Surging welterweight contenders will square off in May.

Randy Brown (14-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) meets Khaos Williams (13-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC 274, which takes place at Footprint Center in Phoenix on May 7, promotion officials announced during the UFC 272 broadcast this past Saturday.

Winner of four of his past five, Brown is coming off a first-round submission of Alex Oliveira at UFC 261 and, most recently, a unanimous decision over Jared Gooden at UFC Fight Night 194 this past October.

Williams has been on a roll since joining the UFC roster in February 2020. The 27-year-old Michigan native kicked off his octagon tenure with two straight Performance of the Night knockouts over Alex Morono and Abdul Razak Alhassan. A setback to Michel Pereira in December 2020 snapped his eight-fight winning streak, but Williams was able to rebound with wins over Matthew Semelsberger and another bonus-winning knockout of Miguel Baeza at UFC Fight Night 197.

With the addition, the UFC 274 lineup includes:

Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje – for lightweight title
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara
Danny Roberts vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell
Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick
Fernie Garcia vs. Journey Newson
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams


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