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stevequalude
01-18-2010, 03:45 PM
A welterweight bout between Ricardo Almeida (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Matt Brown (11-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) reportedly will take place in March at UFC 111.

MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com)) first reported Almeida's likely UFC 111 participation last month, and ESPN's "MMA Live" program today reported the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace has agreed to fight the well-rounded Brown.

UFC 111 takes place March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., with a pay-per-view championship double-header.

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre meets Dan Hardy in the headliner, and Frank Mir and Shane Carwin clash in a five-rounder that's currently billed as an interim heavyweight title fight.

After suffering a disappointing split-decision loss to Patrick Cote in July 2008, Almeida, who's now in his second stint with the UFC, has since bounced back with back-to-back wins over Matt Horwich and Kendall Grove. The former middleweight now heads to the welterweight division with nine wins in his past 10 fights.

Brown, meanwhile, recently scored a TKO victory over "The Ultimate Fighter 9" winner James Wilks at UFC 105. The "TUF 7" cast member is now 4-1 in the UFC, and the lone loss came to undefeated Dong Hyun Kim via close split decision.

The latest UFC 111 card now includes:

Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy (for welterweight title)
Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (possibly for interim heavyweight title)
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch*
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown*http://mmajunkie.com/dyn/images/fighters/ricardo-almeida-2.jpg
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown slotted for UFC 111 in March | MMAjunkie.com (http://mmajunkie.com/news/17462/ricardo-almeida-vs-matt-brown-slotted-for-ufc-111-in-march.mma) sharp looking fight

mma #1 fan
01-18-2010, 05:19 PM
Brown has been looking like a beast lately I did not see him a being a very good fighter on TUF but he has proved me wrong.