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Matt Brown expected to face Miguel Baeza in hometown fight at UFC on ESPN 8

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Matt Brown will stay at home for his next fight.

Fresh off a TKO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 245, Brown returns to action at UFC on ESPN 8 from Columbus, Ohio, when he faces former Contender Series veteran Miguel Baeza on March 28.

Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMA Fighting with verbal agreements in place for the contest.

Following his win this past December, Brown was quick to call for a fight in his native Ohio, where he also owns his own gym called Immortal Martial Arts.

The 39-year-old welterweight has now posted back-to-back wins after knocking out Saunders and Diego Sanchez in consecutive fights.

As for Baeza, the undefeated prospect is currently 1-0 in the UFC after finishing Hector Aldana last October with a series of devastating leg kicks. Baeza also picked up a win in his Contender Series debut and he now holds an 8-0 record overall.

Brown vs. Baeza is the latest addition to the upcoming card, which features heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event.

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