Marcus Davis throws a right hand at Paul Taylor. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A pair of separate welterweight bouts are more than likely to take place inside the confines of the UFC this fall: Marcus Davis will attempt to bounce back from a recent loss in taking on Paul Kelly while former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Matt Brown has been offered a fight against undefeated Korean standout Dong-Hyun Kim.
Kelly, who was previously rumored as taking on Sam Stout, has told MMA Weekly that he will fight Davis at UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben in October while Brown and Kim will probably clash at UFC 88: Breakthrough in Atlanta in September according to our friends at MMA Junkie.
Kelly was victorious in his UFC debut back in January, winning an exciting unanimous decision over fellow England native Paul Taylor. Meanwhile Davis had his run to the UFC’s welterweight title halted at the hands of Mike Swick at UFC 85: Bedlam in June. The decision loss was Davis’ first defeat in close to three years.
Brown, a former member of Tito Ortiz’s Team Punishment, picked up his second career win over Matt Arroyo at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale late last month, stopping Arroyo with strikes in the second round. Kim remains undefeated thus far in his professional career. He was impressive in his UFC debut, stopping Jason Tan by way of elbows in the third round of their bout at UFC 84: Ill Will in May.