April 17, 2024
Matt Brown gearing up for return bout with Court McGee at UFC event on May 13th

Immediately after sitting on the sidelines for around a yr, longtime welterweight motion fighter Matt Brown will be returning to competitors from fellow veteran Courtroom McGee at a UFC celebration scheduled for May 13th.

It was on a modern episode of The Fighter vs. The Author that the 23-19 Brown announced this matchup. As very first transcribed by MMAFighting, ‘The Immortal’ had this to say, “Coming again, I’m going to smash some faces. Court docket, he’s a fantastic person, I’ve hung out with him prior to. Excellent competitor. We the two have related backgrounds in some respects. We both equally overdosed. He’s genuinely embraced that. So I have received a lot of regard for the dude but I’m all set to go in there and smash his f—king facial area in with my elbow.”

It seems like just yesterday that is was 2008 and we have been seeing Brown endure year 7 of The Final FIghter actuality display. Now in this article we are 15 yrs later, Matt has a marketing file of 16-13, and the 42-12 months-previous scrapper is nevertheless plugging away. Brown was very last spotted inside of the Octagon again in March of 2023, where by he misplaced a near split selection to the at any time-recreation Bryan Barberena.

Ready to get again in there, Matt pointed out that he could have returned to action versus a young lion, but as a substitute opted for what he perceives to be a extra challenging problem — a fellow previous salt in the 21-11 Court docket McGee.

“With this particular one they made available me two men,” Brown discovered. “They offered me a young dude and then they supplied Court and they explained mainly you can decide whichever a person and I went for Court docket. I kind of played that card this time and to be sincere, I believe the youthful dude might have been an much easier struggle. But that was the card I played this time so we’ll see what comes about.”

McGee has won two of his previous a few fights, but is coming off of a awful knockout reduction to Jeremiah Wells previous June. Court docket got his foot in the doorway with the UFC by winning The Supreme Fighter Season 11 in 2010. He went on to put up up a marketing file of 10-10, with his most noteworthy gain remaining a break up decision more than a welterweight model of Robert Whittaker.

The Could 13th UFC Battle Evening card will be headlined by ranked gentle heavyweights as the #5 rated Anthony Smith tangles with the #7 rated Johnny Walker. The only other bout disclosed on the docket so far is a women’s bantamweight tilt amongst Jessica-Rose Clark and Tainara Lisboa. Continue to be tuned as a lot more facts grow to be available!

About the author: Eddie Mercado has protected combat athletics because 2015. He handles almost everything from betting odds to reside functions and fighter interviews. He retains a 1- document in professional MMA and retains a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. (comprehensive bio)