Another pair of interesting matches at 170 lbs. have recently been added to UFC 143′s already welterweight-stacked card. If you are anything like us, then you likely expected Matt Brown would receive his walking papers after dropping his fourth loss via submission (and second via guillotine) in his past five fights to Seth Baczynski at UFC 139. Well, it turns out Brown will be given another shot at UFC glory, and will be fighting for not only his Zuffa contract, but the chance to keep his record above .500 when he takes on TUF 13 cast member Chris Cope.
Cope will be looking to rebound from the devastating 40 second TKO loss he suffered at the hands (and more specifically, knees) of Che Mills in Mills’ UFC debut back at UFC 138.
Elsewhere on the card, Justin Edwards and Mike Stumpf will both be looking to bounce back from losses in their UFC debuts when they face one another on February 4th. Edwards dropped a tough decision to John Maguire, also at UFC 138, whereas Stumpf found himself on the wrong end of a brilliantly executed T.J. Waldburger triangle at UFN 25.
Both fights are without a doubt a must-win for the fighters involved.