Tarec Saffiedine Injured; Matt Brown Awaits New UFC Fight Night 60 Opponent

January 1, 2015

The UFC Fight Night 60 main event between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine is off.

Saffiedine suffered a groin injury that has forced him out of the Feb. 14 main event in Broomfield, Colo. MMAWeekly.com on Thursday confirmed the injury first reported by MMAJunkie.com.

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Matt-Brown-UFC-111_Weigh-750A search is underway to try and find Brown a new opponent for the event.

Brown and Saffiedine were both looking to this fight as an opportunity to return to title contention following a loss in each man’s most recent fight.

Brown (19-12) had been on a seven-fight winning streak, rocketing towards a title shot, only to have his momentum halted by Robbie Lawler, who recently defeated Johny Hendricks for the UFC welterweight championship.

The outgoing Strikeforce 170-pound champion, Saffiedine (15-4) had also been nearing a bout for the UFC belt. Current top contender Rory MacDonald took Saffiedine out of contention by scoring a TKO stoppage in the third round of their fight.

Brown now awaits word of a new opponent, as he hopes to get back on track.

UFC Fight Night 60 takes place on Feb. 14 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, and airs live on FOX Sports 1.

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