Matt Brown Biography

Matt Brown

Quick Facts Of Matt Brown

Celebrated Name Matt Brown
Age 38 Years
Nick Name The Immortal
Birth Name Matthew Burton Brown
Birth Date 1981-01-10
Gender Male
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Education Greeneview High School
Spouse Colleen Brown
Weight 78 kg
Height 1.83 m
Birth Nation Jamestown, Ohio, United States
Net Worth $100,000
Siblings Ben Brown
Marital Status Divorced
Parents Billy Brown and Ami Bush-Brown
Eye Color dark brown

Matthew Burton Brown professionally known as Matt Brown is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Welterweight division. He is also known by the name, The Immortal. He turned professional in 2004. He has posted 21 wins out of 37 professional fights in his career to date. He was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series. He was ranked at No. 15 in the official UFC Welterweight rankings. 

Where was Matt Brown Born?

Matt Brown was born on 10 January 1981. His birth name is Matthew Burton Brown. His birth place is in Jamestown, Ohio in the United States. He holds American nationality. 

He was homeschooled for two years before attending Greeneview High School. He worked as a machinist in a low paying factory job. Frustrated by his pay, he turned into drugs and alcohol. He was addicted to meth and regularly used cocaine. He survived heroin overdose, had been homeless, and had been to prison, by his early twenties. 

His interests in MMA started while practicing various submission holds that he had seen on VHS tapes featuring Ken Shamrock on friends. He fought his first fight without any training and ended up winning. 

His first formal training was at a Japanese jiu-jitsu gym. He later transitioned to a Jorge Gurgel affiliate, which led him to full MMA training. 

MMA Career

He won the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) East Coast Welterweight Championship in February 2007. He defeated Douglas Lima by referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:50 of the second round. 

He was having money problems and thought his career was over. But, The Ultimate Fighter trials came along and selected him to be on the show. He then started splitting time training with Matt Hume in Seattle, Washington and at Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The Ultimate Fighter

He was chosen as one of the thirty-two fighters to get a chance at a six-figure UFC contract in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest. 

He officially entered the show defeating Josh Hall by TKO in the preliminary round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

He won his UFC debut defeating Matt Arroyo at The Ultimate Finale. 

He lost his second fight to Korean Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88. 

He later defeated Ryan Thomas, Pete Sell, James Wilks. 

Following three consecutive loss in 2010, it was announced on ESPN's "MMA Live" that he had been released from the promotion. However, Ariel Helwani announced that Brown had not been released from the UFC. 

He later defeated John Howard, Chris Cope, Stephen Thompson, Luis Ramos, Mike Swick in his upcoming fights. 

He earned his first Fight of the Night bonus award when he defeated Dan Hardy via TKO at UFC on Fox 7 in April 2013. 

He earned his first Knockout of the Night bonus award defeating Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night in August 2013. 

He faced Brazilian Erick Silva in his main-event debut at UFC Fight Night 40. He defeated Silva via TKO  earning him Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus awards.

He also defeated Robbie Lawler, Tim Means, Diego Sanchez in later bouts. 

He was expected to face Carlos Condit in April 2018 at UFC on Fox 29. However, he was pulled out from the fight due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Championships and accomplishments

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Fight of the Night (three times)

Knockout of the Night (one time)

Performance of the Night (two times)vs. Erick Silva, Diego Sanchez

Tied most finishes in UFC Welterweight division (11)

International Sport Combat Federation

ISCF East Coast Welterweight Championship (one time)

MMAJunkie.com

2014 May Fight of the Month vs. Erick Silva

Sherdog

2012 All-Violence First Team

2013 All-Violence First Team

Bloody Elbow

2017 Best Knockout of the Year

Who is Matt Brown Married to?

Matt Brown is a married man. He is married to Colleen Brown. Together, the couple has twin boys, born in October 2010. No other information about his personal life is available at present. 

What are Matt Brown's Body Measurements?

Matt Brown stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 171 lbs i.e. 78 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a reach of 75 inches. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. 

What is Matt Brown's Net Worth?

Matt Brown is a professional MMA fighter. His income comes from fighting in the UFC. His net worth is estimated at $4 million.a

Did You Know?

  • Before fighting professionally, he was a personal trainer.
  • He is an avid heavy metal fan.
  • Jamey Jasta, Heavy metal vocalist of the band Hatebreed wrote Matt Brown's UFC entrance theme song.
  • He appears on The Great MMA Debate podcast alongside Mark Coleman, Damon Martin, and Jeremy Loper.
  • He was attacked in public by his former jiu-jitsu coach Rodrigo Botti in May 2016.
  • He recalled having serious post-concussion symptoms after his fight with Jake Ellenberger.

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