This weekend’s UFC Fight Night features a Welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Muslim Salikhov. Both fighters bring a mix of experience and skill that makes this matchup a must-watch.
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Randy “Rudeboy” Brown, at 33 years old, enters the octagon with a record of 17-5-0. Brown is known for his orthodox fighting stance and impressive reach of 78 inches. He brings to the fight a striking accuracy of 47%, landing 4.38 significant strikes per minute. Brown’s grappling skills are also notable, with a takedown accuracy of 39% and an average of 0.8 takedowns per 15 minutes. His takedown defence stands at 74%. Brown is coming off a win via unanimous decision against Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria in June.
On the other side, Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov, aged 39, boasts a record of 19-4-0. Salikhov, an orthodox fighter with a 70-inch reach, is recognized for his striking skills, with a 51% accuracy and landing an average of 3.37 significant strikes per minute. His defence is highlighted by a 62% striking defence rate and a takedown defence of 73%. Salikhov averages 1.31 takedowns every 15 minutes at a 40% accuracy. Despite a recent unanimous decision loss to Nicolas Dalby, Salikhov’s dynamic striking and well-rounded skills still make him a formidable opponent.
This fight presents a classic striker vs. striker matchup, with both fighters having the ability to end the fight. Brown’s advantage in reach and volume striking could play a critical role in the stand-up exchanges, while Salikhov’s precision and defensive skills could allow him to manage the distance effectively and counterstrike.
Given their records and skills, this bout is a balanced contest, with Salikhov’s striking accuracy and defence slightly edging out on paper, despite his recent losses, including one to Li Jingliang. However, Brown’s reach, volume striking, and recent victory momentum could be key factors in this matchup.
Randy Brown Finishes Salikov
The first began and Salikhov immediately started chopping at the legs of Brown trying to kill his base early on. It didn’t take long for Randy Brown to find his mark landing a clean shot and finishing the fight in the first-round.
Official result: Randy Brown def. Muslim Salikov by TKO in round one
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