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Matthew Burton Brown (born January 10, 1981 in Xenia, Ohio) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighting in the welterweight division.

Brown starred in the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series and was eliminated from the show in the ninth episode due to a loss to Amir Sadollah by Triangle Choke. Brown is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and he is currently working towards a judo black belt. He trains with Jorge Gurgel and Rich Franklin.

Mixed martial artsEdit

Brown is a 1998 graduate of Greenview High School in Jamestown, OH. Brown grew up competing in bodybuilding and boxing. Before Brown began training for a career in mixed martial arts, he was addicted to drugs and drinking. Brown realized that he needed a hobby, to keep him away from the party lifestyle. His nickname "The Immortal" was given to him by his friends after he had survived an overdose from heroin. He initially began training Japanese jiu-jitsu and later transitioned to a Jorge Gurgel affiliate, which led him to MMA. After Brown thought his career was over due to money problems, the Ultimate Fighter tryouts came along and Brown made the show.

Brown now splits time training with Matt Hume in Seattle and at Wanderlei Silva's Warrior Training Center in Las Vegas, NV.[1]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Brown was chosen as one of the thirty-two fighters to get a chance at a six figure UFC contract in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest. Brown officially entered the show after defeating Josh Hall by TKO in the preliminary round. Brown moved on the to quarter finals by defeating Jeremy May in round 1 via a head kick. After Dana revealed the quarter-final match-ups, Brown would have to face Amir Sadollah but lost to Sadollah by triangle choke in Round 2. Sadollah was the eventual winner of the competition.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Brown won his UFC debut at The Ultimate Finale 7 by defeating Matt Arroyo a season six contestant on The Ultimate Fighter. Brown lost his second fight in the UFC by split decision against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88. Kim threatened Brown with a choke from back control in the first round, but became exhausted in the second round. In the third, Kim used some effective ground-and-pound and cut Brown with an elbow. All three judges scored the bout 29-28, two of them in Kim’s favor. The decision was contested by the partisan American crowd in attendance with noticeable booing. Commentator Joe Rogan announced during the post-fight interviews that he believed Brown had won the fight.

After Matthew Riddle sustained a knee injury during training, Brown replaced him at UFC 91 and fought Ryan Thomas. Matt defeated Ryan by armbar in the second round. Brown fought at UFC 96 on March 7, 2009, he fought Pete Sell.[2] Brown defeated the UFC veteran Sell in a somewhat controversial fight, via TKO in the first round.

Brown was scheduled to fight on the TUF 9 Finale card against Anthony Johnson. However, Johnson pulled out of the fight after injuring his knee during practice. The UFC set out to find a replacement for Johnson but Brown pulled out as well, to heal up some nagging injuries. Brown faced James Wilks at UFC 105, defeating him via TKO in the third round. Brown landed a flying knee during the second round which knocked Wilks to the canvas and in the third round, Brown escaped a near fight ending submission attempt by Wilks. After escaping the submission, Brown obtained full mount and applied some ground and pound until the referee was forced to stop the fight awarding Brown his third straight UFC win, bumping his overall UFC record to 4–1.

During a radio interview held by MMAWeekly, Brown stated he would like to fight Renzo Gracie for his next fight.[3] Brown is instead expected to face Ricardo Almeida on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111.[4]

Personal LifeEdit

Brown is expecting his first child. [5]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Ricardo Almeida UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy 02010-
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March 27, 2010
Newark, New Jersey
11-7 Win England flag James Wilks TKO (Punches) UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera 02009-
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November 14, 2009
3 2:26 Manchester, England
10-7 Win United States flag Pete Sell TKO (Punches) UFC 96 : Jackson vs. Jardine 02009-
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March 7, 2009
1 1:32 Columbus, Ohio
9-7 Win United States flag Ryan Thomas Submission (Armbar) UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 02008-
November
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November 15, 2008
2 0:57 Las Vegas, Nevada
8-7 Loss South Korea flag Dong Hyun Kim Decision (Split) UFC 88: Breakthrough 02008-
September
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September 6, 2008
3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia
8-6 Win United States flag LimaMatt Arroyo TKO (Punches) UFC: The Ultimate Finale 7 02008-
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June 21, 2008
2 3:40 Las Vegas, Nevada
7-6 Loss United States flag LytleChris Lytle Submission (Guillotine choke) United Fight League 02007-
August
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August 11, 2007
2 2:49 Indianapolis, Indiana
7-5 Win United States flag KolbasowskiDan Kolbasowski Submission (Armbar) FightFest: Black and Blues Tour 02007-
July
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July 6, 2007
1 1:37 Cleveland, Ohio
6-5 Loss Brazil flag MoraesDaniel Moraes Submission (Armbar) GFC: Evolution 02007-
May
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May 19, 2007
1 2:32 Columbus, Ohio
6-4 Loss United States flag ChiltonJesse Chilton Submission (Arm triangle choke) Next Level Fighting 8 02007-
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March 10, 2007
3 3:23 Steubenville, Ohio
6-3 Win Brazil flag LimaDouglas Lima TKO ISCF: Night of Champions 02006-
November
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November 4, 2006
2 2:50 Tampa, Florida
5-3 Win United States flag LimaMatt Arroyo TKO ISCF: Invasion 02007-
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February 9, 2007
2 2:50 Atlanta, Georgia
4-3 Win United States flag LimaJason Nickoson Submission (Triangle Choke) Fightfest 8 02006-
October
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October 20, 2006
1 0:51 Cleveland, Ohio
3-3 Loss United States flag LiquoriChris Liguori Submission (Rear naked choke) CITC 3: Marked Territory 02006-
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September 30, 2006
2 0:42 Lincroft, New Jersey
3-2 Loss United States flag GomezMikey Gomez Submission (Rear naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 17 02006-
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June 24, 2006
1 3:35 Boca Raton, Florida
3-1 Win United States flag KingBrian King Submission (Armbar) Broken Reflection 02006-
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May 20, 2006
1 3:27 Toledo, Ohio
2-1 Loss United States flag SprattPete Spratt Decision (Unanimous) International Freestyle Fighting 1 02006-
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May 6, 2006
3 5:00 Fort Worth, Texas
2-0 Win United States flag WhittJoey Whitt KO (strikes) GFL: Brawl at the Buckeye 02006-
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February 10, 2006
1 0:39 Columbus, Ohio
1-0 Win Mexico flag MartinezRicardo Martinez Submission Higher Power Fighting 02005-
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October 8, 2005
1 2:54 Lancaster, Ohio

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Exclusive-Interview-with-UFC-welterweight-Matt-Brown.html. FiveKnuckles.com. Retrieved on November 30, 2009.
  2. staff, mmajunkie (2009-02-11). Brown vs. Sell on UFC 96 main card; Vera and Grove stuck on prelims. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved on 2009-02-11.
  3. http://archive.is/20120712005801/mmajunkie.com/news/17042/ufc-welterweight-matt-brown-discusses-career-resurgence-renzo-gracie-talk.mma
  4. Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown slotted for UFC 111 in March (2009-01-07). Archived from the original on 2012-07-15.
  5. http://web.archive.org/20100322192532/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=10951&zoneid=13

External linksEdit

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