‘The Immortal’ Matt Brown will have home court advantage against Miguel Baeza at UFC Columbus.
Matt Brown is certainly proving to be immortal, at least in MMA terns. The longtime UFC veteran will head back to the octagon this March, opposite Miguel Baeza at UFC Columbus. Brown announced the date on social media Wednesday, while MMA Fighting was first to reveal the name of Brown’s opponent.
Brown (22-16) is currently on a two-fight win streak. Between those victories, the gritty welterweight was out of action for a little over two years. He didn’t appear to have missed a step, however, in his knockout win over Ben Saunders at UFC 245.
‘The Immortal’ is a native of Ohio and expressed interest in joining the Columbus card immediately after the Saunders win.
As for Miguel Baeza (8-0), the undefeated Contender Series alum will unquestionably be in the biggest fight of his career against Brown. Baeza made a successful octagon debut in October at UFC Tampa, finishing Hector Aldana by TKO in the second round.
UFC Columbus (UFC on ESPN 8) takes place March 28, 2020 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The card is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The current line-up for the event includes:
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Raphael Assuncao vs. Cody Garbrandt
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
Sam Alvey vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Louis Smolka vs. Davey Grant
Tecia Torres vs. Mizuki Inoue
Randy Costa vs. Martin Day
Punahele Soriano vs. Eric Spicely
Aspen Ladd vs. Julianna Pena
Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza