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Mike Brown scheduled for preliminary action at UFC 125

Former WEC 145-pound champ Mike Brown will enter the Octagon for the second time in his thirty-fight career on New Year’s Day according to an updated line-up listed for UFC 125 on the promotion’s website.

Brown’s previous performance in the infamous eight-sided structure came more than six years ago when he was submitted by emperor-of-the-entrance Genki Sudo at UFC 47, an event headlined by Chuck Liddell’s epic first encounter with Tito Ortiz to offer a little perspective on the interim between appearances.

He will face 15-1 Diego Nunes in his return to the UFC, a 27-year old Brazilian with a well-rounded attack who is coming off back-to-back wins over Tyler Toner and Raphael Assuncao.

The American Top Team staple is also coming off a victorious performance, as he TKO’d Cole Province in less than ninety seconds this past September at WEC 51. In addition to Province, Brown has beaten Yves Edwards, is the only individual to have finished Leonard Garcia, and holds a pair of wins against pound-for-pound great Urijah Faber.

UFC 125 is headlined by Frank Edgar defending his UFC lightweight title against Gray Maynard and also features featherweight phenom Jose Aldo putting his 145-pound belt up for grabs against Josh “The Fluke” Grispi, Clay Guida testing his chin against Takanori Gomi, and a number of other pairings worthy of the notable date.


  • Rece Rock says:

    I heard about this the other day and Everybody was making a big deal that a guy like mike brown is on prelims because of the merger…

    My opinion is the guy is prob making more $$ in sponsorship alone… he has the opportunity for a nice bonus if he puts on a good fight and above all he is liable to get a main card slot next time out if he puts on a good fight… the most important thing is that he gets to practice his trade and make some $$.

    P.S. This looks to be a good card

  • Dufresne says:

    I personally wish he was on the main card, but when you’ve already got 2 title fights and a guaranteed exciting match in Guida/Gomi I guess I can see how he got snubbed.

    Hopefully there’s enough stoppages to allow this to be shown.

  • boomnutz says:

    this card is starting to be stacked…It’s a shame the headliner is the worst fight…But back to the subject at hand I’d be willing to bet that MTB is one of the prelims shown for free on Spike, he’s probably one of the better known names from WEC and it’ll give the UFC an excuse to talk up Aldo and show some highlights of Aldo beating Thomas, and if all goes well MTB looks impressive ley people are like whoa if this dude Aldo kicked the shit out out MTB like and MTB just fucked up this dude then i gotta see Aldo in action, badda bing badda boom

  • Dufresne says:

    Excellent point boomnutz, that hadn’t even crossed my mind.


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