The UFC has announced today that Danish fighter Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann has been forced out of his planned June bout against John Howard with an undisclosed injury and will be replaced by Matt Brown.
Brown was slated to face Rich Attonito at the same event and Attonito will now take on Cesar Gracie team member Daniel Roberts.
30-year-old Matt “The Immortal” Brown has dropped three straight contests in the UFC, though has avoided getting the axe by the promotion. A castmember from The Ultimate Fighter 7, Brown made is UFC debut in 2008, taking out Matt Arroyo via TKO. Since then, he’s taken out the likes of Ryan Thomas, James Wilks, and Pete Sell, but has dropped contests to Dong Hyun Kim, Ricaro Almeida, Chris Lytle and Brian Foster. While Brown’s current UFC record stands at 4-4, it reads 11-10 overall. His last three fights — which came against Almeida, Lytle and Foster, respectively — have all ended via second round submission.
John “Doomsday” Howard started off his UFC career on a four-fight winning streak, but has stumbled in his last two outings, getting defeated consecutively by Jake Ellenberger and Thiago Alves. Overall, the muay Thai stylist from Boston sports a 14-6 overall record.
Howard and Brown will square off at UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story this June 26 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.