Matt Brown-Tarec Saffiedine in talks for December tilt

Matt Brown-Tarec Saffiedine in talks for December tilt

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).

3 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    as much as i think this will be a great fight (could be fucking awesome), and Matt has a good chance of winning it. I was really hoping he would get someone like Condit/Lawler/Rory/Maia/Diaz.
    Someone who if he beat nicely he would be up for the title shot.
    just a dream, but i want the guy to get his while he still can

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I like Brown and a win over the last Strikeforce champ has to put him in a #1 contender match imo. This should be a good fight with Brown being the brawler and Terec being way more technical in the striking.

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  • SBERG says:

    I like Brown alot but he better watch those legs…..I still get chills seeing what Tarec did to Nate’s leg…that was nasty.

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