Seth Baczynski cemented his spot in the UFC welterweight division with a second round guillotine choke finish of Matt Brown. The first round was a bit slow, with both fighters exchanging knees in the clinch against the fence while Baczynski looked for the takedown. The second was a different story though, with Seth latching on a guillotine and managing to hold on despite a valiant escape attempt from Brown. The ref stepped in at the 42 second mark of the round after Brown finally tapped.
Baczynski now has back-to-back wins, and Brown was unable to pick up a second win in a row. The welterweight bout was the second fight on the UFC 139 preliminary portion of the card, and was streamed live on Facebook.
What was the high spot of this fight?
Definitely the finish. Brown did everything he could to fight off the guillotine, but it just wasn't enough.
Where do these guys go from here?
Baczynski has looked impressive since his return to the UFC, winning both of his bouts by submission. The level of competition wasn't the best, but wins are wins, and Seth will be sticking around for a while longer. A bout with DaMarques Johnson seems like logical matchmaking to me.
Brown is probably wondering whether he still has a job right now. He's 1-4 in his last five UFC bouts with a lone win over John Howard at UFC on Versus 4. While his fights are usually entertaining, it's been proven that he can't hold his own in the UFC welterweight division. If he does get a reprieve for some reason, put him against Dan Hardy in a real loser-leaves-town bout.
Watch it now, later, or never?
Later. The finish was very nice, but the first round was kind of plodding. I'd recommend just watching the second round if you've got the time.
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