Even though they did not fight due to Stefan Struve having a panic attack prior to the fight, both Struve and Matt Mitrone are still going to get paid for UFC 175. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news at the post-fight news conference for the event.
Struve was scheduled to make $40,000 in show money and an additional $40,000 in win bonus money, which brings him to a total of 80,000. On the other hand, Mitrione was scheduled to make $30,000/$30,000, which totals to 60,000. Both got a good payday.
Matt Mitrione (7-3) Has six knockouts and one win by decision. He has been knocked out, submitted and lost by decision once.
He made his UFC debut through the Ultimate Fighter, he made his debut against Marcus Jones where he won via knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec / 05 / 2009. He would go on to win his next four fights before dropping back to back losses against Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson. In his next three fights he is 2-1.
He beat Philip De Fries via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. Latifi on Apr / 06 / 2013, but then lost against Brendan Schaub via submission at UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson on Sep / 21 / 2013.
However, he would win his next fight against Shawn Jordan via knockout at UFC Fight Night – Kim vs. Hathaway on Mar / 01 / 2014.
Stefan Struve (25-6) has 7 knockouts and 16 submissions in his MMA career. Prior to his last fight, he was on a four fight winning streak, it started with Pat Barry, then Dave Herman, then Lavar Johnson and finally Stipe Miocic. However, in his last fight, which was in March of 2013, he lost to Mark Hunt via 3rd TKO.
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