In a Welterweight fight at UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit, UFC veteran Matt Brown faced fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Chris Cope. Brown was able to take the advantage in round 2, knocking Cope out with a left hook and some quick but heavy ground and pound. The fight was stopped at 1:19 in round 2. Brown bounces back from a loss here and is now 13-11 overall, 6-5 in the UFC. Cope drops his second in a row and is now just 1-2 in the UFC, 5-3 overall.
The first round was relatively close, though Brown seemed to have a power advantage. The Immortal controlled more of the clinch grappling, and was able to throw Cope to the ground, plus land a heavy punch to close the round. In the second, Brown landed a heavy right hook on the ear to stagger Cope. As Cope moved away, Brown brought in a nice left hook to put him down and out. Impressive win from Brown, who has struggled in the UFC lately.
What was the high spot of this fight?
That pair of hooks from Brown was quite nice and clearly did some damage to Cope, who was visibly disoriented after the fight.
Where do these guys go from here?
Hard to say for Brown. He is a staple of the division who can provide a good test for younger fighters on their way up, though I don't see any reason to move him up much in competition at this point.
Cope could be cut, but I suspect will earn one more shot. Expect his job to be on the line in that one.
Watch it now, later or never?
Later. It was a very workmanlike bout that lacked big fireworks, but the end was nice, especially if you are one of the many people who are annoyed by Cope.
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