Skip to main content

Welterweight Division

Active

"The Immortal"

Matt Brown

Welterweight Division

25-19-0 (W-L-D)

16

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

2

Wins by Decision

Matt Brown

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Matt Brown's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Xenia, United States
Trains at
Team Immortal
Fighting style
Brawler
Age
41
Height
72.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Jun. 21, 2008
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
43.00

Fighter Facts

  • Holds second round TKO win over Matt Arroyo in 2006 – he repeated the win over Arroyo at the TUF7 finale.
     
  • Has also been in with UFC vet Pete Spratt
     
  • Has only been the distance six times in his career (W3 Thompson, W3 Howard, L3 Kim, L3 Spratt, L5 Lawler, L3 Hendricks); has won all but two of his fights by KO or submission.
     
  • 16 wins by KO; seven by submission (3 armbar, triangle choke, guillotine, neck crank, undisclosed choke)
     
  • Known for his intensity
     
  • 11-7 in his last 18 bouts; has won three of his last five
     
  • Origin of nickname: “My nickname is tattooed on my stomach, so a promoter named Aaron Crowell (RIP) gave it to me based on that.”

 

UFC History 
UFC Fight Night
(3/26/22) Brown lost a three round split decision to Bryan Barberena 
UFC Fight Night (6/19/21) Brown knocked out Dhiego Lima at 3:02 of the second round
UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Brown lost a three round unanimous decision to Carlos Condit
UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Brown was stopped by Miguel Baeza via strikes at :18 of the second round
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Brown knocked out Ben Saunders at 4:55 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Brown knocked out Diego Sanchez at 3:44 of the first round
UFC 206 (12/10/16) Brown was knocked out by Donald Cerrone at :44 of the third round
UFC 201 (7/30/16) Brown was stopped by Jake Ellenberger via strikes at 1:46 of the first round
UFC 198 (5/14/16) Brown was submitted by Demian Maia via rear naked choke at 4:31 of the third round
UFC 189 (7/11/15) Brown submitted Tim Means via guillotine choke at 4:44 of the first round
UFC 185 (3/14/15) Brown lost a three round unanimous decision to Johny Hendricks
UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Brown lost a five round unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler
UFC Fight Night (5/10/14) Brown stopped Erick Silva via strikes at 2:11 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (8/17/13) Brown knocked out Mike Pyle at :29 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/20/13) Brown stopped Jordan Mein via strikes at 1:00 of the second round
UFC on FOX (12/8/12) Brown knocked out Mike Swick at 2:31 of the second round
UFC on FX (6/22/12) Brown stopped Luis Ramos via strikes at 4:20 of the second round
UFC 145 (4/21/12) Brown won a three round unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson
UFC 143 (2/4/12) Brown stopped Chris Cope via strikes at 1:19 of the second round
UFC 139 (11/19/11) Brown was submitted by Seth Baczynski via guillotine choke at :42 of the second round
UFC Live (6/26/11) Brown won a three round unanimous decision over John Howard
UFC 123 (11/20/10) Brown was submitted by Brian Foster via guillotine choke at 2:11 of the second round.
UFC 116 (7/3/10) Brown was submitted by Chris Lytle via armbar at 2:02 of the second round.
UFC 111 (3/27/10) Brown was submitted via rear naked choke by Ricardo Almeida at 3:30 of the second round.
UFC 105 (11/14/09) Brown stopped James Wilks via strikes at 2:27 of the third round.
UFC 96 (3/7/09) Brown stopped Pete Sell via strikes at 1:32 of the first round.
UFC 91 (11/15/08) Brown submitted Ryan Thomas with an armbar at :57 of round two.
UFC 88 (9/6/08) Brown lost a three round split decision to Dong Hyun Kim.
TUF7 Finale (6/21/08) Brown scored a second round (3:40) TKO over Matt Arroyo via strikes.

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 7
In the quarterfinals on episode nine, Brown was submitted in the second round via triangle choke by Amir Sadollah.
On episode six, Brown knocked out Jeremy May in the first round.
On episode two, Brown stopped Josh Hall in the first round via strikes.

 

Q&A 

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2004, because I love the sport.
What ranks and titles have you held? ISCF East Coast Welterweight Champion, brown belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? I look up to and admire many people including (in random order) Lance Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell and Floyd Mayweather. They’re the first names that come to mind, but I wouldn't necessarily consider them my heroes.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I have reached a goal that I set for myself, which is a great feeling. It reminds me that you really can do anything that you set your mind to doing. My next goal is to be a champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Personal trainer
Favorite grappling technique: triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: flying knee