Both coming off recent first-round victories, welterweights Randy Brown and Jared Gooden will meet at UFC’s October 9th event. Brown first announced the matchup during one of his Twitch livestreams.
The bout joins a card that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Brown needed just a round in his last appearance, submitting veteran Alex Oliviera with a rear naked choke in April. The fight put him back into the win column after suffering a loss against Vicente Luque in 2020.
The recent win is Brown’s only first-round victory since joining the UFC in 2016.
Gooden scored his first UFC win in July, stopping Niklas Stolze in just over a minute with strikes. The bout was a potential must-win for Gooden, as he had dropped his two prior UFC appearances via unanimous decision.
UFC’s October 9th card is currently set to be headlined by strawweights Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern. Here’s how the full card looks currently.
Bout 7: Marina Rodriguez (14-1-2) vs. Mackenzie Dern (11-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Lupita Godinez (5-1) vs. Sam Hughes (5-3) (Strawweight)
Bout 5: Chris Gutierrez (16-3-2) vs. Felipe Colares (10-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Mariya Agapova (9-2) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Tim Elliott (17-11-1) vs. Matheus Nicolau (16-2-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Mike Trizano (9-1) vs. Chas Skelly (18-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Randy Brown (13-4) vs. Jared Gooden (18-6) (Welterweight)