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James Wilks Makes Official Octagon Debut At UFC 105 Against Matt Brown

The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner James Wilks will be making his debut as an official UFC employee against Matt Brown at UFC 105 in Manchester, England. It had been heavily rumored that Wilks would fight in front of his hometown peeps, however we now know who he will be slugging it out with. has confirmed the bout with sources close to the situation.

Wilks earned his TUF crown by taking down DaMarques Johnson with a rear-naked choke at 4:54 in the first round of their The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale tussle back in June.

The U.K. card is expected to take place inside the Manchester Evening News Arena, although the UFC has yet to make the event official.