The fight will go down on May 14th at UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil. The city and venue for the card has yet to be confirmed.
Brown (20-13) will be fighting for the first time since he tapped out Tim Means at UFC 189 last July. Prior to that the rugged fighter dropped consecutive decisions to Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks.
Maia (22-6), on the other hand, has used his galaxy class grappling to win four straight fights. Most recently he earned a UD win over Gunnar Nelson, who isn’t a slouch on the mat…
So, that’s a very compelling match-up at 170. The winner will take another big step closer to a title shot, particularly if it’s Maia.
UFC FN 87 will feature a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and “Jacare” Souza in the main event.