UFC on Versus 4 is set to go down this Sunday night (June 26, 2011) live on the cable television network emanating from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
"Doomsday" begins as the -255 favorite.
That leaves Brown as a mortal +215 underdog, probably due to his three-fight losing skid that has undoubtedly left him on the Zuffa chopping block as he heads into "Steel City."
Are the oddsmakers calling it like they see it? Or playing it safe? Take a look at how these two welterweights stack up after the jump and decide for yourself.
170 lbs.: John "Doomsday" Howard (14-6) vs. Matt "The Immortal" Brown (11-10)
Backgrounds (last five fights):
Notable wins: Exited the "Ninja" in March of 2010
Notable losses: Outclassed by Jake Ellenberger and Thiago Alves
Strengths: Good stand-up, constantly improving, experienced
Weaknesses: Falters against the upper echelon of the division
Notable wins: Consecutive stoppages over Pete Sell and James Wilks
Notable losses: Followed by three straight submission losses
Strengths: Well rounded, balls-to-the-wall style
Weaknesses: Overly aggressive, eight of ten losses are by submission
John Howard (-255) vs. Matt Brown (+215) at UFC on Versus 4. Who ya' got and why?