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Matt Brown vs. Ricardo Almeida set for UFC 111

UFC 111 has just become deeper with the addition of a welterweight contest between Ricardo Almeida and Matt Brown.

UFC 111 Takes place on March 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and already features two title fights. Georges St Pierre will defend his welterweight title against Dan Hardy and Frank Mir will fight Shane Carwin for the interim heavyweight title.

The news was first reported on this week’s episode of  MMALive .

Matt Brown will enter the fight on the heels of a victory over James Wilks at UFC 105. Brown has  tasted victory 4 times in 5 tries in the UFC.

Almeida will make the drop to welterweight for the first time for this fight.   Winning  9  of his last 10 fights,  Almeida last saw action when he defeated Kendall Grove by unanimous decision at UFC 101.

Below is the most recent expected card for UFC 111

  • Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy
  • Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir
  • Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch***
  • Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown***

*** not yet announced by the UFC

  • This could be an awesome fight. Its gonna show us how good or bad Almeidas striking is and its really gonna show us how good Matt Browns ground game is. He’s been pulling off some great subs and going for a lot of near attempts but not against someone with the ground skills of The Big Dog. On the other hand, I think Matt Brown is one of the most underrated and well rounded fighters out there. Great striking and clinch work, super aggressive guard and NEVER stops working.

    Brown By TKO round 2

  • robby says:

    this card looks like the best the ufc has put on for a while. i shouldn’t say that it will probably get the injury bug now. i sure hope not all these fights are interesting matchups.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    This will make for a very interesting fight, but eventually I think Almedia will be able to get the submission, maybe late 2nd or early 3rd round. Brown is a very good fighter and a terrific striker but Almeida is great grappler who can hold his own standing. Good fight though.

  • Guthookd says:

    A nice addition to be sure. Brow will have his hands full fending off subs in this one. I dont’ have a pick, but I’m rooting for Brown. Matt is one tough guy and his skill set continues to fill out and improve.

  • nope says:

    Just got tmy Tickets….hope the rest of the card is as good as the 1st 4 fights announced.

    Brown early in the 2nd…At least I hope


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