Bellator MMA signs top heavyweight free agent Matt Mitrione

The fine folks at Bellator MMA are making some major moves. In recent months, Bellator has completed a number of high-profile signings and they added to that list on Monday afternoon. During an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, UFC veteran and “TUF: Heavyweights” participant Matt Mitrione announced he would be signing with the promotion. “There comes a time in...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator

The MMA scene is constantly evolving. The UFC’s Reebok sponsorship deal has been a game changer for many fighters, who now make exponentially less money from sponsors. Most notably, we saw free agent Benson Henderson make the move from the UFC to Bellator, and as predicted, it is starting a ripple effect. Matt Mitrione, a UFC veteran, announced on Monday, March 14th that he would...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione Headed To Bellator MMA

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione (pictured) is leaving the UFC for Bellator MMA’s pastures. Mitrione made the announcement on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour.” Mitrione was hoping to cash in on his impending free agency status by taking January’s shootout with Travis Browne without a contract extension with the UFC as a safety net. The gamble didn’t pay off, as Mitrione...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione Posts Gruesome Pic Of Broken Orbital Floor

Here’s an image to add to your, “Oh dear God I wish I never saw that” list. UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (pictured) posted a selfie Sunday night showing off his ballooned right eye. Mitrione suffered the broken orbital floor in his right eye during the controversial TKO defeat to Travis Browne, who is taking tons of heat for the two accidental eye pokes he landed on Mitrione’s...
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione eye injury is broken orbital floor

We have seen some nasty battle wounds suffered by those involved in combat sports, but the eye injury suffered by Matt Mitrione may be the worst ever. Mitrione was poked in the eye twice during his fight against Travis Browne for the UFC Fight Night card. Browne said the eye pokes were inadvertent, but they did a lot of damage and made it extremely difficult for Mitrione to compete...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC fighter Matt Mitrione’s eye does not look okay

UFC Fight Night 81 took place on Sunday in Boston, and the fact Matt Mitrione suffered a TKO loss to Travis Browne was far secondary to what his right eye looked like after the fight. This is swelling from hell. It’s not suitable for life. Hide your children. You’ve been warned.
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell's Post-Fight Interview Was Better Than the Fight with Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione deserved to lose this one.What the heck was he thinking when he decided to tackle a guy that was heavier and taller than him practically standing up? If you are going to do that you should (1) go low so you can have a reason able chance to take him down (2) be quick enough to get up so he doesn't get the upper hand on you and choke you out.Just like Big Ben did.via RedditRead more »
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell Submits Matt Mitrione In Opening Round At UFC Fight Night 68

Ben Rothwell continued the UFC Fight Night 68 main card theme of swift finishes with a first round submission stoppage against Matt Mitrione in the co-main event. Round One: No touch of the gloves from Mitrione as they start. Mitrione throws a left hand but misses. Rothwell lands a leg kick. Mitrione light on his feet and lands a punch. Left and a right from Mitrione. Rothwell...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione TKO’s Gabe Gonzaga At UFC On FOX 13

Matt Mitrione made short work of Gabe Gonzaga tonight at UFC On FOX 13, dropping him with a left hook counter in the first round of their main card opener. Round One: No touch of the gloves from Mitrione to start. Mitrione now moving around Gonzaga and lands a big punch as his opponent presses forward looking to land strikes of his own. Gonzaga with a shot flurry. A punch lands...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione, Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome Bonuses at TUF China Finale

After a surprisingly exciting night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Matt Mitrione (pictured), Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.” Today’s card is exactly why the UFC restructured their Fight Night bonus system. Mitrione and Kim both posted...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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