The first ever Fox Sports 1 card takes place on Aug. 17, which features a stacked card from top to bottom. One of the most exciting bouts on the card is a welterweight match between veterans Matt Brown and Mike Pyle. Up for grabs is a chance to become an elite welterweight, so they will be fighting with a sense of desperation.
Coming into this bout, Pyle sports an overall record of 25-8-1. He is on a four-fight winning streak, beating some quality opponents in Josh Neer, James Head and Rick Story. Pyle is one of the most experienced and well-rounded fighters in the welterweight division. Whether it’s on the ground or standing, he has the ability to finish the fight, and he will be looking to make a statement against Brown, who is also on an impressive winning streak.
Brown has racked up five-straight wins in the welterweight division, beating some tough opponents in Jordan Mein, Mike Swick and Stephen Thompson. Brown has always been a tough, tenacious fighter, doing anything to put on an exciting fight. But now, it seems like he is fighting with more technique, and has certainly improved his takedown defense over the past few years.
Pyle holds the edge on the ground, as he is well versed in submissions, which has been Brown’s Achilles heel. However, Brown is one of the most durable fighters in the UFC, and this serves him well going up against Pyle, and it will be interesting to see if he can crack him in hopes of getting a quick KO or TKO.
This fight could end violently very quick. Both have been known to put on some wars, and whether it’s on the ground or standing, there is a chance for a quick finish. It has Knockout-Of-The-Night written all over it, and the winner puts their name in the mix in this heavily-contested welterweight division.