UFC Brooklyn sees one other change after Randy Brown pulls out of the occasion
The UFC worked overtime to keep their 13-fight line-up for their Fight Night show on January 19 in Brooklyn, New York. In the past few days, three fighters have withdrawn from the map, the last courtesy of Randy Brown.
Brown confirmed a FloCombat report that he couldn’t fight Chance Rencountre at the preliminary card opener at the Barclays Center, but it wasn’t an injury.
Thank you to all of my friends, family, and the fans who attended the UFC Brooklyn event. I am 100% healthy and ready to fight. My team and I did our best to keep the fight going. Unfortunately, the decision wasn’t ours. I look forward to getting back to action as soon as possible #UFCBrooklyn
– Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) January 13, 2019
The native New Yorker suffered a knockout loss to Niko Price in July when Price stopped him from below with hammer fists. He has fought three times in New York since the state legalized pro-MMA in 2016, and he has won two of those fights, but he’ll have to wait for his fourth.
According to MMAjunkie, Brown (10-3) has now been replaced by Dwight Grant (8-2), who lost to Zak Ottow on FOX 31 last month at UFC. Rencountre (12-3) is looking for his first win at the Octagon after dropping a decision on Belal Muhammad on his debut.
The UFC also swapped Karl Roberson for Glover Teixeira after Ion Cutelaba was injured, while newcomer Mario Bautista replaced the injured John Lineker against Cory Sandhagen.
UFC Brooklyn is led by a flyweight title defense with champion Henry Cejudo against bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw.
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