There are two featherweights doing battle, though one will be paying part of his purse to the other for missing weight as TJ Brown takes on Danny Chavez at UFC 252 this Saturday in Las Vegas.
At age 30 Brown is 14-7 in MMA, and after having won his way into the promotion via Dana White’s Contender Series last August, he dropped his first fight on the roster to Jordan Griffin in Februrary. Fighting out of Little Rock, Arkansas, he has 13 stoppages in his 17 wins, nine of them by submission. He had seven takedowns in his bout against Griffin in 13:38 of octagon time, but tapped via guillotine choke despite being ahead on points.
Brown also missed weight by just half a pound for this bout, and it will cost him 20% of his purse for the fight which will go to Chavez.
“The Colombian Warrior” Chavez makes his UFC debut with a 10-3 record, coming off three-straight first round TKO/KO victories in three different promotions. Fighting out of the MMA Masters gym in South Florida the 33-year-old won the Global Legion Fighting Championship just 28 days ago at The Warehouse at Magic City in Miami by knocking out Dylan Cala.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez at UFC 252 on August 15th:
Money line odds
TJ Brown: -155
Danny Chavez: +125
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