Brown vs. Almedia officially announced for UFC 111

source: mmaweekly.com
 

On Thursday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced a match-up pitting Renzo Gracie black belt, Ricardo Almeida, against former "Ultimate Fighter" competitor, Matt Brown, in a welterweight bout for UFC 111 in Newark, NJ.

The bout had previously been reported by MMAWeekly.com a few weeks ago, citing sources close to the negotiations who stated both fighters had agreed upon the match-up.

Ricardo Almeida will fight in his adopted home state of New Jersey where the Brazilian opened his academy and his family calls him. This will also be Almeida's first trip to the welterweight division after spending the majority of his career fighting at 185lbs.

Following a lengthy stay away from the sport, Almeida came back to fighting in 2008 and has won his last two fights in a row, including a victory over former "Ultimate Fighter" winner, Kendall Grove, in his last bout.

Matt Brown enters the fight in March on a three fight win streak including his absolute bludgeoning of Pete Sell and a win in his last fight over former "Ultimate Fighter" winner, James Wilks.

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doerksenfan site profile image  

2/13/10 1:08 PM by doerksenfan

Agreed, but I think this match-up almost guarantees an exciting fight. Brown's last 4 fights: 1 ended in a KO, 1 ended in submission, and 2 others were back and forth wars. This fight can definitely gain more steam for Brown, and/or be a very entertaining debut for Almeida at welterweight. Definite FOTN, KOTN, or SOTN potential IMO.

doerksenfan site profile image  

2/13/10 1:08 PM by doerksenfan

Agreed, but I think this match-up almost guarantees an exciting fight. Brown's last 4 fights: 1 ended in a KO, 1 ended in submission, and 2 others were back and forth wars. This fight can definitely gain more steam for Brown, and/or be a very entertaining debut for Almeida at welterweight. Definite FOTN, KOTN, or SOTN potential IMO.

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2/13/10 1:01 PM by NorthFromHere

Great match up and really nice to see Almeida at WW. He was 183 in his last fight..at fight time.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

2/13/10 1:01 PM by NorthFromHere

Great match up and really nice to see Almeida at WW. He was 183 in his last fight..at fight time.

On My Knees for Doom site profile image  

2/13/10 12:16 PM by On My Knees for Doom

 Amazing?

On My Knees for Doom site profile image  

2/13/10 12:16 PM by On My Knees for Doom

 Amazing?

sprawl420 site profile image  

2/13/10 12:05 PM by sprawl420

I always like watching Brown fight. I hop he pulls this one out.

sprawl420 site profile image  

2/13/10 12:05 PM by sprawl420

I always like watching Brown fight. I hop he pulls this one out.

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2/13/10 12:02 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

Welter Dog by sub.

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2/13/10 12:02 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

Welter Dog by sub.