UFC 165’s third pay-per-view fight saw heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione square off in the Octagon. The battle of TUF 10 cast members would see the Schaub get the victory in a fun fight.
Schaub Submits Mitrione
Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione set their friendship aside for this one and both looked to get after it tonight Toronto. The fight hinged on a swarm of strikes from Schaub that opened up Mitrione for a takedown. Once Schaub got the fight to the ground he quickly looked to finish the fight via submission. While Mitrione would try to survive the choke, giving the thumbs up to referee Dan Miraglotta, he soon went to sleep from the tight D’arce choke. The win keeps Schaub perfect in 2013.
Rd. 1- Big Dan Miraglotta is our referee tonight. Mitrione refuses to touch gloves with Schaub. Mitrione is controlling the center so far. Mitrione is caught with a right hand but it glanced off. Left by Schaub. Nice right by Schaub but Mitrione is fine. Big right by Schaub now. Schaub tries a takedown but doesn’t change levels and it is stuffed. Mitrione is cut now. Nice inside legkick by Mitrione. Huge combination by Schaub and he has Mitrione rocked and just as Mitrione tries to counter Schaub lands a driving takedown. Schaub has a D’arce choke and Mitrione tries to fend it off but he ends up going to sleep.
Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione via technical submission (D’arce Choke) at 4:06 of Round 1