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Bellator 117: Martin Brown Vs. Jared Downing

bellator 117

Martin Brown vs. Jared Downing

New father of twins, Jared Downing (9-4), will face off with Martin Trey Brown (4-2) in a lightweight contest.

Round 1: Downing comes right out after Brown, wasting no time. Nice inside leg kick from Downing. Good exchange by the two, as Downing lands a kick and Brown a right. Downing shoots for a takedown, but gets denied. Up against the fence and Downing eventually is able to work Brown to the canvas. He’s in the top position, but is unable to pass and advance.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Browning

Round 2: Brown with a huge right hand and Downing immediately shoots for a takedown. He was hurt by that shot and eats another right trying to get the takedown. He scores but they end up in a wild scramble and Brown has a leg. Downing reverses and gets to his feet. Brown sprawls and fends off a takedown, but eventually succumbs to the canvas. Brown powers off his butt and slams Downing to the canvas.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round 3: Downing again the aggressor to start, as Brown controls the action with his reach. After all the action the crowd has seen so far, they are getting a bit restless as these two are still feeling each other out. Downing lands and Brown nods his head in approval, as if to say “Let’s do this.” Brown ties him against the fence and lands knees to the body and thigh region, along with a nice left uppercut. Downing drops for a takedown and gets denied as we head under two minutes. He’s able to bring Brown to the canvas but can’t keep him there. Good flurry, but a quick one.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Martin Brown def. Jared Downing via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)