UFC welterweight Matt Brown is on a six-fight winning streak and could challenge for a divisional title with another notable victory or two. While he may not be getting a Top 5 foe for his next match-up to help his cause, it looks like “The Immortal” will at least see action against an adversary with ties to a championship.
According to UFC President Dana White, the organization is looking to book Brown against Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to wear welterweight gold in Strikeforce. White confirmed the matter with FOX Sports, stating he expected the outing to take place in December assuming Saffiedine was completely healthy after a recent run of injuries.
The 18-11 Brown has sixteen stoppages notched on his record including knockouts of Mike Swick, Jordan Mein, and Mike Pyle during his current run. Comparably, Saffiedine is 14-3 in his career but hasn’t fought since picking Nate Marquardt apart in a January effort.
The UFC currently has three cards scheduled for December – UFC on FOX 9 (12/14), UFC Fight Night 33 (12/21), and UFC 168 (12/28).