Randy Brown and Khaos Williams showed they belonged on the UFC 274 main card, delivering an entertaining 15 minutes with Brown coming out on top.
Welterweights Randy Brown and Khaos Williams capped off the preliminary card at UFC 274, in a fight Brown had previously told Cageside Press that he was confident in winning regardless of where it played out.
Both fighters started the night on two-fight win streaks, and with their finishing ability, fireworks were definitely anticipated.
To nobody’s surprise, Khaos Williams started the fight by rushing in with haymakers. Brown was attempting to keep his distance, but Williams hit him with a stiff kick to the body. Brown distanced himself with a kick. Williams re-entered with an exchange and Brown was rocked by a right hand. Williams followed him to the ground and attempted a d’arce choke but came up empty. Brown attempted a flying knee but couldn’t connect. The round came to a close in the clinch.
Brown came out quickly in the second round and connected with a one-one-two combination that landed stiff. Brown began going to the jab more often, utilizing his four-inch height advantage. Williams tried answering with punches of his own, but Brown began bobbing and weaving with ease. They clinched briefly and got back to striking. Brown was fighting brilliantly at range and landed several hooks on a charging Williams to cap off the round.
A head kick landed for Brown to start the final round and Williams began firing high kicks of his own, but was coming up empty. Brown landed seemingly eight jabs in a row then a right hand. Brown was in full control, then a short right hand from Khaos dropped Brown. Brown got back up quickly and clocked Williams with two right hands and a big knee. Williams pushed him against the fence briefly and they returned to the center. A big elbow connected for Brown. He controlled the final minute of action, bouncing back from the knockdown.
Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams by Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)