Matt Brown can't figure out why he's an underdog vs. Erick Silva

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DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

The prevailing wisdom about Matt Brown seems to suggests that despite his six-fight winning streak, the Ohio native hasn't proven he deserves to be considered a contender.

It probably explains why Vegas oddsmakers have Brown ranked as a nearly two-to-one underdog for his Saturday night fight with Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night: Cincinnati.

That doesn't sit well with Brown.

"It doesn't make any sense at all," Brown told FOXSports. "Even looking at it from a biased perspective, like I'm biased toward myself, but it just doesn't make any sense statistically or odds-wise at all. I don't have any idea why they did that. Maybe they know something I don't."

Brown enters the fight as the UFC's No. 7 ranked welterweight and has reeled off six straight wins, starting with a KO of Chris Cope at UFC 143 in February 2012. The problem, at least in terms of perception, is that none of those recent wins have come against fighters currently ranked above him.


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