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Matt Mitrione

Matt "Meathead" Mitrione

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  • Given Name: Matthew Steven Mitrione
  • MMA Record: 12-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Meathead
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1978.07.15
  • Last Fight: June 24, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 256.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'2" (189cm) | Reach: 82.0" (208cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $310,000 USD
  • Born: Springfield, Illinois, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Purdue University
  • Foundation Style: N/A

Matt Mitrione Heavyweight Ranking History

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Matt Mitrione MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:14 Round 1 of 3

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
11-5-0 36-4-0

Us Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.06.24
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 256.6 lbs (116.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
Cancelled Bout Fedor Emelianenko Bellator 172 2017.02.18
Reason: Mitrione Withdrew Due to Kidney Stones on Fight Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:21 Round 2 of 3, 9:21 Total

En Oli Thompson
10-5-0 17-8-0

Gb Bellator 158: London
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.07.16
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 256.5 lbs (116.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Carl Seumanutafa
9-5-0 11-6-0

Us Bellator 157: Dynamite 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.06.24
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 255.9 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO
4:09 Round 3 of 3, 14:09 Total

Us Travis Browne
9-4-0 17-3-1

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 Base | Weigh-In: 249.0 lbs (112.9 kgs) | Referee: Gary Forman
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:54 Round 1 of 3

Us Ben Rothwell
9-3-0 34-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.06.06
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
#43 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Br Gabriel Gonzaga
8-3-0 16-8-0

Us UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.13
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $116,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 259.0 lbs (117.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
UFC on FOX 13 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Derrick Lewis
7-3-0 11-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.09.05
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Stefan Struve UFC 175 2014.07.05
Reason: Struve Fainted Backstage
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Shawn Jordan
6-3-0 15-5-0

Mo UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.03.01
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Us Brendan Schaub
6-2-0 9-3-0

Ca UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.09.21
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 260.5 lbs (118.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#36 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
Cancelled Bout Brendan Schaub UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Mitrione Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3

Gb Phil De Fries
5-2-0 9-2-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.04.06
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 259.0 lbs (117.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Phil De Fries UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Mitrione to TUF 16 Finale
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:58 Round 1 of 5

Us Roy Nelson
5-1-0 17-7-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.12.15
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 257.0 lbs (116.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Rob Broughton UFC on FX 5 2012.10.05
Cancelled Bout Rob Broughton UFC on FOX 4 2012.08.04
Reason: Broughton Personal Issues
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Fr Cheick Kongo
5-0-0 16-6-2

Us UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.10.29
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:28 Round 2 of 3, 9:28 Total

Us Christian Morecraft
4-0-0 7-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.06.26
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 261.1 lbs (118.4 kgs) | Referee: Marc Matheny
#44 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:59 Round 1 of 3

Ca Tim Hague
3-0-0 12-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.01.22
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#41 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joey Beltran
2-0-0 12-3-0

Us UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.09.25
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs (114.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 119 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total

Bs Kimbo Slice
1-0-0 4-1-0

Ca UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.05.08
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs (114.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:10 Round 2 of 3, 5:10 Total

Us Marcus Jones
0-0-0 4-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.12.05
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
3:43 Round 1 of 2

Gb James McSweeney
0-0-0 3-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 10: Heavyweights
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.06.30
Weigh-In: 256.0 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Scott Junk
0-0-0 6-2-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 10: Heavyweights
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.06.23
Weigh-In: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal

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
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