Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo Collide at UFC 137

Written by Tom Ngo
July 14th, 2011

UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione TUF

It appears The Las Vegas Strip is gonna be the spot this Halloween weekend. ESPN is reporting a heavyweight shootout between Matt Mitrione and comeback kid Cheick Kongo will go down October 29th at UFC 137.

Mitrione owns a perfect 5-0 professional resume, with all of his scraps coming from inside the Octagon. Four of his wins have come via some form of knockout. “Meathead” most recently put Christian Morecraft to sleep at “UFC on Versus 4

Kongo, on the other hand, holds a 16-6-2 record and was last seen performing in the most dramatic fight of the year. After getting battered by Pat Barry in the open ticks of their match last month, Kongo miraculous rose from the brink of defeat to knock Barry out cold.

UFC 137 takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:

Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

Carlos Condit vs. BJ Penn

Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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