40-Year-Old Matt Brown Will Return To The Octagon
Matt Brown is not going to retire, even at the age of 40.
Brown (25-18) said he wants to fight more, so his next battle is reportedly scheduled against Bryan Barberena (15-8) at UFC Vegas 44 on December 4.
Brown is one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC. He has been a member of the promotion for more than 12 years. In the UFC, he fought 28 times and celebrated the victory in 16 of them.
He is a former title challenger in the welterweight division. After winning seven fights from 2012-2014, he earned his title shot against Robbie Lawler, but Lawler successfully defended his title and defeated Brown via unanimous decision.
He got back in the winning column after beating up Dhiego Lima on a UFC Fight Night card. He earned a second-round knockout, marking his 15th KO win in his pro MMA career.
In his last five contests, he won three times including against Lima, Ben Saunders and Diego Sanchez, all of them brutal knockout.
Barberena is on the losing column. He fought 11 times in the UFC and won only five times.
The last time he fought was on the Uriah Hall versus Sean Strickland fight night card where he suffered a loss against Jason Witt via unanimous decision.
Both fighters are finishers.
Also scheduled for the December card is Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell, Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill, Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell, Claudio Puelles vs Chris Gruetzemacher and Mallory Martin vs. Montserrat Ruiz.