Former featherweight champion Mike Brown will return to action for the first time since losing the title, drawing newcomer Anthony Morrison at “WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson” on January 10 in Sacramento, California.
Brown (22-5) defeated Jeff Curran in his WEC debut in June 2008 for his seventh-straight win, then won the featherweight title with a knockout of Urijah Faber last November. Following successful title defenses over Leonard Garcia and Faber, Brown suffered a second-round TKO to Jose Aldo in November to lose the belt.
Morrison (12-6) has won 8 of his past 10 fights, most-recently bouncing back from a September loss to Micah Miller with back-to-back victories, including a first-round knockout of UFC veteran Alvin Robinson earlier this month.
WEC 46, which airs live on Versus, is headlined by a unification matchup between lightweight champions Jamie Varner and Ben Henderson and also features Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao.
Pictured: Mike Brown