What can Brown do for you?
Pretty much anything you want, if you're the UFC and need to take your fight card into the shop for repairs. Former "Ultimate Fighter" Matt Brown, who was originally booked to face John Hathaway after Pascal Krauss blew out his shoulder, will now switch gears and prepare for fellow TUF guy Seth Baczynski following an undisclosed injury to "The Hitman."
UFC 138: "Leben vs. Munoz" takes place on Nov. 5, 2011, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.
Brown got a second lease on his Octagon life by outpointing John Howard at UFC on Versus 4 back in June. The unanimous decision win over "Doomsday" snapped a three-fight losing streak, one that included consecutive submission losses.
Can he make it two in a row against "The Polish Pistola?"
After dropping a unanimous decision to Brad Tavares in the TUF 11 Finale, Baczynski found himself looking for work. Back-to-back wins on the regional circuit earned him a call back for the UFC Fight Night 25 card last month in New Orleans, where he successfully choked out Clay Harvison in his Octagon return.
Can the former middleweight make a statement across the pond?
UFC 138, recently announced for the promotion's sole trip to the United Kingdom this year, will be headlined by the very first five-round non-title fight with a middleweight match-up pitting division hopefuls Chris Leben and Mark Munoz in what should be a violent war of attrition.
For the current UFC 138 fight card and line-up click here.