Fresh off an impressive bounce-back effort at UFC Fight Night 48, welterweight contender Tyron Woodley has designs on who he would like to face next. “The Chosen One” has respectfully called out Matt Brown out on social media for a 170-pound matchup that would be bound to produce fireworks.
Woodley made amends for a poor effort against Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 by destroying Dong Hyun Kim this past weekend in Macau. He needed just 61 seconds to get the job done against the powerful South Korean. The explosive effort earned Woodley a Performance of the Night bonus and bumped him up to a No. 3 ranking in the division. His desire to face “The Immortal” would be a dangerous assignment that would carry a major reward if he were to be successful.
The No. 5 ranked Brown saw his title hopes dashed for the time being after dropping a unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler in their title eliminator at UFC on FOX 12. It was a spirited Fight of the Night clash in San Jose between two destructive 170-pound competitors. Brown’s stock wasn’t diminished because of the valiant effort he put forth over the course of five hard-hitting rounds. The loss snapped his seven-fight win streak. After failing to secure a title opportunity against champion Johny Hendricks, Brown would likely welcome the chance for redemption against a top-5 opponent.
Woodley vs. Brown is a strong option that the UFC should seriously consider. They’ve combined to produce 27 finishes by knockout or submission in their 33 career victories. It would shape up as a very meaningful and fan-friendly clash in an exciting welterweight landscape.
Rick LaFitte is an MMA Writer for Rant Sports