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TJ Brown

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17-10-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

TJ Brown

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Learn more about TJ Brown's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Pine Bluff, Estados Unidos
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 27, 2019
Leg reach
  • Has won seven of his last 11 and three of his last five
  • Pro since 2013
  • Four wins by KO, 10 by submission (7 arm triangle, 3 RNC)
  • Nine first round finishes
  • Four wins in :40 or less
  • Lost 2016 split decision to UFC vet Bobby Moffett
  • Origin of nickname: “Boxer Kim Hamburg called me that one day and it stuck.”

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Brown was submitted by Bill Algeo via rear naked choke at 1:40 of the second round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Brown submitted Erik Silva via arm triangle choke at 3:41 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Brown lost a three round unanimous decision to Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Brown won a three round unanimous decision over Charles Rosa

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Brown won a three round split decision over Kai Kamaka

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Brown lost a three round unanimous decision to Danny Chavez

UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Brown was submitted by Jordan Griffin via guillotine choke at 3:38 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode 10 (8/27/19) Brown submitted Dylan Lockard via arm triangle choke at 2:59 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? About eight years ago. I made some mistakes at the start of college football and wasn’t headed in a good direction. I found out I had a son on the way and had to make something happen. I found West Side MMA, started training and in a couple months took my first fight and won by knockout in 10 seconds. I was hooked.

What ranks and titles have you held? V3 featherweight champ, XFN kickboxing champ, brown belt in BJJ 

Do you have any heroes? Jose Aldo, GSP

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The world. I’ve been at this for a long time, and through a lot of struggles I stayed the course. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Sold cars, maintenance 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? USA boxing vet, undefeated in MMA, V3 champ 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? LFA head kick KO that made Sportscenter’s Top 10 (#4)

Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle 

Favorite striking technique: Head kick