Earlier this month, reports indicated a welterweight matchup between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine was being targeted for the co-main event of a future UFC Fight Night card in Sweden. It turns out those reports were wrong.

On Monday afternoon, during the UFC’s “The Time is Now” press conference, UFC President Dana White announced the bout between Brown and Saffiedine will now serve as the headlining act of UFC Fight Night 60 on Valentine’s Day.

Brown (19-12), a veteran of the seventh season of The Ultimate Fi.ghter, is coming off a Fight of the Night performance, where fans saw “The Immortal” drop a decision loss to current number one contender Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 12 in July. This loss snapped Brown’s seven-fight streak, which included five straight by way of knockout and two Fight of the Night bonuses. He will enter this bout with 17 career stoppage victories and a UFC record of 12-6.

Saffiedine (15-4), the last Strikeforce welterweight champion, is coming off a third round TKO loss to Canadian superstar Rory MacDonald in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54 in October. This loss not only snapped Saffiedine’s five-fight win streak but also marked the first time the Belgian kickboxer has ever been finished in a fight. Prior to this loss, the “Sponge” earned a unanimous decision victory in his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim in the main event of UFC Fight Night 34 in January 2014. He will enter this bout five career submission victories.

UFC Fight Night 60 is currently scheduled to take place on  Saturday, February 14 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The main card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

Here is how card the rest of the card is shaping up:


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