According to, the planned heavyweight contest between Rob Broughton and Matt Mitrione has been pulled from UFC on FOX 4.

The card takes place in just a few short days, as it goes down August 4 from Los Angeles. In the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will take on Brandon Vera.

Broughton and Mitrione were expected for the prelims. It is unknown at this time if a replacement fighter will be named for Mitrione (5-1).

The report indicated that personal issues forced Broughton (15-7-1) to cancel the fight.

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