The UFC matchmaking team has been working overtime lately putting together UFC on FOX 8, recently adding another intriguing bout to the July 27 card featuring hard-hitting heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. Both men are coming off wins, beating Lavar Johnson and Philip de Fries respectively.
The clash’s addition to the lineup has been confirmed by UFC officials.
Schaub bounced back from consecutive knockout losses to outpoint Johnson in February. He holds an overall record of 9-3 with seven TKOs to his credit.
The 6-2 Mitrione, who was a cast mate of Schaub’s on TUF 10, finished De Fries with strikes in nineteen seconds earlier this month. All but one of his victories have come as the result of his hands.
UFC on FOX 8 is headlined by a title-fight between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga. Other notable match-ups include Miesha Tate-Liz Carmouche, Robbie Lawler-Tarec Saffiedine, and Rory MacDonald-Jake Ellenberger.
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