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Randy Brown Aims to Shine at UFC 302, Eyes Top 15 with Win Over Zaleski dos Santos

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As UFC 302 approaches, all eyes are on Randy "Rude Boy" Brown, a determined welterweight from Queens, New York, who has consistently demonstrated his prowess in the Octagon. Discovered on the "Lookin’ For A Fight" series, the 33-year-old fighter has proven to be one of the series' most successful finds, forging a notable path in the UFC with a record of 12-5.

Brown enters this weekend's fight against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on a strong note, boasting victories in his last two matches and an impressive 8-2 record over his last 10 bouts. Despite his achievements, Brown has yet to break into the Top 15 rankings, but his performance has made him a standout in the fiercely competitive "Second 15" category.

His recent victory against Muslim Salikhov in February was a testament to his growth and technical skill, which was not only a career highlight but also a showcase of the emotional dedication Brown has invested in his UFC journey. The knockout—a stunning display involving a well-executed one-one-two combination that sent Salikhov to the canvas—was noted for its beauty and technical precision, making it a contender for one of the best finishes of the year.

Looking ahead to UFC 302, Brown faces a critical bout against dos Santos, another seasoned fighter striving to make his mm. This match-up is pivotal for Brown; another win could solidify his argument for inclusion in the Top 15 rankings. A victory in the main card opener this weekend could very well shift the narrative around his career, prompting more fans and analysts alike to acknowledge his skill and consistency in the cage.

As Saturday approaches, Randy Brown is more than ready to prove that he is not just a workhorse but a genuine contender in the welterweight division. With his track record of facing and overcoming strong competition, Brown's upcoming fight is not just another bout—it's an opportunity to step into the spotlight and push for the recognition he deserves in the upper echelons of the UFC.

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