Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine likely for December UFC event

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Matt 'the Immortal' Brown looks to welcome former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine to the UFC's welterweight division.

A welterweight bout between Matt Brown and former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine is reportedly in the works for December, according to FOX Sports. With three events currently on the docket for December, where exactly the match falls is still in question. Dubbed 'Mr. Fox' by UFC president Dana White, it would be hard to imagine Brown doesn't land on the main card of UFC on Fox 9 on Dec. 14. According to White, the UFC is still waiting on a medical clearance from Saffiedine.

A former TUF contestant, Brown has been on an absolute tear of the welterweight division after a mediocre start to his UFC career. After going 5-5 in his first 10 UFC bouts, Brown is currently riding a six-fight win streak. Most recently scoring a 'Knockout of the Night' award against Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, Brown looks to test his grit against the elite of the division.

Saffiedine, who dominated then-champion Nate Marquardt to earn the Strikeforce welterweight title in January, has yet to make his UFC debut. Originally set to face Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8, Saffiedine was forced to withdraw after suffering an undisclosed injury. In June the Belgian announced via his Facebook page that his injury would not require surgery, but four to six weeks of physical therapy.

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