"TUF 8" winner James Wilks vs. Matt Brown in the works for UFC 105 main card

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emfleek
8/19/09 11:25:19AM
In his first fight since winning the welterweight crown on "The Ultimate Fighter 9," James Wilks (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is expected to face fast-rising 170-pounder Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in October at UFC 105.

A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the bout is "close to finalized" and that bout agreements could be signed shortly.

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SamPan
8/19/09 11:29:50AM
Tough one for Wilks. I have Brown with a 1st rd ko
cowcatcher
8/19/09 11:42:34AM
i underestimated wilks the whole time he was on the show and i think his ground game and reach could give brown problems, im not sure who to pick in this one.
The_Italian_Stallion
8/19/09 11:55:10AM
And let's not forget the absolutely horrible situation Matt Brown's been in lately with his dad being diagnosed with cancer...

I hope Matt can come through this one, after all he's been through lately he sure as hell deserves it!
Twenty20Dollars
8/19/09 12:19:37PM
Going with the Immortal. I think he finishes Wilks before it even hits the mat.
Mayhem13
8/19/09 12:45:56PM
Gotta take my boy Matt Brown! really good dude..and it sucks that he has to go through what's going on in his life right now.

He will come in more motivated then ever, and put Wilkes to sleep early.

Bowen50
8/19/09 12:57:17PM
Matt Brown Round 1 KO/TKO. every time he gets in the octagon he improves so much. i thought the fight with Pete Sell was going to be really close and Brown came out and just smashed Sell. i think this is going to end pretty early.
Khaos
8/19/09 1:30:34PM
I think Wilks can pull this one off, Brown is a great fighter, but if it goes to the ground, I think James has the advantage.
gartface
8/19/09 1:43:29PM
Matt Brown is going to come in guns a blazin and smoke James Wilkes. 1st round KO.
nickcuc547
8/19/09 1:47:28PM
I think this is a bad matchup for brown, his sub defense is sub par, he has the advantage standing but if Wilks gets him to the mat it's over. Good way to build up Wilks.
KaibaThedon
8/19/09 2:53:28PM
Good match up... I think I'll take Wilks though for this one cuz I got burned pretty badly taking DeMarques last time.

Lightning by 2nd round submission
Wallass
8/19/09 3:57:31PM
Brown by brutal knockout in the first round. Terrible fight for Wilks. Hope Browns dad recovers from this.
BigBadAl
8/19/09 4:54:48PM
Wilks can take a punch and is calm enough to get this to the floor where he can dominate. Wilks by sub rd 1.
nickcuc547
8/19/09 6:02:10PM
5 of brown's 7 losses have come by submission, and wilks is a sub machine, anybody for an av bet on this one?
Mayhem13
8/19/09 6:14:47PM

Posted by nickcuc547

5 of brown's 7 losses have come by submission, and wilks is a sub machine, anybody for an av bet on this one?



I will gladly take Matt
nickcuc547
8/19/09 6:25:11PM

Posted by Mayhem13


Posted by nickcuc547

5 of brown's 7 losses have come by submission, and wilks is a sub machine, anybody for an av bet on this one?



I will gladly take Matt



u got urself a deal, i'll wear the matt "tough guy" brown avatar if he beats james.
whardin19
8/19/09 6:26:59PM
Matt Brown gets alot of flack from people thinking he's a slouch on the ground. But what people seem to forget is that Brown has a pretty good ground game and has trained with Jorge Gurgel. Brown definetally has the advantage standing and if it hits the ground he will be able to fend off James Wilks. Wilks will have trouble taking Brown to the ground. Matt Brown 1st round TKO.
prozacnation1978
8/19/09 6:47:15PM
this fight will be on the main card they said
given the fact brown beat arroyo and lost to kim but wasn't submitted or anything, he could easily be 4-0 he is improving alot,
i gotta go with brown by ko
IriShame
8/20/09 6:45:03PM
Do they mean "TUF 9" winner?
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