Matt Brown

The Immortal

USA

Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 1/1/2022
Tests positive for COVID-19
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 23, 2021
Brown revealed via his personal Twitter page that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and his fight against Bryan Barberena net Saturday is off.
ANALYSIS
Brown's positive test is an unfortunate development as his fight was booked just over two months ago. He will need to isolate himself but did say he's already feeling a lot better than he did over the weekend. The UFC has yet to officially comment as to whether they will reschedule the fight altogether or try and find Barberena a new opponent.
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Tabbed for Dec. 4 bout
WelterweightUFC
Out
September 21, 2021
Brown will square off against Bryan Barberena on the UFC's Dec. 4 card, MMA DNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Brown is coming off of a KO of Dhiego Lima via punch in June that broke a two-match losing streak. His lengthy UFC tenure will continue in December with Brown set to square off against another veteran in the promotion. Barberena is looking to bounce back from a loss to Jason Whit via majority decision in late July, marking his third loss in his last four fights.
Ties UFC record for KO wins
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 19, 2021
Brown defeated Dhiego Lima via KO (punch) at 3:02 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
That is knockout victory No. 12 for Brown in the UFC, tying him with Derrick Lewis and Vitor Belfort for most in company history. It wasn't going well for "The Immortal" one prior to the stoppage. He had all sorts of difficulty dealing with the leg kicks of Lima and was struggling to generate consistent offense. It appeared as if Brown as trying to pick his spots and remain patient, but the openings weren't there. That's when he unloaded a massive right hand that flattened Lima and ended this one on the spot. It will also earn him a $50,000 bonus as he was one of the evening's "Performance of the Night" winner. As impressive as the stoppage was, it doesn't change anything regarding Brown's future potential. He's 40 years old, lacks athleticism and has already "retired" once. It's not going to go well for Brown moving forward unless the UFC is exceedingly careful regarding who it matches him up against.
To fight Lima on June 19
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 1, 2021
Brown will face Dhiego Lima at the UFC Event on June 19, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Although not officially announced just yet, Brown is set to battle Lima at a soon-to-be-determined UFC Event on June 19. Brown will be entering the ring looking to revenge his previous two straight defeats to Miguel Baeza and Carlos Condit while Lima most recently lost to Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision in February. Brown currently holds a 22-18 MMA record.
Drops decision to Carlos Condit
WelterweightUFC
Out
January 16, 2021
Brown lost to Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
The fact Brown didn't earn a single round from any of the three judges is strange considering he appeared to be the much more effective man for the first frame. Unfortunately for "The Immortal" one, he couldn't keep it up over the course of the final ten minutes. With seemingly little separating the two men from a physical perspective, Condit did an excellent job of limiting Brown's ability to string together combinations. Brown turned 40 years of age last week and the days of him generating a ton of offense in short order are long over. Brown by no means embarrassed himself here, but he is now 3-7 in his past ten bouts dating back to July 2014 and has openly spoken about retirement in the past. The UFC needs to be extremely careful about who they match Brown up against if it decides to run him back out there again.
Date changed again
WelterweightUFC
Out
December 29, 2020
Brown's upcoming welterweight fight against Carlos Condit is now expected to take place on Jan. 16 on Fight Island, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight was originally scheduled to Jan. 30, but that card got scrapped entirely. Initial reports indicated that it had been moved to Jan. 20 along with several others from the same card, but it now appears that it'll be taking place a few days earlier. As of early-January, Brown is approximately a (+140) betting underdog for this scheduled matchup.