27-Year-Old UFC Welterweight 10-2-0
November 4, 2017 Randy Brown News
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Brown defeated Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) at UFC 217 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
His struggles in Round 2 aside, Brown fought a very smart and effective fight. He was the better striker of the two men, as expected, but he also did an exceptional job of using his large frame to punish Gall on the mat. Even if he wasn't landing a ton of offense his positioning forced Gall to work off of his back. Brown was credited with 4:38 worth of control time in Round 3 alone. Though a bit up and down in his UFC career, there are reasons to be optimistic about Brown moving forward.
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Fantasy AnalysisBrown recently broke a two-fight winning streak against Belal Muhammad. He has racked up a 3-2 UFC record (9-2 overall) since joining the promotion in 2016. "Rude Boy" has experience on his side in this contest as well as a four-inch reach advantage, which he may want to use to keep Gall from bringing the fight to the mat.
Fantasy AnalysisRude Boy was able to keep things close in Round 1 before the roof caved in on him in Rounds 2 and 3. His inability to threaten Muhammad with consistent offense allowed his opponent to fire off combinations without any fear of reprisal. Brown was viewed as a legitimate prospect when he entered the UFC in January 2016, but he is 3-2 during his time with the company, and his performances have been.... inconsistent. The 26-year-old better find a way to win his next fight.
Fantasy AnalysisBrown had to fend off a fairly tight armbar attempt in the middle of the the first round, but seemed to have the fight under control until getting the stoppage in Round 2, when a well placed knee against the fence forced Camozzi to drop to the ground. Brown said after the fight that he had been sick during his battle with Erick Montano in September, but the 26-year-old looked crisp with his striking and grappling Friday, and could be primed to go on a run. Brown improved to 9-1 with the victory, and has finished his last two fights.
Fantasy AnalysisAnd he should consider himself fortunate to have done so. After a strong first few minutes, Brown's game fell off a cliff. He was visibly exhausted and one poorly timed takedown attempt from Montano may have been the only reason that Brown emerged victorious. The choke that finished the fight was beautiful, but it was another concerning performance from Rude Boy. Brown is now 2-1 in his first three UFC fights, but he has put forth mediocre performances in every single one of them.
Fantasy AnalysisBrown, who made his debut in late January, has a 1-1 record in the UFC. Overall, the 26-year-old sits at 7-1. At 6-foot-2 and 171, he will have a slight height advantage over his his 6-foot opponent. Brown and Montano have similar experience levels, as Montano has a record of 7-3, and only has one UFC fight himself.
Fantasy AnalysisIt will go down in the record books as a victory for Brown in his UFC debut, but his performance was nothing to write home bout. He struggled to find his range and land consistently. Brown didn't look like a potential future star in this fight, but the fact he won was the most important thing. He will look to do so more impressively his next time out.
Fantasy AnalysisBrown was recently recruited by UFC brass on the Fight Pass program "Dana White: Lookin' For a Fight." The native of Spanish Town, Jamaica will have a chance to make a positive first impression in his promotional debut against Dwyer.