A welterweight clash between Matt Brown and Miguel Baeza is the latest addition to the UFC Fight Night card on May 16.
The two were originally slated to fight in Columbus Ohio on May 28, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The bout will now take place on May 16 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla,
The UFC announced the rebooking via Instagram on Monday, May 4.
Brown returned to the octagon after a two-year absence, knocking out Ben Saunders at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019. It is part of a two-fight win streak, including a knockout against Diego Sanchez in November 2017.
The 25-time UFC veteran is not fighting in his hometown of Ohio, but still gets a crack at Baeza.
Baeza is much newer to the octagon than his counterpart. The undefeated Brazilian earned a UFC contract after defeating Victor Reyna on Dana White’s Contender Series in June 2019. It is the only decision of his career.
On Oct. 12, 2019, he finished Hector Aldana by second-round TKO at UFC on ESPN+ 19. Baeza earned six of his eight victories by either knockout or TKO.
Matt Brown and Miguel Baeza are one of 11 fights scheduled for the event. Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem are headlining the the May 16 card.
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