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Matt Brown announces that he will retire after upcoming fight vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC Norfolk

Matt “The Immortal” Brown

“The Immortal” can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

On Thursday, UFC welterweight veteran Matt Brown announced via his Instagram that his upcoming fight with Diego Sanchez at UFC Norfolk will be his last:

The 36-year-old Brown has been competing professionally in MMA since October 2005. He became a member of the UFC roster in 2008 after competing on season seven of The Ultimate Fighter, making his official debut with a TKO win over Matt Arroyo at the TUF 7 Finale.

Over the course of 23 UFC bouts, Brown became known for his exciting fights, and at one point he was ranked among the top ten in the welterweight division after rattling off seven consecutive wins from 2012-2014. He holds notable victories over Stephen Thompson, Mike Pyle, and Mike Swick, and he has also competed against Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, Demian Maia, and Donald Cerrone.

Heading into his bout with Sanchez, Brown owns a 20-16 professional record with a UFC mark of 13-10. He has lost five of his past six contests.

UFC Fight Night 120 is scheduled to take place at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., on Nov. 11. It will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, with Brown and Sanchez serving as the co-main event.

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