Matt Brown Returns From Injury
Matt Brown will be making his return back to UFC octagon after an injury-plagued layoff. A torn ACL kept Brown sidelined for a two year period. The tear came before Brown was scheduled to face Carlos Condit at UFC Glendale on April 14th, 2018. During that troublesome time, Brown teased the idea of retiring from MMA altogether.
Brown hasn’t competed in the octagon since 2017. During the bout, he secured a win over Ultimate Fighter winner and UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. The victory came in the form of a devastating highlight reel elbow knockout in the third round. Brown contemplated retirement following that fight due to alarming symptoms of concussions. Sequentially, he decided to continue fighting on.
Brown To Face “Killa B” Ben Saunders
Brown returns to take on Ben Saunders in a welterweight bout at UFC 245. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first to report the matchup announcement.
Ben Saunders has also endured tough times lately in the octagon with performances not up to his standards. Saunders will be attempting to snap a three-fight losing streak against Brown. Each of Saunders’ losses ended with him being finished within two rounds.
UFC 245 Takes Place on Dec.14th at the T-Mobile Arena
The card will feature a women’s bantamweight championship match between current titleholder Amanda Nunes and contender Germaine De Randamie. Also, expected to be featured is a women’s flyweight bout between Jessica Eye and Viviane Araujo. Araujo is undefeated in her Zuffa career this fur, as Eye is coming off an unfortunate highlight reel defeated caused by a crushing leg kick via flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
No official main event has been associated with the card as of this moment. Only three fights have been confirmed on the card thus far, but expect more to be added in the near future.