Alan Patrick remains on UFC Fight Night 85 card in Australia, meets newcomer Damien Brown

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Alan Patrick will remain on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 85 event in Australia, with the UFC announcing Monday that he’ll take on newcomer Damien Brown.

Patrick lost opponent Chad Laprise over the weekend due to Abel Trujillo’s visa issues. Trujillo was pulled from the fight with Ross Pearson, which in turn pulled Laprise into the fight with Pearson.

The Brazilian lightweight had his perfect record blemished in his most recent outing last June, as he was taken out by Mairbek Taisumov with a head kick. That snapped what had been a 12 fight winning streak to start off his MMA run.

As for the newcomer, Australia’s Brown enters on a five fight winning streak, a run which includes four straight finishes.

UFC Fight Night 85 takes place from Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday, March 20, airing live in the U.S. on Fox Sports 1 Saturday night, March 19.

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