Randy Brown (fighter)
Randy Brown (born July 8, 1990) is a Jamaican-American mixed martial artist currently competing as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2014, he has formerly competed for Ring of Combat and became the Welterweight Ring of Combat Champion in 2015.
July 8, 1990
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
|Other names||Rude Boy|
|Residence||Queens, New York|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Team||Budokan Martial Arts Academy|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Brown was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, but moved to Spanish Town, Jamaica with his mother while he was a toddler. He moved back to the United States at the age of 15. He started boxing in 2005 before transitioning to mixed martial arts at the age of 19 and had 6 amateur fights before turning pro in 2014.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Brown began his professional fighting career in 2014, making his professional debut at Ring of Combat 48. Brown won the fight against Steve Tyrrell via submission in round one. He trains out of Budokan Martial Arts Academy, a Renzo Gracie BJJ affiliate.
Ring of CombatEdit
Brown had 6 fights in the promotion winning all 6 by stoppage in the first or second round. He won the Ring of Combat welterweight belt by beating Mike Winters by second-round TKO.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Brown was featured on Dana Whites Looking For A Fight where he knocked out Robert Plotkin at Ring of Combat 53. He was signed to the UFC soon after.
Brown was expected to face promotional newcomer Charlie Ward on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102. However, Ward was pulled from the event due in early November due to alleged visa issues which restricted his travel and was replaced by fellow newcomer Brian Camozzi. Brown won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Brown was expected to face George Sullivan on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208. However, on January 26, Sullivan was pulled from the card after being notified by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected earlier this year. Belal Muhammad was the eventual replacement. Brown lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and achievementsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Ring of Combat
- Ring of Combat welterweight champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||10 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||10–3||Niko Price||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov||July 14, 2018||2||1:09||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Win||10–2||Mickey Gall||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 217||November 4, 2017||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Belal Muhammad||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 208||February 11, 2017||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||9–1||Brian Camozzi||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||2||1:25||Albany, New York, United States|
|Win||8–1||Erick Montaño||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson||September 17, 2016||3||0:18||Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Michael Graves||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans||April 16, 2016||2||2:31||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–0||Matt Dwyer||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader||January 30, 2016||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–0||Robert Plotkin||KO (knee)||Ring of Combat 53||November 20, 2015||1||4:23||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Defended the Ring of Combat Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Ben Brewer||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ring of Combat 52||September 25, 2015||2||0:31||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Catchweight (178 lbs) bout.|
|Win||4–0||Rocky Edwards||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 51||June 5, 2015||2||4:25||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Defended the Ring of Combat Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||3–0||Mike Winters||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 50||January 23, 2015||2||1:11||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won the Ring of Combat Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Leonard Simpson||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 49||September 19, 2014||2||0:52||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Steve Tyrrell||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 48||May 16, 2014||1||1:53||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
- "Randy "Rube Boy" Brown". tapology.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- "Randy Brown - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Zane Simon (2016-01-04). "Welcome to the UFC, Randy Brown". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
- "UFC Fight Night Sat. Jan. 30, 2016 Johnson vs. Bader". Ultimate Fighting Championship. June 9, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Randy Brown outworks Matt Dwyer for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
- Ryan Gerbosi (2016-02-23). "Randy Brown will face Michael Graves in April at UFC on Fox 19 in Tampa". newsday.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-04-16). "UFC on FOX 19 results: Michael Graves stays unbeaten, chokes out Randy Brown in second". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-27). "Welterweights Randy Brown, Erick Montano to clash at UFC Fight Night in Hidalgo". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-09-17). "UFC Fight Night 94 results: Randy Brown digs deep for third-round submission of Erick Montano". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- Staff (2016-10-14). "UFC Fight Night 102 gets eight new fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
- Mark La Monica (2016-11-07). "Randy Brown gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night in Albany". newsday.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: New York's Randy Brown impresses in home state, stops Brian Camozzi". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
- Dale Jordan (2016-12-14). "George Sullivan vs. Randy Brown added to UFC 208 in Brooklyn". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
- Staff (2017-01-26). "George Sullivan notified of potential USADA anti-doping violation, out of UFC 208 fight with Randy Brown". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- Staff (2017-02-04). "With Sullivan out, Randy Brown now meets Belal Muhammad at UFC 208 in Brooklyn". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-02-11). "UFC 208 results: Belal Muhammad cruises past New York's Randy Brown for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
- Ryan Gerbosi (2017-09-12). "UFC 217: Randy Brown to face Mickey Gall at Madison Square Garden". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
- "UFC legend killer Mickey Gall slayed by Randy Brown on Michael Bisping vs GSP show". The Sun. 2017-11-05. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- Mark La Monica (2018-06-05). "Queens' Randy Brown booked for UFC Boise". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
- "Watch Niko Price's incredible and violent hammerfist knockout from his back at UFC Boise". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
- Mark La Monica (2018-11-19). "Queens' Randy Brown to fight Chance Rencountre at UFC Brooklyn". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
- Staff (2019-01-13). "Randy Brown says he's off UFC on ESPN+ 1 card in Brooklyn – despite being '100 percent healthy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-14.