Wednesday quickly became known as “UFC on Fox 8 Day” in the mixed martial arts world.
Schaub and Mitrione each made his way to the Octagon via The Ultimate Fighter 10: The Heavyweights, but both being members of Team Evans on the reality show, they never fought each other. That changes on July 27 in Seattle.
Mitrione (6-2) won his most recent bout, defeating Phil DeFries in just 19 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 9. The victory ended a two-fight skid for the former NFL player. He has only ever fought under the UFC banner during his professional MMA career.
Mitrione quickly landed in hot water following his recent victory, however, being handed a fine and suspension for breach of contract when he went on a rant about transgender fighter Fallon Fox during an online radio show.
The suspension didn’t last long, as we’re now just two weeks removed from the incident.
He’ll square up with Schaub (9-3), also a former NFL player.
Like Mitrione, Schaub recently bounced back from back-to-back losses. He won a dominant three-round unanimous decision victory over Lavar Johnson at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.
The UFC on Fox 8 main event – also announced on Wednesday – features UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga on July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle.