Season winner Roy Nelson has clearly been the most successful fighter to emerge from The Ultimate Fighter 10. At UFC 165, a bout between TUF 10 runner-up Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione could determine the second-most-accomplished competitor to come out of the all-heavyweight season of the UFC reality series.
Aside from Nelson, Schaub and Mitrione are the only cast members remaining on the UFC roster from TUF 10. While neither is in danger of becoming the next TUF veteran to be released from the organization, this matchup is a pivotal one for both Schaub and Mitrione.
The victor will be riding a two-fight winning streak and could be on their way to title contention in a shallow heavyweight class. The loser will have lost three out of four, which will no doubt put them on thin ice heading into their next outing.
As this heavyweight bout approaches, here is an in-depth look at which fighter is more likely to have their hand raised at UFC 165.