debut at ONE: Enter The Dragon in May
  • UFC.com : UFC's 50/50 RAFFLE CAMPAIGN COMES TO FLORIDA
  • MMA Weekly : Watch ‘Jacare’ Souza knock out Chris Weidman (UFC Ft. Lauderdale Free Fight)
  • MMA Junkie : Brad Tavares remains confident that he can stop Israel Adesanya: 'I know I can beat that guy'
  • MMA Weekly : UFC heavyweight Walt Harris accepts USADA suspension for contaminated substance
  • MMAFighting.com : Walt Harris accepts four-month USADA suspension
  • MMA Junkie : Herbert Burns planning to impress Dana White, join brother Gilbert Burns in UFC
  • MMAFighting.com : Deron Winn doesn’t think close friend Daniel Cormier ‘should ever worry about a guy like Jon Jones ever again’
  • MMA Junkie : Phil Davis expects different fight with fellow ex-champ McGeary, but just as dominant of a display
  • MMAFighting.com : Jon Fitch opens up about PED usage, responds to Firas Zahabi
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White's Contender Series launches third season on June 18
  • MMAFighting.com : Report: Darren Till fined for allegedly ‘stealing’ taxi, trashing hotel room in Spain
  • MMA Weekly : The Lowdown Podcast: Conor McGregor returns for surprise exhibition boxing match