With only two tilts in the last two years it’s easy to forget UFC featherweight Mike Brown (26-8) is on a two-fight winning streak. Brown has been sidelined on and off for health-related issues over the period but finally appears to be healthy and plans to show such on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 26.
Brown, scheduled to square off against Steven Siler (22-10) on the preliminary portion of the card, updated fans on his status in an interview with UFC.com where his excitement about finally getting back in the Octagon was clearly evident.
“I’ve been training really well and my body’s been feeling really good. So if I feel great in the gym and I’m doing well, there are still some things I want to accomplish in the sport,” said the former WEC champion. “I haven’t been able to leave my mark in the UFC yet. That’s what my goal is and what I want to do.”
When it comes to his showdown with Siler, Brown expects the duo will produce an entertaining effort.
“It’s a great fight between two experienced guys. Between the two of us we’ve got about 70 fights under our belts and he’s 4-1 in the UFC so he’s really well-established. He’s a great veteran and I expect fireworks for sure,” predicted Brown. “What I like about it is that he likes to go forward and I like to go forward, so there’s not gonna be a lot of dancing around. We’re gonna get right to business right away.”
Fans can catch their undercard outing on the afternoon action planned for FOX Sports 1.