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Matt Brown Scouting Report

Matt Brown Scouting Report
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Matt Brown Scouting Report


6’0″ 170 lb (Welterweight)
76″ reach, Orthodox
January 10, 1981


20-14 (UFC: 13-8)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brown belt in Judo

Championships Held

ISCF East Coast Welterweight Champion: 2007 (no title defenses)



– as tough & scrappy as they come
– great chin – never been (T)KO’d
– knockout machine – 12 of his wins via (T)KO
– above average reach both for his height & weight class
– really pushes the pace & brings the fight to his opponent
– very accurate striker – 54%
– mixes up striking well – punches, knees, kicks, etc.
– very dangerous in the clinch
– throws in unorthodox strikes
– constantly looking for submissions – attempted seventh most in UFC history
– very experienced – been in the UFC since 2008
– trains with a good fight team
– trains at elevation



– very susceptible to submissions – 10 losses via submissions
– very inconsistent – has gone on long losing streaks
– has never beaten an “elite” opponent
– poor takedown accuracy & defense
– mediocre striking defense
– on the wrong side of 30


Matt Brown was on an incredible hot streak, riding the wave towards the top of the welterweight class.  Until he met the Ruthless one, that is.  And then Bigg Rigg.

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