Longtime welterweight fighter, Matt Brown, will make his highly anticipated comeback to the cage on May 13th after more than a year off.
Brown, famously known as “The Immortal,” will face off against fellow veteran, Court McGee, in what promises to be an exciting and closely contested bout.
Brown, who has a 23-19 record, made the announcement on a recent episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer podcast.
“Coming back, I’m going to destroy some faces. Court, I’ve hung out with him before, he’s a terrific person, an excellent rival. In some ways, our backgrounds are comparable for both of us. We both took too much. He has truly accepted that. So even though I have a lot of respect for the man, I’m ready to walk in there and elbow him in the face.”
Brown, who has been fighting since 2008, has a promotional record of 16-13 and is still working hard at the age of 42. His last fight was in March 2023, when he lost a tight decision to Bryan Barberena. Brown had the option to fight a younger opponent, but instead chose to take on McGee, despite the challenge.
McGee, who won The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 in 2010, has a 21-11 record and is coming off a knockout defeat to Jeremiah Wells in June 2022. However, he has won two of his past three fights, and his most significant victory was a split decision over Robert Whittaker in the welterweight division.
The UFC Fight Night event on May 13th will also feature a ranked light heavyweight matchup between Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker as the main event. Additionally, Jessica-Rose Clark will face Tainara Lisboa in a women’s bantamweight fight. More details are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.