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Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :January 10, 1981
Height :6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight :170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)

Matt Brown is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, Brown was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series.

QUICK FACTS

BornMatthew Burton Brown 
January 10, 1981 (age 42)
Jamestown, Ohio, United States
Other namesThe Immortal
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Welterweight
Reach75 in (191 cm) 

Matt Brown Biography, EarlyLife

Brown was born on January 10, 1981, and raised in Jamestown, Ohio. After being home-schooled for two years, he attended Greeneview High School, where he struggled to fit in. Living in a small town with no foreseeable future outside of a low-paying factory job as a machinist, Brown grew frustrated and turned to drugs and alcohol.

For a period, he was addicted to meth, regularly used cocaine, and would often get into fights at parties. By his early twenties, he had survived a heroin overdose (which led to his nickname “The Immortal”), had been homeless, and had been to prison. Brown’s interest in MMA started with drunkenly practicing various submission holds that he had seen on VHS tapes featuring Ken Shamrock on friends.

Matt Brown Education

He was home-schooled for two years, then he attended Greeneview High School, where he struggled to fit in.

Matt Brown’s Height, And Weight

Matt Brown has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 77 kg.

Career

Brown is a 1998 graduate of Greenview High School in Jamestown, OH. Brown grew up competing in bodybuilding and boxing. Before Brown began training for a career in mixed martial arts, he was addicted to drugs and drinking. Brown realized that he needed a hobby, to keep him away from the party lifestyle. His nickname “The Immortal” was given to him by his friends after he had survived an overdose of heroin. He initially began training in Japanese jiu-jitsu and later transitioned to a Jorge Gurgel affiliate, which led him to MMA. After Brown thought his career was over due to money problems, the Ultimate Fighter tryouts came along and Brown made the show.

Brown now splits time training with Matt Hume in Seattle and at Wanderlei Silva’s Warrior Training Center in Las Vegas, NV. 

The Ultimate Fighter

Brown was chosen as one of the thirty-two fighters to get a chance at a six-figure UFC contract in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest. Brown officially entered the show after defeating Josh Hall by TKO in the preliminary round. Brown moved on the to quarter-finals by defeating Jeremy May in round 1 via a head kick. After Dana revealed the quarter-final match-ups, Brown would have to face Amir Sadollah but lost to Sadollah by triangle choke in Round 2. Sadollah was the eventual winner of the competition.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Brown won his UFC debut at The Ultimate Finale 7 by defeating Matt Arroyo a season six contestant on The Ultimate Fighter. Brown lost his second fight in the UFC by split decision against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88. Kim threatened Brown with a choke from back control in the first round but became exhausted in the second round. In the third, Kim used some effective ground-and-pound and cut Brown with an elbow. All three judges scored the bout 29-28, two of them in Kim’s favor. The decision was contested by the partisan American crowd in attendance with noticeable booing. Commentator Joe Rogan announced during the post-fight interviews that he believed Brown had won the fight.

After Matthew Riddle sustained a knee injury during training, Brown replaced him at UFC 91 and fought Ryan Thomas. Matt defeated Ryan by armbar in the second round. Brown fought at UFC 96 on March 7, 2009, he fought Pete Sell. Brown defeated the UFC veteran Sell in a somewhat controversial fight, via TKO in the first round.

Brown was scheduled to fight on the TUF 9 Finale card against Anthony Johnson. However, Johnson pulled out of the fight after injuring his knee during practice. The UFC set out to find a replacement for Johnson but Brown pulled out as well, to heal up some nagging injuries. Brown faced James Wilks at UFC 105, defeating him via TKO in the third round. Brown landed a flying knee during the second round which knocked Wilks to the canvas and in the third round, Brown escaped a near fight-ending submission attempt by Wilks. After escaping the submission, Brown obtained full mount and applied some ground and pound until the referee was forced to stop the fight awarding Brown his third straight UFC win, bumping his overall UFC record to 4–1.

During a radio interview held by MMAWeekly, Brown stated he would like to fight Renzo Gracie for his next fight. Brown is instead expected to face Ricardo Almeida on March 27, 2010, at UFC 111. 

Matt Brown’s Net Worth

UFC fighter Matt Brown has a net worth of around $1 million.

Brown competes in the UFC welterweight division and has had a total of 41 professional MMA fights.

Titles

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (Four Times) vs. Jordan Mein, Erick Silva, Robbie Lawler, and Bryan Barberena
    • Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Mike Pyle
    • Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Erick Silva, Diego Sanchez, Dhiego Lima, and Court McGee
    • Most knockouts in UFC Welterweight division history (13)
    • Tied (Derrick Lewis) for most knockouts in UFC history (13)
    • Most finishes in UFC Welterweight division history (15)
    • Tied (Neil Magny) for most bouts in UFC Welterweight division history (30)
    • Second most post-fight bonuses in UFC Welterweight division history (9)
    • Fourth most finishes in UFC history (15)
    • Third most win in UFC Welterweight division history (17)
    • Tied (Jake Ellenberger) for second-most knockdowns landed in UFC Welterweight division history (11)
  • International Sport Combat Federation
    • ISCF East Coast Welterweight Championship (one time)
  • MMAJunkie.com
    • 2014 May Fight of the Month vs. Erick Silva
  • Sherdog
    • 2012 All-Violence First Team
    • 2013 All-Violence First Team
  • Bloody Elbow
    • 2017 Best Knockout of the Year

FAQ

What is the net worth of Matt Brown?

His net worth is 1 million dollars.

What is the height of Matt Brown?

His height is 6 feet.

What is the age of Matt Brown?

His age is 42 years as of 2023.

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