UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Mike Brown vs Rani Yahya booked for Jan. 22 with Chan Sung Jung injured


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"The Korean Zombie" can get hurt after all.

And now is reporting that, with featherweight fan favorite Chan Sung Jung injured, Mike Brown will step in to face Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" on Jan. 22 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Just a week removed from a close loss to up-and-coming Brazilian kickboxer Diego Nunes, the former 145-pound champion, just 2-3 in his last five bouts, has agreed to step up, perhaps eager to redeem himself for his unsuccessful return to the Octagon.

It wasn't long ago that "MTB" was on top of the world with two wins over butt-chinned brawler and featherweight deity Urijah Faber. Then he ran headlong into Jose Aldo and lost his featherweight strap.

He would go on to lose to Manny Gamburyan and the aforementioned Nunes, sandwiching a pair of wins over Anthony Morrison and Cole Province in between.

You'd think Brown would have had enough of Brazilians by now, but the wily veteran keeps coming back for more. 

Yahya was all the rage after three consecutive "Submission of the Night" winning performances over the likes of Yoshiro Maeda, Eddie Wineland and John Hosman. 

One Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki later and a decision was made to relocate to 145-pounds in the hopes of remaining gainfully employed with the world's largest fight promotion.

Another slip up could spell the end for the former bantamweight title challenger, even against a former featherweight champion.

UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" is all set for Fort Hood, Texas on Jan. 22 and will feature a lightweight scrap pitting up-and-comer Evan Dunham against the heavy handed and suddenly cage savvy Melvin Guillard.

Pat Barry vs Joey Beltran and Matt Mitrione vs Tim Hague are also scheduled for the event.

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