Matt Brown (18-11) stamped his case for a top 10 spot in the welterweight rankings – and perhaps a title shot – with a dominant first-round knockout over Mike Pyle (25-9) on the main card at UFC Fight Night 26 from the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday night.
Brown went straight on the attack, dropping Pyle with a right hand to the head, followed up with a knee just 20 seconds into the bout, and with Pyle unable to return any shots from his back, Brown put him away by knocking Pyle out cold after just 29 seconds.
“I’m just glad I get to talk to you this time man,” Brown told Joe Rogan after the fight. “I know Mike Pyle, how good he really is, if I let him get comfortable in there it’s going to be a dog fight. Mike Pyle is good enough to be champion. He’s better than GSP; I guarantee it.”
After seven straight wins in the Octagon, Brown tentatively called out UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
“We’re you at George? 6 in a row!” Brown stated.
The loss ended Pyle’s four-fight winning streak, and at 37 years of age and with a child, his days in the UFC may be coming to an end, while for Brown, at 32, he looks to be in the prime of his career.
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