Damien Brown (fighter)
25 December 1984|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)|
Welterweight (155–170 Ib) |
Lightweight (145–155 Ib)
|Reach||68 1⁄2 in (174 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Brisbane, Australia|
Black belt in Zen Do Kai |
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
| Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Brown was born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is a full time prison officer and a veteran of the Australian Army, serving as an infantry soldier, who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. He credits MMA training helping him to recover his post-traumatic stress and depression from his active service in the war zone. He would like to be the role model for the war veterans who suffer from PTSD, showing them the hopes and using the cage as the platform to advocate greater support for war veterans which they much deserved.
Brown started Zen Do Kai martial arts training when he was a kid. After return from military service from Afghanistan with some injuries, Brown joined a local Kickboxing school as part of the rehab program to improve his physical fitness and his professional career began one year later after he picked up BJJ training.
Mixed martial arts career
Brown participated in various MMA promotions as such Australian Fighting Championship (AFC), BRACE, European-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. He held a 5 win streak prior signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Brown faced Frank Camacho on 19 November 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura. At the weight-ins, Camacho weighed in at 160 pounds, 4 pounds over the lightweight upper limit of 156 pounds. The bout proceeded at a catchweight and Camacho forfeited 30% of his purse to Brown. He lost the fight via split decision. This fight earned him Fight of the Night bonus.
On July 2, 2018, it was announced that Brown was released from UFC.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||17 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||17–12||Dong Hyun Kim||Decision (split)||UFC 221||11 February 2018||3||5:00||Perth, Australia|
|Loss||17–11||Frank Camacho||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura||19 November 2017||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia||Catchweight bout (160 lbs); Camacho missed weight. Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||17–10||Vinc Pichel||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||11 June 2017||1||3:37||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Win||17–9||Jon Tuck||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson||26 November 2016||3||5:00||Melbourne, Australia|
|Win||16–9||Cesar Arzamendia||TKO (punches)||UFC 201||30 July 2016||1||2:27||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||15–9||Alan Patrick||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||20 March 2016||3||5:00||Brisbane, Australia|
|Win||15–8||Pumau Campbell||TKO (punches)||XFC 26||20 February 2016||3||1:14||Brisbane, Australia||Defended the XFC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||14–8||Ben Games||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BRACE 37||21 November 2015||2||1:57||Canberra, Australia||Won the BRACE Lightweight Championship. BRACE Lightweight Tournament Final|
|Win||13–8||Grant Toatoa||Submission (guillotine choke)||NZFC 1: A New Beginning||17 October 2015||1||2:29||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Win||12–8||Abel Brites||Submission (guillotine choke)||BRACE 36||17 October 2015||1||0:17||Sydney, Australia||BRACE Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||11–8||Shane Young||Decision (majority)||XFC 23||28 February 2015||5||5:00||Brisbane, Australia||Won the vacant XFC Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||10–8||Ricky Rea||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FightWorld Cup 18||2 August 2014||1||3:28||Nerang, Australia||Welterweight bout.|
|Loss||10–7||Tim Wilde||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 69||7 July 2014||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||10–6||Paul Redmond||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 65||1 March 2014||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||10–5||Julien Boussuge||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 61||13 December 2013||3||5:00||Amman, Jordan|
|Win||10–4||Scott MacGregor||Submission (armbar)||K.O. Martial Arts: Adrenalin-Unleashed||29 June 2013||1||4:58||Eatons Hill, Australia|
|Loss||9–4||Yusuke Kasuya||Submission (armbar)||Legend FC 11||27 April 2013||3||4:47||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Win||9–3||Rob Hill||Decision (unanimous)||BRACE 19||16 February 2013||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||8–3||Haotian Wu||Decision (unanimous)||Legend FC 9||16 June 2012||3||5:00||Macau, SAR, China|
|Win||7–3||Luke Hume||Decision (unanimous)||Nitro MMA 5||24 March 2012||1||0:57||Logan City, Australia|
|Loss||6–3||Koji Ando||Submission (reverse triangle choke)||Legend FC 7||11 Feb 2012||1||2:27||Macau, SAR, China|
|Loss||6–2||Patrick Iodice||TKO (punches)||FightWorld Cup 10||19 November 2011||1||0:07||Nerang, Australia|
|Loss||6–1||Sonny Brown||Submission (gogoplata)||BRACE 11||17 September 2011||3||3:01||Brisbane, Australia|
|Win||6–0||Gokhan Turkyilmaz||TKO (corner stoppage)||Nitro 3||9 July 2011||3||3:54||Queensland, Australia|
|Win||5–0||Thomas Ruderman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BRACE 9||4 June 2011||1||1:39||Townsville, Australia|
|Win||4–0||Luke Stevens||Decision (unanimous)||Nitro MMA 2||19 March 2011||3||5:00||Logan City, Australia|
|Win||3–0||Jay Thompson||Submission (armbar)||Golden Lion Promotions: Christmas Bash 2010||18 Dec 2010||1||1:45||Townsville, Australia|
|Win||2–0||Kenny Yeung||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 1||12 November 2010||3||3:00||Melbourne, Australia|
|Win||1–0||Tim Radley||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fate MMA: Beyond Human Control||26 June 2010||1||N/A||Beenleigh, Australia|
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