Former WEC champion Mike Brown is returning to action at UFC on Fox Sports 1: 1 on Aug. 17 in Boston. He’ll square off with Akira Corassani, according to UFC officials.
It’s been a year since Brown (26-8) last fought. He defeated Daniel Pineda at UFC 146.
Brown, 37, had contemplated retirement following the victory over Pineda, but ultimately decided against it and signed a new five-fight contract with the UFC.
He has been sidelined since that fight, however, due to having the second neck fusion surgery of his career. During his down time, Brown took on a role as a full-time assistant coach at American Top Team, where he trains.
He’ll step back in the Octagon across of Corassani (11-3-1), one of the top fighters out of Sweden.
Corassani has fought twice since Brown has been out of commission. He made his featherweight debut by defeating Andy Ogle at UFC on Fuel TV 5, and followed that up with a win over Robbie Peralta at UFC on Fuel TV 9.
UFC on Fox Sports 1: 1 is part of the launch programming for Fox’s new nationwide sports channel in the United States.
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