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Randy Brown Gets Home Soil Bout with Chance Rencountre in Brooklyn

With the UFC set to make their debut event on the new ESPN+ streaming platform in January, the card has added a native welterweight for the Barclay’s Center crowd. Newsday Sports is reporting that Queens, New York’s Randy Brown (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will tangle with Chance Rencountre (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 event in January. It’s unclear at this time where this fight will take place in the evening’s bout order. Although the event has not been formally named, UFC on ESPN+ 1 takes place January 19, 2019 from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. This will mark the debut event for the UFC in their five-year contract with ESPN.

“Rude Boy” Brown will be aiming to build some consistency in the crowded UFC welterweight division. After coming to the UFC by way of Dana White’s Lookin’ For a Fight, Brown has been unable to put together a consistent streak of wins. After beating Mickey Gall at UFC 217 last November, Brown was unable to make it two in a row after suffering an unusual hammerfist knockout at the hands of Niko Price this past July. The 28-year-old kickboxing specialist should have the homecrowd favorite when he fights at Barclay’s Center for the second time.

Brown will face another fighter coming off a loss in Rencountre. The 31-year-old Oklahoma-native found his way to the UFC after a four-fight win streak competing regionally. In his UFC debut, Rencountre dropped a unanimous nod to the streaking Belal Muhammad last June in a bout he took on short-notice. Eager to get in the win column, Rencountre has been doing his training camps out in San Diego with the proven Alliance MMA team. With the number of fighters on the UFC roster, “Black Eagle” might be in a do-or-die situation come January.


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