Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Matt Mitrione will have a chance to end a forgetful year on a high note.
Mitrione has agreed to fight Phil De Fries at UFC 155, which takes place Dec. 29 in Las Vegas. Mitrione confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com Friday morning, while De Fries tweeted it, as well. Fighters Only first reported the news.
Mitrione (5-1) hasn't fought since UFC 137 last October when he lost to Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision. Since then, he's battled injuries until he was ready to return this summer. However, his original opponent Rob Broughton had issues securing a visa and their fight was rescheduled three times. The UFC decided to finally pull the plug on that matchup and book Mitrione vs. De Fries.
De Fries (9-1, 1 NC) most recently submitted fellow Brit Oli Thompson via second-round rear-naked choke at UFC on FOX 4.
No word just yet on whether the fight will air on the main card or undercard.
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