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UFC 125: Mike Brown slated to fight Diego Nunes on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas


The hits just keep on coming.

Former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown will make his return to the world's largest fight promotion as he takes on "The Gun," Diego Nunes, at UFC 125: "Resolution" on Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to MMA Weekly.

The first time Brown stepped into the Octagon was at UFC 47 against Genki Sudo. He was submitted in the first round but has lost just four times in 19 fights since. His last fight (against Cole Province at WEC 51) was mired in controversy by what many considered a quick stoppage in favor of Brown.

He'll look to leave no doubt of the outcome on New Year's Day.

Nunes, a Brazilian Muay Thai specialist with a knack for submissions, is riding a two fight win streak over Tyler Toner (WEC 51) and Raphael Assuncau (WEC 49). His only career loss came at the hands of LC Davis, on the same card that Mike Brown lost the featherweight title to the indomitable Jose Aldo.

A win over an established veteran like Brown would make for a perfect start to his UFC career.

UFC 125: "Resolution" is the promotion's annual New Year's offering. In the main event of the evening Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will defend his title against Gray Maynard in a rematch with much higher stakes. Jose Aldo will debut with his new UFC featherweight title in a defense against number one contender Josh Grispi.

The undercard is packed with explosive fights featuring a lightweight tilt matching up Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi, a welterweight battle between Nate Diaz and Dong Hyun Kim and a middleweight showdown pitting Chris Leben against Brian Stann.

Stay tuned to for more on this event as it becomes available.

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