Matt Mitrione will look to get back in action on Jan. 22 at a scheduled UFC Fight for the Troops show where he faces Canadian fighter Tim Hague in a heavyweight bout on the card.
Following his run on the 10th season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Mitrione (3-0) rededicated himself to learning what it truly meant to be a mixed martial artist. Training between his home in Indiana, while also spending time with Duke Roufus and his camp in Milwaukee, Mitrione has proven he can hang in the UFC’s heavyweight division.
After bouncing both Marcus Jones and YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice from the ranks of the UFC heavyweight division, Mitrione fought off a tough challenge from Joey Beltran in his last fight at UFC 119 in September. Now the former NFL player will look to make it four in a row when he faces Hague in January.
Hague (12-4) comes back to the UFC after exiting the promotion two fights ago. A victim of the second fastest knockout in UFC history at the hands of Todd Duffee in his second fight in the Octagon, Hague left the promotion after going 1-3 overall.
The losses obviously gave him motivation. He promptly went out and picked up two knockout wins over Zak Jensen and Travis Wiuff recently. He’ll now try to make his second stint with the UFC more memorable than his first.
The bout between Mitrione and Hague will be a part of the upcoming UFC show on Jan. 22, with all signs pointing to the event taking place at Fort Hood, Texas, as a Fight for the Troops show. No official announcement has been made by the UFC about the event at this time.