|Association||Team Jorge Gurgel|
|Height||6' 0" (183 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai|
|Birth Date||January 10, 1981|
|Fighting Out Of||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Matt Brown Pictures||Official Website|
Matt Brown is an American mixed martial artist who competes at Welterweight who competes in the UFC.
Brown starred in The Ultimate Fighter 7: Team Jackson vs. Team Griffin television series and was eliminated from the show in the ninth episode due to a loss to eventual winner, Amir Sadollah by Triangle Choke. Brown is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who trains with Jorge Gurgel and Rich Franklin.
|Record||16 - 11 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Mike Swick||KO (Punches)||UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz||12/8/2012||2||2:31|
|Win||Luis Ramos||TKO (Knees and Punches)||UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard||6/22/2012||2||4:20|
|Win||Stephen Thompson||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans||4/21/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Chris Cope||TKO (Punches)||UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit||2/4/2012||2||1:19|
|Loss||Seth Baczynski||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson||11/19/2011||2||0:42|
|Win||John Howard||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry||6/26/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Brian Foster||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida||11/20/2010||2||2:11|
|Loss||Chris Lytle||Submission (Straight Armbar)||UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin||7/03/2004||2||2:02|
|Loss||Ricardo Almeida||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy||3/27/2010||2||3:30||Bout featured live on SpikeTV|
|Win||James Wilks||TKO (Punches)||UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera||11/14/2009||3||2:27|
|Win||Pete Sell||TKO (Punches)||UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine||3/07/2009||1||1:32|
|Win||Ryan Thomas||Submission (Armbar)||UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar||11/15/2008||2||0:57|
|Loss||Dong Hyun Kim||Decision (Split)||UFC 88: Breakthrough||9/06/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Matt Arroyo||TKO (Punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale||6/21/2008||2||3:40||UFC debut|
|Loss||Chris Lytle||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFL: United Fight League||8/11/2007||2||2:49|
|Win||Dan Kolbasowski||Submission (Armbar)||FightFest: Black and Blues Tour||7/06/2007||1||1:37|
|Loss||Daniel Moraes||Submission (Armbar)||GFC: Evolution||5/19/2007||1||2:32|
|Loss||Jesse Chilton||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||NLF 8: Next Level Fighting 8||3/10/2007||3||3:23|
|Win||Douglas Lima||TKO (Punches)||ISCF: Invasion||2/09/2007||2||2:50|
|Win||Matt Arroyo||TKO||RFC 7: Night of Champions||11/04/2006||2||1:54|
|Win||Jason Nickoson||Submission (Triangle Choke)||FF: Fightfest 8||10/20/2006||1||0:51|
|Loss||Chris Liguori||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||CITC 3: Marked Territory||9/30/2006||2||0:42|
|Loss||Mikey Gomez||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||AFC 17: Absolute Fighting Championships 17||6/24/2006||1||3:35|
|Win||Brian King||Submission (Armbar)||IE: Independent Event||5/20/2006||1||3:27|
|Loss||Pete Spratt||Decision (Unanimous)||IFF 1: International Freestyle Fighting 1||5/06/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Joey Whitt||KO||GFL: Brawl at the Buckeye||2/10/2006||1||0:39|
|Win||Ricardo Martinez||Submission||IE: Independent Event||10/08/2005||1||2:54|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
The Ultimate Fighter
Brown was chosen as one of the thirty-two fighters to get a chance at being on The Ultimate Fighter 7: Team Jackson vs. Team Griffin and get a chance at the six figure UFC contract. Brown got on to the show after defeating Josh Hall by TKO.
Matt Brown was noticed by the other fighters as a "bad ass". Jeremy May didn't think Brown to be that tough and decided he was going to make trouble with him, by putting lemon juice in his tobacco. Brown then was given the chance for revenge as he got to face May in the octagon. Brown knocked May out by throwing a couple hard punches, a good hard knee, and then a kick to the face.
Matt Brown then got to move on to the quarter-finals. After Dana White reveals the quarter-final match-ups, Matt Brown would have to face Amir Sadollah, the eventual winner of the The Ultimate Fighter 7 tournament. Matt Brown lost to Amir by Triangle Choke in Round 2.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Matt Brown won his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale by defeating Matt Arroyo a season six contestant on The Ultimate Fighter. An interesting fact about this fight is that it was not the first time the two fighters fought one another. They had fought previously in a smaller regional promotion, where Brown also defeated Arroyo via TKO.
Brown next fought on the main card of UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine on March 7th, 2009, against The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comback alumni Pete Sell. The fight was Sell's second fight since he dropped down to Welterweight. Brown controlled the entire fight and defeated Sell at 1:32 in the first round via TKO (Punches).
Brown was scheduled to fight on the The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale card against Anthony Johnson. However, Johnson pulled out of the fight after injuring his knee during practice. The UFC set out to find a replacement for Johnson but Brown pulled out as well, to heal up some nagging injuries. On November 14, 2009, Brown returned to action to face James Wilks, who in his previous bout won The Ultimate Fighter 9's Welterweight tournament. The bout was featured on the main event of UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera. Brown defeating him via TKO in the third round. Brown landed a flying knee during the second round which knocked Wilks to the canvas and in the third round, Brown escaped a near fight ending submission attempt by Wilks. After escaping the submission, Brown obtained full mount and appiled some ground and pound until the referee was forced to stop the fight awarding Brown his third straight UFC win bumping his overall UFC record to 4-1.
His next fight took place at UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy on March 27, 2010, where he faced off against Ricardo Almeida, who was making his Welterweight debut. Almeida looked for the takedown early and often in the opening round, but Brown did a solid job of stymying the attack. On the rare occasions Almeida did work the fight to the floor, Brown expertly wall-walked his way back to his feet. Unfortunately for Brown, he simply never found a way to transition into his own offensive strategy. In the second round, Almeida opened a gash near Brown's left eye on the way to the floor, and once there, he moved quickly to mount. Brown tried to scramble away, but Almeida transitioned to the back, locked in a body triangle to hold the position, and then secured the fight-ending rear-naked choke at the 3:30 mark of the frame.
Brown next returned at UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin on July 3, 2010, where he faced Chris Lytle, a man known for winning numerous Fight Night bonuses. Both fighters let their hands fly, as expected, and both landed some remarkably solid shots. But the fight was won on the ground, where Lytle implemented a solid second-round attack. Lytle, in fact, gave up the full-mount position to move into side mount. Once there, he quickly transitioned into a mounted triangle, secured an arm, and then forced a tap-out from a Straight Armbar at the 2:02 mark of the second round. The loss was Brown's second consecutive loss in a row.