Matt Brown Taken To Hospital Following UFC on FOX 12 Loss; Even in Defeat, May Move Up In Rankings

Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown was an epic fight to say the least. The pair of welterweights, contenders, No. 2 and No. 5 in the division respectively, did battle this evening (July 26, 2014) in San Jose, California, with the duo going to war at UFC on FOX 12 in an effort to win a title shot against current champion Johny Hendricks.

Lawler vs. Brown was a fight that thrilled over five full rounds and one that, through its ebb and flow, offered opportunities to both combatants to end the match at any one given time.

Regarding the point, Matt Brown seemed to be well on his way to winning the decisive fifth round, in what seemed to be an even fight through four rounds (two rounds apiece), when he suddenly hit Lawler with a big right that caused “The Immortal” to pull his hand back in (obvious) pain. From that point on (perhaps two minutes into the fifth round), Brown clearly lost momentum and the remainder of the fight’s balance shifted towards the favor of Robbie Lawler.

As was ‘tweeted’ by MMA Fighting.com, post-fight, “The Immortal” was transported to the hospital at the end of the bout and was in need of medical attention.

With no details released, it’s would be a reasonable to assume that Brown was in need of medical attention for a broken right hand. 


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    movescamp

    July 27, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Matt Brown shocked me last night. I didn't think he could hang with Lawler. I do think lalwer was the best match for brown in the top 5 because he would just stand and bang rather than have a strong game plan. However I didn't think he had the technical ability to stand with Robbie. I was wrong.
    That being said how can he move up in the rankings? It shows how absolutely ridiculous the rankings are. He could stay the same but you can't move up a ranking unless they are complete bs not grounded on anything but entertainment value. In every other sport rankings are literally based on wins and losses. Even brackets don't let you move up without a win. You can stay the same but the rankings are about as valid as American idol voting.

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    movescamp

    July 27, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Matt Brown shocked me last night. I didn't think he could hang with Lawler. I do think lalwer was the best match for brown in the top 5 because he would just stand and bang rather than have a strong game plan. However I didn't think he had the technical ability to stand with Robbie. I was wrong.
    That being said how can he move up in the rankings? It shows how absolutely ridiculous the rankings are. He could stay the same but you can't move up a ranking unless they are complete bs not grounded on anything but entertainment value. In every other sport rankings are literally based on wins and losses. Even brackets don't let you move up without a win. You can stay the same but the rankings are about as valid as American idol voting.

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    Kris-tyahn

    July 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Not a chance was that fight 2 rounds a piece, Lawler won 49-46, but it was a great fight. Not sure why Lawler didn't try any takedowns (like Brown did), and Lawler didn't throw many leg kicks to the body. I think Lawler beats Hendricks IF, he actually decides to show up for the entire fight, unlike the 1st fight, when he showed up for 2 rounds (3 & 4).

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