A pair of heavyweight match-ups have been added to the UFC on FOX 4 card in August. UFC officials announced that verbal agreements are in place for Oli Thompson to meet Phil De Fries and Rob Broughton to face Matt Mitrione.
Thompson (9-3) and De Fries (8-1, 1NC) will look to get back on the winning track after suffering losses in their most recent bouts. Thompson saw his five fight winning streak come to an end when he dropped his UFC debut to Shawn Jordan at UFC on FX 2. De Fries holds seven of his eight wins by submission. He will be making his third appearance in the UFC. He defeated Rob Broughton at UFC 138 but fell to Stipe Miocic in just 43 seconds at UFC on FUEL TV 1.
Broughton (15-7-1) is also on a two fight skid which includes the setback to De Fries and a decision loss to Travis Browne. He began his UFC career with a third round submission win over Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz at UFC 120. Mitrione (5-1) is an alumni of The Ultimate Fighter Season 10. In his last outing at UFC 137, Mitrione would be outpointed by the veteran Cheick Kongo. He opened his UFC career with five consecutive wins which included four by stoppage.
UFC on FOX 4 takes place on August 4th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event features the UFC debut of Hector Lombard who will square off against Brian Stann in a middleweight bout.
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