The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 170-pound champion James Wilks (6-2) is in talks to fight red-hot welterweight Matt Brown (10-7) at UFC 105 from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on November 14.
Wilks disposed of DaMarques Johnson to win the June 20 TUF Finale on a night that was also supposed to see Matt Brown fight Anthony Johnson before "Rumble" injured his knee in training and was forced to withdraw.
"Lighting" ran through Che Mills and a double shot of Frank Lester as a member of Team UK but really got people talking with his complete domination of Johnson to win the show.
His road to the upper echelon of 170-pound fighters continues with the surging Matt Brown.
"The Immortal" competed on TUF 7 before being eliminated from the show by eventual tournament winner Amir Sadollah via triangle choke in the semifinals. He bounced back to defeat Matt Arroyo via technical knockout at the TUF 7 Finale in June.
After a close split decision loss to Korean import Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim at UFC 88 in September 2008, Brown rattled off two impressive stoppages, submitting Ryan Thomas via armbar at UFC 91 and pounding Pete Sell into dust at UFC 96.
Don’t expect much downtime in this one.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this developing fight card that is expected to feature hometown favorite Michael "The Count" Bisping against an opponent to be named.