The fourth fight of the night on the pay-per-view broadcast at UFC 137 is Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo. This is a heavyweight fight, meaning the weight total cannot be above 265 pounds (with a one pound overage allotment). The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.
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ROUND 1 - Mitrione comes out southpaw and Kongo is orthodox. Mitrione leaps into for a right and misses and the two clinch with Kongo doing the pressing. Referee Dean separates them. Mitrione drives in with two punches neither of which land. Outside leg kick from Kongo. Mitrione lands a glancing left.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-10.
ROUND 2 - Inside and outside leg kicks from Kongo find the mark. Mitrione returns the favor to the inside, but Kongo responds. The fighters are still exchanging leg kicks and not much else. Left hand from Mitrione land and partially sends Kongo back. Now an uppercut from Mitrione.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Mitrione.
ROUND 3 - Right hand from Kongo now. And now a double leg from Kongo puts Mitrione on his back. Kongo working top control now. Mitrione manages to stand and now the two clinch against the fence. Kongo goes for another double leg scoop and gets it. Working ground and pound now in half guard, but nothing overly damaging lands. Kongo with a modified seatbelt raining punches on Mitrione.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Kongo and the fight 29-29, a draw.
UFC 137 results: Cheick Kongo defeats Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28)