Standing between Thomas and his first title defense is
Brown, 33, walks into his bout against Garcia, 29, as confident as ever. That confidence could get him in trouble if he chooses to stand with Garcia, a gunslinger who can deliver shots from unconventional angles. The champ's best bet is to use his size and considerable power to grapple Garcia. Over the course of a 25-minute fight, that would seem to be his easiest and smartest path to victory.