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Matt Mitrione, Josh Neer, and others added to UFC on FX 5 lineup

The UFC’s October 5 event in Minneapolis has grown exponentially in the past 24 hours with the addition of multiple match-ups including Matt Mitrione-Rob Broughton, Josh Neer-Justin Edwards, Bart Palaszewski-Diego Nunes, Darren Uyenoyama-Louis Gaudinot, and Carlos Prater-Marcus LeVesseur.

The card, UFC on FX 5, is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Antonio Silva and Travis Browne. All bouts have been confirmed by UFC officials.

Mitrione and Broughton were originally pegged for a meeting this weekend at UFC on FOX 4 before injuries delayed their dance. Mitrione is 5-1 thus far in his career since hanging up his cleats as a former NFL player, while Broughton is 15-7-1 and will likely be fighting for his job after dropping back-to-back bouts in his previous two appearances.

The 33-11-1 Neer is also coming off defeat, though prior to the stumble he’d won six in a row including two inside the Octagon. Edwards, who comes out of Jorge Gurgel’s camp in Ohio, is 1-2 since an abbreviated stint on the Ultimate Fighter.

Palaszewski holds an overall record of 36-15 in comparison to Nunes’ 17-3. Both are in need of a victory based on decision defeats the last time out.

Uyenoyama-Gaudinot are two of the sport’s top flyweights, while Prater-LeVesseur are above-average on the mat and should make for an interesting clash considering their like-minded approaches to competition.


  • THEGUNNER says:

    Maybe fx, ppv, and fox is to much for the ufc. The cards dont seem stacked like they were when it was just ppv.

  • Dufresne says:

    Looks like they’re trying to get Mitrione and Neer wins so they can stay relevant. And even though both Nunes and Palaszewski are coming off losses, I think they should both be safe unless one of them just gets flat out embarrassed here.
    Palaszewski is 1-2 in his last 3 with a split decision loss, a UD loss to a top guy in the division, and a KO of the Night against Tyson Griffin and he was on a four fight winning streak including a win over Anthony Pettis before that. Nunes is 17-3 with all three losses were by decision including losses to Kenny Florian and Dennis Siver, so it’s not exactly like he’s been losing to cans.
    A loss definitely won’t help out either guy, but unless it’s definitive I think the loser will have one more shot before being shown the door.

  • Dufresne says:

    Yeah THEGUNNER, it’s kinda seemed that way lately. I saw a graphic on one of the MMA shows lately that compared the number of events from a few years ago, last year, and the projected number of events for 2012 and the number of PPV events hasn’t really changed that much, but the number of free events has over double from a few years ago.

    But even with this many events, with the increasing quality and size of the stable of fighters the UFC has access to I think they could still manage to put together solid cards on a regular basis if they could just manage to keep the fighters healthy. Which is proving to be a giant if lately.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I feel bad for Mitrione he keeps getting a fight then getting it pushed back more and more and then scrapped all together. Hopefully he’s able to finally get in there and fight, I can’t help but like the dude after every fight.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Be Awesome if Mitrione could fight better but at the mo he is shit.
    Sorry but thats the truth. When I say sh1t I mean it with all due respect and that means if the UFC was to only keep 25 of its best HWs Mitrione would be getting nervous.
    I want the UFC to be the best of the best but it wont ever be becuz fight sports is entertainment and guys like Nelson, Kimbo, Mitrione get by partialy on their personality rather than their ability to fight.
    No UFC ppv main card should ever have to have anyone out of the top 10 on it but (think about it thats a choice of at least 70 athletes who fight 2-3 times a year) that is the fight biz.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Sorry meant that the UFC should only put fights on the main card that have at least 1 top 10 fighter in it.


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