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Local UFC fighter back in the octagon this month

Kelowna fighter Matt Dwyer and Toshido MMA coach David Lea.
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January 04, 2016 - 9:00 PM

KELOWNA - Local MMA welterweight Matt Dwyer will be back in the UFC octagon for the fourth time at the end of this month.

Dwyer, 25, a Kelowna resident since he was two years old, fights out of Toshido MMA. He was signed to a remarkably rare four-fight contract with the UFC in 2014 and although his debut appearance resulted in a first round loss, he went on to win his second fight with a rare and spectacular superman punch in February.

On Jan. 30 the local Battlefield Fight League champion will face Randy “Rude Boy” Brown at UFC on FOX 18 in Newark, New Jersey.

This is Brown’s first fight in the UFC but the 6’ 2” Jamaican has a 6-0 record with wins over Robert Plotkin, Ben Brewer and Rocky Edwards.

All eight of Dwyer's professional wins have come by knockout and he promises on his Facebook page that his next fight will be no different.

"We've been training very hard and will make for a very exciting fight. WAR TOSHIDO," he writes.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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