Jack Della Maddalena

Jack Della Maddalena stunningly drops and submits Randy Brown at UFC 284

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, February 11, 2023, for UFC 284, going down live from the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Headlining the event was a champion versus champion clash, as the no. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-1) moved up to the lightweight division to challenge no. 2 pound-for-pound ranked UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1) in attempt to become a two-division champion.

Just before our interim featherweight championship co-main event between Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett, welterweight prospects Jack Della Maddalena (13-2) and Randy Brown (16-4) faced off in our feature fight of the evening.

Della Maddalena had gone 3-0 thus far into his UFC tenure, all three victories coming via first round knockout in 2022, coming into tonight’s bout on a 13-fight win streak following an 0-2 start to his career. Brown on the other hand came in on a four-fight win streak of his own.

Della Maddalena laid claim to the RF & EMMA welterweight championships prior to joining the UFC roster, the EMMA title of which he defended four times en route to his entry to the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, while Brown is a former ROC welterweight champion, a title he defended twice prior to joining.

Continue reading to see how this epic welterweight feature fight went down:

Official Result: Jack Della Maddalena def. Randy Brown via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:13 of round one

Brown opens up the bout controlling the range very well with his straight punches and front kicks.

Della Maddalena is trying to get into range, and he’s landing some nice leg kicks whilst blocking most of Brown’s punches.

Della Maddalena lands a vicious right hook a couple minutes in that badly hurts and drops Brown. He then follows up with a barrage of punches from top position, setting him up to take Brown’s back and sink in the choke for his fourth first round finish in a row.

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Brady Ordway
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