Win at UFC on Fox 7 Makes Matt Brown an Immediate UFC Welterweight Contender

By Kevin Jaress
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In a fight between two fast-rising welterweights, Matt Brown takes on Jordan Mein on the main card of UFC on Fox 7.

Brown, who is coming off an impressive knockout victory over Mike Swick, has won four consecutive fights. A win over Mein on Apr. 20, would certainly launch the former “Ultimate Fighter 7” cast member into the mix of contenders in the 170 pound division.

Brown entered the UFC with a mediocre 7-6 MMA record and was known more for his brawling style than his technique. After seeing some early success in MMA‘s top promotion, Brown suffered three consecutive losses, all of which were stoppages.

Typically, fighters who lose three straight fights are cut by the UFC. Brown’s job. However, was spared due to his crowd-pleasing style. Since then, Brown has won five of his six fights and has finished his opponent in three of his last four.

Brown is now one of the hottest fighters in the welterweight division and has a huge opportunity to vault into contender status against Mein.

In a recent interview with, Brown discussed his ability to turn around his career.

“I’ve been sticking to consistency and working hard everyday,” Brown said. “If you keep grinding everyday, good things will come out of it eventually.”

Despite his recent hot streak, Brown is not overlooking his fight against Mein.

“With Mein, you know, he is a young, hungry kid. You don’t really know what to expect out of him,” Brown said. “He is a very skilled guy.”

Taking into consideration Brown’s outstanding work ethic, “The Immortal” will likely be well-prepared for this fight and will be in prime position to launch himself up the UFC’s welterweight rankings.

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