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If you take a look at the careers of both of these men, Mike Swick seems to be the far more consistent of the two. With 19 fights in the bag, he has only come up short four times in competition. Swick has beaten some quality opposition in Ben Saunders, Marcus Davis and Josh Burkman, and he has proven to be a reliable finisher.
Matt Brown, on the other hand, has been stuck on a roller coaster his entire career, piecing together solid win streaks, only to run into frequent setbacks. However, “The Immortal” has some serious momentum on his side having picked up three wins in his last three Octagon appearances, and he’ll be looking to carry big confidence into the cage with him tonight.
Technically, Swick is the superior of the two, possessing a highly-polished striking game and some excellent top control.
However, Brown isn’t a slouch. His chin is the stronger of the two, and his will to win is unbreakable. The level of intensity that Brown brings into the cage is a notch above that showcased by Mike Swick.
Brown comes to destroy foes, while Swick comes to win competitions. There’s a marked difference, especially if this bout turns into the dogfight I see coming.
Swick will have plenty of moments in this fight, and he may put the hurt on Matt, but Matt won’t be going anywhere. Brown will fight moving forward constantly, and eventually, Swick’s cardio will come into play.
It may be a rally of sorts, depending on the level of damage Swick is able dish out early, but Matt Brown will upset Mike Swick tonight when he pummels him into submission in Round 3.