Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown Preview

By Jeremy Green
Mike Swick UFC
Gary A. Vasquez-US Presswire

Mike Swick is set to square off against Matt Brown for the next UFC on Fox card.  Both fighters are known for their warrior spirit, and both have comparable striking skills that can end a fight within seconds.

Mike Swick made his UFC comeback in his last outing, defeating DaMarques Johnson via KO in the second round.  It was a great comeback performance because he hadn’t fought since 2010 prior to this fight.  Swick is synonymous with his striking speed, and he has over 8 fights by way of TKO/KO.  He is also competent in the submission department; namely his guillotine.

Matt Brown is coming into this fight off a TKO victory against Luis Ramos.  In the bout, Brown showed some excellent combinations and also durability, which is something fans have come to expect from a Matt Brown performance.  He holds notable wins over Chris Cope, Stephen Thompson, John Howard, and James Wilks.  Brown is one of the most durable fighters in the welterweight division  and also has a well-rounded game that is predicated on his stand up.

This fight is a great one for fans because both fighters like to stand up and exchange punches.  Will we see the same tactics from both fighters come fight night?  Possibly, but they also have competent ground skills, making this fight dynamic in every aspect.  For Swick, he will want to find his openings early and look to land some quick combinations.

For Brown, he will need to weather the early storm of Swick and look to take this fight into deep water.  If he can test Swick’s cardio, then he may have a great shot at winning this bout, which would be huge for his career and vice verse for Swick.

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