New opponent, same card.

On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC announced a welterweight contest between Matt Brown and Tim Means as the latest addition to the highly anticipated UFC 189 card in Las Vegas.

This news came just a few days after it was revealed the UFC’s original plans to pair Brown up with fan favorite Nate Diaz on the July 11 card had fallen through leading to the matchup with Means.

Brown (19-12), a veteran of the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter,  will be looking to get back into the win column after dropping his last two bouts to former champion Johny Hendricks and reigning champion Robbie Lawler. Prior to these two setbacks the man known as ‘The Immortal’ put together a career seven-fight streak, which included five straight by way of knockout and two Fight of the Night bonuses.

Means (24-6-1) will be looking to make it four straight inside the Octagon. In hist most recent effect, ‘The Dirty Bird’ walked away with an impressive third round submission win overGeorge Sullivan at UFC on FOX last Saturday. This gave him back-to-back stoppage wins after previously finishing TUF 19 finalist Dhiego Lima with elbows at UFC 184 in February. This also marked his 20th career stoppage win, including 14 by way of knockout.

UFC 189 is currently scheduled to take place on July 11 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A featherweight title fight between 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo and Irish megastar Conor McGregor will serve as the headlining act while a welterweight title fight between newly crowned champion Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will meet in the co-main event.

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