An exciting welterweight bout between fan-favorites Randy Brown and Jared Gooden is set to take place next month inside the Octagon.
Brown himself was the first to confirm the news via his Twitch that he is fighting Gooden on a UFC Fight Night card set for October 9. The card is headlined by women’s strawweight contenders Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern. Look for Brown vs. Gooden to take place somewhere on the televised undercard.
Brown (13-4) has been in the UFC since 2016 and he has gone 7-4 overall since then while competing inside the Octagon. The 31-year-old American is coming off of a submission win over Alex Oliveira in his last fight and overall he has won three of his last four fights, with wins over Warlley Alves and Bryan Barberena by stoppage mixed in with a knockout loss to elite welterweight contender Vicente Luque. Overall, while Brown hasn’t been able to break into the welterweight division’s top-10, he’s a borderline top-15 ranked fighter.
Gooden (18-6) is just 1-2 overall in the UFC. After losing to Alan Jouban and Abubakar Nurmagomedov in his first two UFC fights by decision, Gooden was able to finally get into the win column inside the Octagon when he defeated Niklas Stolze via first-round KO in his last fight. Ever since that knockout, Gooden has been hungry to get back into the Octagon, and he has called out the likes of Kevin Lee. However, while he didn’t land Lee as his opponent, he still got someone in Brown who is a highly-respected welterweight.
Overall this should be a fantastic fight between two welterweights looking to break into the upper echelon of the UFC’s 170lbs weight class. Brown will likely be the favorite but Gooden always has a puncher’s chance.
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