UFC ON ABC 4: Brown vs McGee 05/13/2023 – Veteran welterweights Matt Brown and Court McGee will duke it out in a three-round battle that is part of the UFC On ABC 4 preliminary card. Fights under this card will begin at 11:30 AM ET at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brown is coming off a split decision loss against Bryan Barbarena in his last fight in March 2022 while McGee looks to bounce back from a one-round knockout defeat to Jeremiah Wells. A win for either fighters will increase their stock in the 170-pound division and line them up for more matches in the future. McGee is the favorite to win in most online MMA fight odds but Brown is not a pushover despite his “mediocre” record as he has been into so many UFC wars that he was able to withstand their punishment.
UFC ON ABC 4: Brown vs McGee 05/13/2023
|When:||Saturday, May 13, 11:30 AM ET|
|Where:||Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
Brown (23-19, 16-13 UFC) will take part in his 30th UFC fight as he looks to earn his 17th victory. The veteran has fought the likes of Robbie Lawler, Erick Silva and Diego Sanchez and has the record for most knockouts in UFC welterweight history with 12. Brown has picked up eight post-fight bonuses, which is tied for second in the 170-pound class. He had four Fight of the Night bonuses, three Performance of the Night incentives and one Knockout of the Night award. Brown has landed 3.77 significant strikes per minute and has a significant strike accuracy of 55%. In terms of grappling, Brown has normed 1.71 takedowns per 15 minutes and has a 46% takedown accuracy. His takedown defense is excellent, with a 64% proficiency and has averaged 1.32 submissions per 15 minutes.
McGee (21-11, 10-10 UFC) made his UFC pro debut in The Ultimate Fighter 11 against Kris McCray in the final. He submitted McCray in two rounds to win the tournament. He continued his winning form with two more victories to go 14-1 in his first 15 fights. However, he ran into stumbling blocks in his next 17 fights, winning just seven of his bouts, including wins over former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and Josh Neer. McGee’s strength is his striking where he has landed 4.68 significant strikes per minute despite his accuracy of 37%. He has excellent defense against strikes at 60% as he was able to absorb just 3.69 significant strikes per minute. In terms of grappling, McGee has a takedown average of 1.86 takedowns per 15 minutes and has a takedown defense of 69%.
Brown vs McGee Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||65%||24%|
|Win by Submission||26%||24%|
|Strikes landed per minute||3.78||4.69|
|Striking absorbed per minute||2.64||3.5|
Brown vs McGee Betting Picks
Brown and McGee will slug it off in a three-round welterweight division that could possibly become their farewell matches in the UFC. Current sports odds give McGee a slight advantage in this match due to his excellent takedown average and defense. The veteran Brown needs to be accurate in his strikes to confuse McGee and outduel him in standup. However, McGee is no pushover as he is brilliant in strikes landed and takedown average. McGee will look to register a win in his match against Brown to keep in step with the best in the division. On the other hand, Brown needs to win this to extend his fighting career.