Newsday was the first to report the welterweight booking. UFC
217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4 and
is headlined by a middleweight championship tilt between Michael
Bisping and Georges St.
Gall rose to prominence thanks to a first-round submission of
former WWE star CM Punk in
his sophomore promotional outing at UFC 203. He then tapped out
fellow prospect Sage
Northcutt in the second round at UFC on Fox 22 on Dec. 17 to
improve to 4-0 as a professional.
Brown, meanwhile, is 3-2 during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based
promotion. He last appeared at UFC 208, where he dropped a
unanimous decision to Belal
Muhammad. The Ring of Combat veteran is 9-2 since beginning his
career in 2014.