UFC on ABC 4 video: Matt Brown floors Court McGee to tie UFC knockout record
Age may be a meaningless number for savvy welterweight veteran Matt Brown, but his UFC knockout total carries historical significance.
At 42, “The Immortal” Brown (24-19 MMA, 17-13 UFC) stepped into the cage at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., with the potential of tying the UFC’s record for total career knockouts. At 4:09 of Round 1, Brown did just that by putting Court McGee down and out with a well-timed punch.
In what was a competitive opening round, both veterans were having their moments – that is, until everything ended in a blink.
McGee (21-12 MMA, 10-11 UFC) pawed out a left hand and was in the process of sending a right behind it for a two-punch combination. Unfortunately for “The Crusher,” Brown had a right of his own already on the way with a lot of steam behind it, and it hit the target first. As a result, McGee crashed to the canvas, and the walk-off celebration was on for Brown.
Check out video of the finish below (via Twitter):
MATT BROWN DID THAT 😮 #UFCCHARLOTTE pic.twitter.com/TbMMKIycdT
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 13, 2023
The knockout marked the 13th of Brown’s UFC career, tying heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis for the most in UFC history.
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Aside from joining Lewis in the history book, the finish also marked a return to the win column for Brown, who entered the octagon looking to rebound from a split decision loss to Bryan Barberena last March.
Brown’s last 10 victories have come by stoppage, with his last decision win coming against Stephen Thompson at UFC 145 in April 2012. Brown’s last first-round finish came against Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120 in November 2017.
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