Matt Brown will replace the injured Pascal Krauss and fight John Hathaway at UFC 138 in Birmingham, England on Nov. 5.
UFC officials made the announcement official today.
Brown (12-10), a native of Xenia, Ohio, is coming off his first win in over a year. The 30-year-old was able to end his three fight loosing streak by beating John Howard by decision at UFC on Versus 4.
This will be the second time Brown has fought in England. The last time he was there he defeated “Ultimate Fighter 9” winner James Wilks by TKO in the third round at UFC 105.
Hathaway (15-1) is rising prospect in the welterweight division. The 24-year-old has won five out of his six fights in the UFC that includes wins over Rick Story and Diego Sanchez.
UFC 138 is expected to headlined by a battle between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz. Also expected to be on the card is Thiago Alves, Brad Pickett and Paul Taylor.
UFC 138 will air on a same-day delay on Spike TV. It is unknown at this time if the Brown fight will make the Spike broadcast.
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