UFC Vegas 46: Charles Rosa In On Three Days’ Notice Against TJ Brown

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Charles Rosa, UFC on ESPN 10 Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

This Saturday’s UFC Vegas 46 card has seen another fight get a late shake-up.

After losing its planned co-main event, the Fight Night show now sees Charles Rosa stepping in to replace Gabriel Benitez on just three days’ notice. Rosa will face Benitez’s originally scheduled opponent, TJ Brown.

While the original fight was planned for featherweight, due to the short-notice nature of the match-up, Rosa vs. Brown has been set at lightweight.

MMA Junkie was first to report the news, which Rosa later confirmed on social media. “Boston Strong” also revealed that he had signed a new four-fight contract with the promotion.

“Just signed a new 4Fight (sic) UFC contract. Stay ready so I don’t have to get ready .. take advantage of OPPORTUNITIES and that’s what I believe life is about!!” he posted on social media. “Love you all I’m currently on my way to Vegas to continue chasing my dream of a UFC world title.”

Rosa (14-6) last competed in October, losing a unanimous decision against Damon Jackson. Prior to that, he’d earned a split decision victory over Justin Jaynes. Rosa has been trading wins and losses for the entirety of his UFC career, which began back in 2014. Overall, he’s posted a 5-6 record with the organization.

TJ Brown (15-8), who won his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019, is coming off his first victory with the promotion. That came in a split decision win over Kai Kamaka III last May. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak for Brown, who lost his promotional debut against Jordan Griffin, then fell to Danny Chavez in his sophomore outing.

UFC Vegas 46 goes down this Saturday, January 15 at the Apex in Las Vegas. The card currently consists of the following fights:

Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia
Brandon Royval vs. Rogério Bontorin
Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman
Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito
Jamie Pickett vs. Joseph Holmes
Court McGee vs. Ramiz Brahimaj
Charles Rosa vs. T.J. Brown
Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Brian Kelleher vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos


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