MMA Preview – Randy Brown vs Jared Gooden at UFC Vegas 39
RANDY BROWN VS JARED GOODEN FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 39? Saturday 9th October, 2021 -19:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 39? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 39? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Vegas 39 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 39? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
RANDY BROWN VS JARED GOODEN LOWDOWN
Randy Brown (13-4) walks out for his 12th UFC fight at only 31 years old having fought a plethora of welterweight beasts. He is 7-4 in the UFC now after collecting one of the biggest scalps of his career in submitting Alex Oliveira. It came after suffering the second knockout of his career courtesy of Vicente Luque. His first was an unforgettable knockout handed out by Niko Price who hammerfisted him into unconsciousness off his back however, he responded with a TKO over Bryan Barberena and a beautiful triangle choke on Warlley Alves and hopes to repeat those performances at the APEX.
Jared Gooden (18-6) came in hot to the UFC having submitted Marcel Stamps and Jay Jackson before knocking out Trent McCown for various promotions. However, as many find out, it is not plain sailing in the big time. He took on veteran Alan Jouban for his debut losing a unanimous decision and four months later Abubakar Nurmagomedov made it two unanimous decision losses in a row. However, Gooden ignited his UFC career by dispatching Niklas Stolze with a vicious straight right back in July.
RANDY BROWN VS JARED GOODEN PREDICTION
The UFC are not doing Gooden any favours as this is another tough match-up for him. Brown is a finisher, will have a slight height and reach advantage and has amassed some quality experience.
Brown also has the clear grappling advantage so Gooden will try and keep the fight standing and let his hands go. He is a technically good and power striker but his only realistic chance to win is to hope Brown gets careless and leave his chin open to get clipped.
Brown should have the edge in every department and his jab is likely to be the difference on the feet and when he decides to wrestle, he should be able to control Gooden while searching for a submission. Gooden is durable with decent jiu-jitsu, so he is likely to drag this to a decision, but it is hard to see how he wins this.
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