A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will collide in June.
First reported by MMA Fighting, UFC veterans Matt Brown and Dhiego Lima will fight at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event on June 19.
Brown (22-18) will be looking to snap his two-fight skid and get back in the winner’s circle, something he has done time in time again throughout his 27-fight UFC career. Brown was riding a two-fight winning streak with two nasty finishes of Diego Sanchez and Ben Saunders, until he ran into undefeated prospect Miguel Baeza. Baeza ended up finishing “The Immortal” via TKO at UFC on ESPN 8 last May. Brown returned to action on the first UFC fight card of 2021 in the co-main event against Carlos Condit. He would end up losing via unanimous decision.
Lima (15-8) just had his three-fight winning streak snapped by Belal Muhammad at UFC 258 two weeks ago. His three-fight streak consisted of a knockout of Chad Laprise and two split decision wins. The Brazilian was out all of 2020 with a neck injury.
No location or venue has been set for the UFC’s June 19 date. No other fights have been reported as of yet.