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Matt Mitrione Replaces Shane Carwin, Meets Roy Nelson at TUF 16 Finale

Matt MitrioneAfter suffering several torn ligaments in his knee, Shane Carwin was forced out of his heavyweight bout with Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, opening the door for Matt Mitrione to step in and meet “Big Country” in the octagon.

Mittione (5-1)¬†was slated to fight Phil De Fries at UFC 155, but “Meathead” now takes a step up in competition to meet former TUF housemate Roy Nelson on¬†December 15 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former NFL player has been out of action for over a year, last losing a unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 136 in October of 2011, which snapped a five-fight UFC win-streak.

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