In the co-main event of UFC Vegas 39, Randy Brown will take on Jared Gooden in a welterweight bout. Now it’s not a big matchup for a co-main event of a fight night.
UFC has been struggling to put on exciting Fight Night cards since the COVID outbreak. We have seen some terrible UFC Fight Night cards in recent times and the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Mackenzie Dern vs Marina Rodriguez is certainly one of them. It lacks star power and it does not have a lot of ranked fighters competing in the main card.
Nevertheless, let’s take a look at this welterweight co-main event between Randy Brown(13-4) and Jared Gooden(18-6).
Randy Brown vs Jared Gooden stats:
TKO/KO wins- 6 wins/ 5 submission wins
Height/ Reach- 6 ft 3 inches/ 78 inches
Striking accuracy- 47%
Takedown Defense- 71%
Submission wins- 6 submission wins/ 8 TKO/KO wins
Height/ Reach- 6 ft 4 inches/ 77 inches
Striking accuracy- 42%
Takedown Accuracy- 83%
Randy Brown vs Jared Gooden prediction:
After two consecutive decision losses following his UFC debut, Jared Gooden bounced back with a win over Niklas Stolze on UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland.
Before that fight, he lost to Alan Jouban and Abubakar Numragomedov. Though Gooden has a lot of experience outside of the UFC Brown has 11 fights in UFC.
Randy Brown has fought some of the top welterweights in UFC such as Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad. He has some impressive wins over Alex Oliveira and Bryan Barberena. Even his losses in UFC are to the likes of Vicente Luque, Niko Price, and Belal Muhammad.
There won’t be a huge size or reach difference between the two fighters. And we can expect a striking battle between the two for the majority of the fight. And it’s very likely that Brown will get the job done in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 39.
Jared Gooden has a good record. But, he is 2-1 in the UFC and has a lot to prove in his upcoming fights. On the other hand, Brown is a tough opponent in the division and can get into the top 10 of the division with a couple more wins.