Miguel Baeza had Matt Brown’s ‘Immortal’ nickname in mind after he knocked him down

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Miguel Baeza beat Matt Brown with a second-round knockout Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Take a look inside the fight with Baeza, who stayed perfect in his pro career.

Result: Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:18
Updated records: Baeza (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Brown (22-17 MMA, 15-11 UFC)
Key stat: Baeza has seven of his nine wins by knockout.

Baeza on the fight’s key moment

“I missed my opportunity the first time to finish him, so the second round I wanted to make sure I finished the fight right there. As soon as I knocked him down, I tried to get on top of him because his nickname is ‘The Immortal,’ so I’m not about to let a guy with that name get away after I get a knockdown like that.”

Baeza on fighting a veteran like Brown

“It turned into a fight. He caught me and I just wanted to get him back and it became a scrap after that. I saw what he had, took his shot and then I was able to get my timing from there. I’m super thankful to be here and I wanted to come here and prove that I belong. Fighting Matt Brown and getting a win proves that I belong here, so I’m just grateful for the opportunity.”

Baeza on what he wants next

“(I want) whatever the UFC has next for me. We haven’t said no. We just take the fights. I’ve got a great team behind me – I’ve got all the guys at MMA Masters (in Miami). … We’re ready to go. I feel like we can go and take on anybody.”

To hear more from Baeza, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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