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Matt Brown tapped to replace Matt Riddle at UFC 91

With just two weeks to go before its UFC 91 event on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas, UFC officials were able to secure an injury replacement for Matt Riddle, who was forced to pull out his his welterweight matchup vs. Ryan Thomas due to an injury sustained while in training.

Replacing Riddle is Matt Brown, who like Riddle is also a veteran from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter reality television series.

The news is according to a report by the Wrestling Observer.

Brown, a member of Team Jorge Gurgel, made his UFC debut during the live season finale for TUF 7 on June 21. Facing TUF 6 alum Matt Arroyo, Brown won via TKO at 3:40 of round 2. He returned to the Octagon this past September at UFC 88, where he lost a split decision to Dong Hyun Kim.

UFC 91 is scheduled to be headlined by Randy Couture defending the UFC heavyweight title vs. Brock Lesnar. Kenny Florian is also scheduled to face Joe Stevenson in a battle of lightweights.

  • RUSH says:

    I think this is a great replacement! I have been very impressed with Brown since I seen him on TUF7, and he was pretty close to beating Kim at 88. I think he bounces back with a decisive win over Thomas

  • neon says:

    that sucks, i was looking forward 2 seeing riddle in the cage again! the kids got potential!

  • t0pd0g says:

    Sweet!! I loved this kid from the show…very entertaining fighter and a complete badass. I too think he will bounce back with a decisive win over Thomas.

  • mingowarr says:

    glad to see matt brown again. He is one tough mofo who always fights

  • kmac1138 says:

    Disappointed not to see Riddle, but a very good replacement choice.

  • Sonny says:

    I’ll echo what others are sayin’:

    Matt Brown? Hell yeah, I was wondering when he’d pop back up again.


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