The website confirmed that the bout was scrapped, noting that it was “so that Broughton can deal with a few personal matters.”
UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is scheduled to take place on August 4, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Broughton, who trains at the WolfsLair MMA Academy in England, is currently looking to end a two-fight losing skid and a pink slip if he should lose three straight in the Octagon. He had won four straight when he debuted in the UFC in October 2010, submitting Vinicius Queiroz at UFC 120. He then lost back-to-back decisions to Travis Browne and Phil De Fries.
Mitrione, a former TUF 10 competitor, lost his first fight dropping a decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 137. Previous to that match, Mitrione had won five straight with four (T)KO finishes. His last victory went down just over a year ago in June 2011, with a second round knockout finish of Christian Morecraft at UFC on Versus 4.