A lightweight bout between Alan Patrick (13-1 MMA) and Damien Brown (15-9 MMA) kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 85 event in Brisbane, Australia.
Round one begins and Patrick immediately shoots in and score a takedown. He moves to half-guard and starts raining down punches from the top. Brown scrambles to his feet but Patrick locks in a guillotine choke which forces Damien back to the down to the canvas. Patrick moves back to half-guard and begins firing off some big elbows. Brown again scrambles to his feet and after a failed guillotine choke from Alan, he winds up in top position. A couple of good shots from Damien and Patrick is back up. Brown takes him down again but Patrick is able to scramble and get back to his feet quickly. Good left hand from Brown but Patrick score a trip and gets him back down. Kimura attempt from Brown but Patrick escapes. Good shots from the top by Patrick. The bell sounds to end round one.
Round two begins and Patrick is once again able to score the early takedown. Alan moves to half-guard and begins scoring with good left hands. Brown scrambles but is unable to get back to his feet. Big hammer fists land for Patrick. Both men are now landing shots from the position. Brown from the bottom and Patrick from the top. Brown finds a kimura but Alan is able to avoid the submission. Round two comes to an end.
Round three begins and the fighters touch gloves. Brown opens up with a leg kick. He follows that up with a head kick attempt but Patrick ducks under and gets the takedown. Alan moves to take the back of Brown but settles with half-guard. Brown scrambles but gives up his back. Patrick rolls and earns side control. Good short elbows from Alan. Brown scrambles but Patrick once again takes his back. Good shots from Alan. Brown gets up briefly but is dragged back down by Patrick. Damien is able to get back to his feet and lands a good hook. Nice left hand from Patrick. Brown with a good right high kick. He follows that up with an uppercut that misses and Patrick scores another takedown. He moves to half-guard. The horn sounds to end the fight.
Alan Patrick defeats Damien Brown via decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)