Damien Brown (fighter)

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Damien Brown
Born (1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 33)[1]
Albury, Australia
Other names Beatdown[2]
Nationality Australian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)
Division Welterweight (155–170 Ib)
Lightweight (145–155 Ib)
Reach 68 12 in (174 cm)
Fighting out of Brisbane, Australia
Team Integrated MMA
Rank Black belt in Zen Do Kai[2]
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 17
By knockout 3
By submission 8
By decision 6
Losses 12
By knockout 2
By submission 4
By decision 6
[1] Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Damien Brown (born 25 December 1984) is an Australian mixed martial artist who competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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).[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Brown made his promotional debut on one week-notice debut in March 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85 against Alan Patrick and lost by decision (unanimous).[8][9]

He took on Cesar Arzamendia, a veteran of the Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2, at UFC 201 in July 2016 and won by knockout in round 1.[10]

At UFC Fight Night 101, Brown managed to steal a victory against Jon Tuck with a split decision.[11]

Brown faced Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 110 on 11 June 2017.[12] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[13]

Brown faced Frank Camacho on 19 November 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura.[14] 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.[15] He lost the fight via split decision.[16] This fight earned him Fight of the Night bonus.[17]

Brown faced Dong Hyun Kim on 11 February 2018 at UFC 221.[18] He lost the fight by split decision.[19]

On July 2, 2018, it was announced that Brown was released from UFC.[20]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Damien Brown". Sherdog.
  2. ^ a b c "Damien Brown - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Damien Brown". Topology.
  4. ^ Campton, Nick. "After battling his own demons, UFC fighter Damien Brown wants to be a role model for other veterans". Daily Telegraph. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  5. ^ Primetown, Jay. "UFC Fight Night 85 Newcomer Breakdown: Damien Brown". MMA Odds Breakder. MMA Odds Breakder.
  6. ^ "Damien Brown - UFC201 Fight week (Part 1)". You Tube. Damien Brown.
  7. ^ Chris, Garry. "Prison guard and Afghanistan veteran Damien Brown completes UFC dream". Courier Mail. Courier Mail. Retrieved 18 Mar 2016.
  8. ^ Taylor, Chris. "UFN 85 Results: Alan Patrick defeats Damien Brown via decision". BJ Penn. BJ Penn. Retrieved 19 Mar 2016.
  9. ^ Ducey, Liam. "Damien Brown rides UFC rollercoaster to showdown in Auckland". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 Mar 2017.
  10. ^ Marrocco, Steven. "UFC 201 results: Damien Brown's right hand too much for Cesar Arzamendia in first-round KO". MMA Junkie. MMA Junkie. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Damien Brown defeats Jon Tuck". MMA Decisions. MMA Decisions.
  12. ^ "Vinc Pichel returns after more than 3 years, meets Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand". MMAjunkie. MMAjunkie.
  13. ^ Segura, Danny (2017-06-10). "Vinc Pichel returns to MMA competition with wild KO over Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "Damien Brown krijgt gewenst UFC Sydney gevecht tegen Frank Camacho". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 official weigh-in results: Headliner set, but four fighters heavy". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Frank Camacho outslugs Damien Brown in 15-minute brawl". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  17. ^ Mazique, Brian. "UFC Fight Night 121 Werdum Vs. Tybura Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Analysis, Attendance, Gate". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  18. ^ Walshaw, Nick (19 December 2017). "Australian UFC fighter Damien Brown signed on to fight at UFC 221 in Perth". Perth Now. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  19. ^ "UFC 221 results: 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim takes split decision from Damien Brown". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  20. ^ "Australian Fighter Damien Brown Released by UFC • MMA News". MMA News. 2018-07-02. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  21. ^ Mazique, Brian. "UFC Fight Night 121 Werdum Vs. Tybura Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Analysis, Attendance, Gate". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-11-19.

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