Randy Brown Calls Out Top 10 Welterweight For UFC Fight Night Paris Showdown

Having extended his winning run last month, rising UFC welterweight prospect Randy Brown has his sights set on the division’s top 10.

Brown has established himself as a leading up-and-comer at 170 pounds, winning seven of eight fights since the turn of 2021. His sole defeat in that period came against elite competition in the form of the #5-ranked Jack Della Maddalena.

“Rude Boy” has bounced back emphatically after that setback in Australia last February, winning three straight against Wellington Turman, Muslim Salikhov, and most recently Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos.

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Brown got the better of Zaleski dos Santos at the UFC 302 pay-per-view event in Newark, New Jersey, early last month. And having likely moved to within touching distance of the top 15 as a result, the 34-year-old is setting his sights on a welterweight who has long boasted a number next to their name.

Brown Wants Neal In The French Capital: ‘Give Me A Chance To Climb!’

Just over a month on from his latest triumph inside the Octagon, Brown took to social media to stake his claim for an opportunity to climb not just into the rankings, but the welterweight top 10.

“I’ll fight Geoff Neal in Paris,” Brown wrote.

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In a subsequent post, Brown expanded on the callout of Geoff Neal and explained why he deserves an opportunity to climb toward contention at 170 pounds.

“My development has been nothing short of incredible. I’m proud of that and I’m willing and ready to test myself against any man in the division. I want the tough fights. Give me a chance to climb!”

Neal hasn’t competed since falling short against Ian Garry at UFC 298 in Anaheim this past February. That result came 11 months on from another setback at the hands of an undefeated contender, with Shavkat Rakhmonov submitting him at UFC 285.

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With “Handz of Steel” now on a losing skid, it stands to reason that he’ll need to defend his #10 position on the welterweight ladder next time out.

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