A welterweight bout is the newest addition to UFC 284 – and it has some home country flavor to it.
A person with knowledge of the booking confirmed the matchup Monday to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Brown first announced the bout on Twitch.
Brown (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) rides a four-fight winning streak into the matchup including victories over Alex Oliveira, Jared Gooden, Khaos Williams, and most recently Francisco Trinaldo. Since the start of 2019, Brown is 6-1 with his only loss against Vicente Luque.
Della Maddalena (13-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) broke through big in his inaugural UFC calendar year. In 2022, Della Maddalena went 3-0 with three first-round finishes over Pete Rodriguez, Ramazan Emeev, and Danny Roberts.
With the addition, the UFC 284 lineup includes:
Champion Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – for featherweight title
Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – for interim featherweight title
Tyson Pedro vs. Mingyang Zhang
Kai Kara-France vs. Alex Perez
Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis
Parker Porter vs. Justin Tafa
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Joshua Culibao
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Shannon Ross
Jamie Mullarkey vs. TBA
Joel Alvarez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed
Blake Bilder vs. Shane Young
Randy Brown vs. Jack Della Maddalena