When watching a UFC fight card, we often get caught up in the moment and it’s easy to sometimes make grand proclamations that do not stand the test of time. With that being said, you’d be hard-pressed to find many that would disagree if you said that UFC on Fox 7 was the best fight card of 2013.
Earning “Fight of the Night” honors on a card as remarkable as Saturday’s takes a special kind of performance. That’s exactly what Matt Brown and Jordan Mein delivered. Oh yeah, and they did it in just six minutes.
Brown entered the fight on a four-fight winning streak, with his last fight being a second-round knockout of Mike Swick at UFC on Fox 5. Mein came in on a three-fight winning streak, with his last fight being a first-round TKO over Dan Miller, a fighter that had never faced an early stoppage before facing Mein.
Mein opened up by throwing a standing elbow and Brown answered with a left hook that had Mein backing up. From there things got ugly, or beautiful depending on how you like your violence.
Brown stalked Mein down, but when Mein saw an opening, he went to the body and dropped Brown, who recovered and transitioned to a triangle attempt. Mein worked through that and stood, only to be rocked again by the strikes of Brown as the round came to an end.
When the second round began, Brown attacked and positively assaulted Mein, bloodying him up with punches and knees. When Mein dropped to all fours, Brown delivered some nasty elbows to the body before the referee waved the fight off.
Did the short fight deserve “Fight of the Night”? You bet it did.