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Matt Brown vs Tarec Saffiedine fight in the works for UFC event in December

Matt Brown's next fight was revealed earlier today, welcoming former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine to the UFC sometime in December. However, according to company president Dana White, the 170-pound bout doesn't have an exact date yet because "The Sponge" is still rehabbing from an injury.


Last night's (Aug. 28, 2013) UFC Fight Night 27: "Condit vs. Kampmann 2," which aired live and free on FOX Sports 1 from Indianapolis, Ind., produced a plethora of new potential match-ups for fantasy mixed martial arts (MMA)  match makers.

None more debated and thrown around than the possible prime cut of Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown. The idea seemed like a match made in heaven with Brown's (18-11) recent surge to the forefront of the Welterweight division, coupled with Condit's destruction of Martin Kampmann.

That's what winning six in a row (five by way of knockout) will often do for a streaking fighter such as "The Immortal."

However, Brown will have to wait for a high-profile showdown against "The Natural Born Killer," according to, which reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has a different fight in mind for Brown:

Tarec Saffiedine.

"Sponge" is no slouch, excelling during his Strikeforce run with a (7-1) record and winning the 170-pound championship at the promotion's final event earlier this year with an upset of Nate Marquardt. The Belgian is smooth, the complete opposite of Brown, who prefers to stalk his opponents around the cage and bang inside.

It's a typical "boxer vs. brawler" pairing that often results in a fun stand up altercation. One that has major contender implications on the line when it takes place, which is unknown at this time because of the undisclosed injury Saffiedine suffered several months ago that forced him to withdraw from a bout against Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8.

December is a possible timeframe, which would make it another fantastic addition to the already-stacked UFC 168 fight card.

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