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Matt Brown Released From The UFC

Jon Anik, host of ESPN’s MMA Live program, has reported that welterweight fighter Matt “The Immortal” Brown has been released from his UFC contract following a loss at UFC 123.

Proving once again that three is the magic number in the UFC, Brown is cut on the heels of a three-fight losing skid, culminating in his second-round submission defeat to Brian Foster at UFC 123 this past weekend. Prior to that bout, Brown was submitted by both Chris Lytle and Ricardo Almeida.

Brown was an alumni on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, where he showed promise before losing to Amir Sadollah in the quarter-finals.

“The Immortal” secured his spot in the UFC by defeating Matt Arroyo by TKO at the TUF 7 finale, though he would lose in his next bout to Dong Hyun Kim.

Brown would go on to earn a 4-4 record in the UFC by scoring three straight wins against Ryan Thomas, PEte Sell and James Wilks before stringing together the aforementioned hat trick of defeats.

His overall professional record stands at 11-10, with six of his wins coming via TKO and five by submission. Eight of his ten losses were by submission, the other two were decisions. He joins Gerald Harris, Karo Parisyan and Nick Osipczak as one of the most recent fighters cut from the UFC.