T.J. Brown earned a Controversial win by split decision over Kai Kamaka in a preliminary showdown. Judges Michael Bell and Sal D’Amato each scored the contest for Brown, while Adalaide Byrd had it 30-27 in favour of Kamaka.
Kamaka countered effectively and landed solid low kicks in Round 1, while Brown bloodied his opponent’s nose with a stiff jab. The second round saw Brown wobble Kamaka (8-4, 1-2 UFC).
In the last round, Brown (15-8, 1-2 UFC) remained active with strikes from his back and once again threatened with a kimura