Brad Morris. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Australia native Brad Morris will make the drop down to the light heavyweight division to face UFC newcomer Jason Brilz when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to Omaha, Nebraska for UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17th.
Sources close to the fight informed MMA on Tap that both fighters had recently agreed to meet. The fight is expected to take place as one of the event’s non-televised preliminary bouts.
Morris was defeated in his UFC debut, losing to rising heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez via first-round TKO at UFC 83 in April. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak for Morris, who also owns a win over UFC veteran Kristof Midoux.
Brilz brings an eleven-fight undefeated streak into the bout. He most recently earned a first-round submission over Eric Jenks in May. Brilz owns victories over a handful of notable fighters, including UFC middleweight contender Jason MacDonald and “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Alex Schoenauer.
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