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The UFC has added two heavyweight bouts to the UFC on Fox 4 card on August 4th in Los Angeles. Matt Mitrione will look to rebround from the first loss of his career in one, and a matchup scratched from UFC 138 will be the other. UFC.com brings you the news:
Two heavyweight bouts have been verbally agreed to for August 4 at the Staples Center. Englishmen Oli Thompson and Phil De Fries will clash in Los Angeles, while their countryman Rob "The Bear" Broughton will fight TUF standout Matt Mitrione.
Mitrione (5-1) had won four straight UFC bouts before he ran into Cheick Kongo at UFC 137 and dropped a unanimous decision. Broughton (15-7-1) will be looking to break a two-fight losing streak, the last of which came to De Fries at UFC 138.
De Fries (8-1, 1 NC) was initially set to meet Thompson at UFC 138, but Thompson pulled out and he faced Broughton instead. He dropped his last bout to Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel 1. Thompson (9-3) was TKO'd by Shawn Jordan at UFC on FX 2 in his only UFC appearance to date.
Both fights are expected to take place on the preliminary card.