Matt “The Immortal” Brown is an American mixed martial artist born in 1981. He fights in the UFC welterweight division. He grew up on Ohio, but now trains with Leister Bowling and Elevation Fight Team in Colorado.
Matt Brown’s career before the UFC
He successfully made his pro debut with a win in 2005. He fought 13 times before he got to the Ultimate Fighter going 7-6, with top quality wins like Douglas Lima and Matt Arroyo. The win against Lima won him the ISCF welterweight title. He won his 2 first fights on The Ultimate Fighter: Season 7 but lost to Amir Sadollah by triangle choke in the quarter finals.
Matt Brown in the UFC
Matt Brown made his UFC debut in the season finale, where he once again faced Matt Arroyo. He defeated Arroyo in the 2nd round by TKO. Brown was dominated by Dong Hyun Kim oer 3 rounds enroute to a unanimous decision loss in his next fight.
He rebounded with a short notice win over Ryan Thomas by armbar in the 2nd round. He defeated Pete “Drago” Sell by controversial TKO in his next fight, before defeating James Wilks by TKO in the 3rd round.
After calling out Renzo Gracie, he instead faced one of Gracie’s top students, Ricardo Almeida. Brown lost by submission in the 2nd round. He lost another fight by submission in the rematch against Chris Lytle. Matt Brown lost his 3rd straight fight against Brian Foster by guilliotine.
After defeating John Howard and losing to Seth Baczynski, Matt Brown went on a tare. He won seven straight fights against quality opponents like Stephen Thompson, Mike Swick and Erick Silva. Matt Brown got dropped in the 1st round against Thompson, who emptied his gas tank which led to Brown taking over in the 2nd round.
The winning streak was halted by Robbie Lawler who defeated Brown by decision. He lost again to Johny Hendricks before choking out Tim Means.
Matt Brown’s next fight in the UFC
Matt Brown faces Diego Sanchez at UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee on the 7th of October in Las Vegas, Nevada.