Two surging welterweights with nine combined wins over the past two years will collide in the octagon on August 17, 2013 in “Bean Town”, when Matt Brown and Mike Pyle do battle to break one’s winning streak.
The bout was originally announced to be Brown vs. Thiago Alves, but an injury forced him out of the bout and Pyle took his place, which makes a lot more sense with Alves being inactive, and Pyle being on the same path toward title contention with Brown.
Pyle says last minute preparation is not a problem since he’s always in the gym, and with a “scary” opponent ahead of him in August he will be looking to rack up his fifth win in a row.
“I’m in the gym training all the time anyway. It’s not a big deal. Got a good, tough, scary opponent in front of me. Matt Brown fight is in your face – lets fight – he’s the kinda guy that is offended if you miss a punch, he likes to fight, he’s in there to grind and try to break you. You can expect a victory from me.”
If you’ve had the pleasure to catch a couple Matt Brown fights, you know that the 170lb knockout artist always brings a crazy first round, and when some of his past opponents make it to the second, they’re so damaged from the first that they can barely hold themselves on their own two feet.