Brown in for Injured Krauss Against Hathaway at UFC 138

By Mike Whitman Aug 31, 2011
John Hathaway has received a new opponent for UFC 138, as Matt Brown will step in for the injured Pascal Krauss at the Nov. 5 event. first reported news of Krauss’ shoulder injury Tuesday; promotion officials Wednesday announced Brown (Pictured) as the German’s replacement.

The UFC also confirmed three previously reported contests for the event, which will emanate from LG Arena in Birmingham, England. Brad Pickett will take on Renan Barao at bantamweight, while Chris Cope will tangle with Che Mills at welterweight and Anthony Perosh locks horns with Cyrille Diabate at heavyweight.

Headlined by a middleweight scrap between Mark Munoz and Chris Leben, UFC 138 will air for free on Spike TV via same-day tape delay in the United States and Canada. The Munoz-Leben tilt marks the first non-title UFC main event to be scheduled for five rounds.

A cast member on the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Brown made his official UFC debut at the season finale in 2008. After winning four of his first five fights in the Octagon, “The Immortal” fell on hard times in 2010, losing three straight bouts. The AMC Pankration representative rebounded from the defeats by posting a unanimous decision victory over John Howard at UFC Live 4 in June.

Hathaway, 24, has been bested just once as a professional. The Brit started his UFC career red-hot, rattling off four wins before running into veteran Mike Pyle at UFC 120 this past October. Pyle took the young buck into deep waters, consistently beating him to the punch and scoring numerous takedowns. Hathaway returned to his winning ways in 2011, however, notching a split decision victory over Kris McCray at UFC Fight Night 24.


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