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Matt Brown vs. Anthony Johnson official for TUF 9 finale in June

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A potentially exciting welterweight slugfest between Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (7-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is now official for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale.

First rumored in late March, the bout was made official during Wednesday's broadcast of "The Ultimate Fighter" in a segment entitled "Inside the Octagon brought to you by Burger King: Late Night News Your Way."

The TUF 9 finale is scheduled for June 20 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort.
















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Post #1   4/23/09 2:25:13PM   

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Taking Rumble for this one... Matt Brown has looked fairly good in his last few fights, and he actually won that fight against Dong Hyun Kim too

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Post #2   4/23/09 2:35:34PM   

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I could see this fight coming from miles away.

I might have to pick Johnson...it's tough to chose.

I like both of these fighters so much, this is gonna be an awesome fight I think.

Post #3   4/23/09 2:49:23PM   

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Posted by KaibaThedon

Taking Rumble for this one... Matt Brown has looked fairly good in his last few fights, and he actually won that fight against Dong Hyun Kim too



I agree man, he won the Stun Gun fight....this fight sucks for me because these are two of my favorite fighters...I think its going to be great but in the end I see Johnson winning by Tko, possibly early.

Post #4   4/23/09 3:31:16PM   

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Rumble stops the Immortal. Prolly R2.

But if this fight goes to a decision, it will be an effing war!

Post #5   4/23/09 4:11:49PM   

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going with Johnson, looking forward to Johnson fighting some of the bigger names(koscheck, fitch, swick, alves and st pierre-all of these would be fantastic) so GOOOOOOOOOO Johnson

Post #6   4/23/09 6:50:59PM   

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I think Brown could beat AJ and derail the hype train. but evening saying that im not writing aj, he is a big explosive WW

Post #7   4/23/09 8:22:59PM   

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I think Brown might take this one but its a close fight!!!!!

Post #8   4/23/09 9:31:56PM   

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id really like to see the vegas odds on this fight, matt brown is more than likely going to get some killer odds for this fight.

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regardless of who wins, should be a hell of a Finale!

Post #10   4/23/09 10:47:13PM   

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i'm really excited for this one. It better be televised.

Post #11   4/24/09 7:56:01AM   

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I've really came to be a Matt Brown fan. I was and Amir fan when watching 'TUF'. But after seeing Browns fights since being in the UFC. I have become a fan.

I'm thinking Brown can win this fight. But I'm not sure if I'm just being biased since I like him. He's got a real good chance.

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If this fight stays on the feet,I like Brown.But I have the feeling that Johnson is going to put Brown on his back and keep it there for the majority of the fight.Brown has some good BJJ though,and he got away from Kim,so I think he's going to give Johnson serious problems.

I think Johnson is going to be the favorite in this fight,but I'll take Brown in a close decision just for the hell of it.The guy is game and Johnson is just a little too full of himself at the moment.

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Posted by WheelchairBandit

If this fight stays on the feet,I like Brown.But I have the feeling that Johnson is going to put Brown on his back and keep it there for the majority of the fight.Brown has some good BJJ though,and he got away from Kim,so I think he's going to give Johnson serious problems.

I think Johnson is going to be the favorite in this fight,but I'll take Brown in a close decision just for the hell of it.The guy is game and Johnson is just a little too full of himself at the moment.

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the concern for me is Johnson's lack of headmovement.

theres only 2" seperating them in reach(in favor of johnson) but he doesnt move as well nor is he as fluid with his striking.
Its power v. Technique and i think Brown is going to win out in this one.

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Post #14   4/24/09 1:29:58PM