DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – UFC welterweight veteran Mike “Quicksand” Pyle takes on Matt Brown Saturday night on the inaugural night of the new FOX Sports 1 network.
While Brown is on a 5 fight winning streak with 4 out of 5 wins coming via KO, Pyle is on a 4 fight win streak of his own, having also won 7 of his last 8 including 3 consecutive knock outs.
Both men have been sniffing around the Top 10 rankings for awhile now, and the winner is likely to land themselves on that coveted list that paves a path to title contention.
This is a fairly quick turnaround since his Memorial Day weekend win at UFC 160 over Rick Story.
While having six weeks notice after stepping in for an injured Thiago Alves, preparing for the birth of his son gave Pyle slight pause before taking the fight. In the end though, planning for his newly expanded family’s future provided plenty of inspiration to accept the invitation.