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Sources: Mitrione replaces Carwin

Updated: November 15, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Matt Mitrione has agreed to replace Shane Carwin in a heavyweight bout against Roy Nelson next month, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. The fight will headline "The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale" in Las Vegas.

Carwin withdrew from the bout earlier in the week citing a knee injury.

The TUF 16 Finale takes place on Dec. 15 at Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Nelson (17-7) coached opposite Carwin on the latest installment of the UFC reality series -- a show he won as ...

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