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UFC 189 results: Matt Brown wins throwdown over Tim Means

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It was up to Matt Brown to save the day after a lackluster UFC 189 preliminary card.

And that's exactly what the Ohioan did.

In a vintage Brown performance, he won in the blink of an eye near the end of a wild, back-and-forth round against Tim Means. Brown won the welterweight battle at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena via first-round submission and in doing so, set the UFC record for most welterweight finishes at 12.

"I"m really happy," said Brown (20-13). "I had a really good camp, a really strong camp."

Means, who came into the bout on a four-fight win streak, took the action to Brown from the outset and scored in the standup. Following a break due to an accidental Brown eye poke, the whirlwind activity continued.

Means (24-7-1) drilled Brown with a standing elbow, which opened a cut under Brown's left eye. Brown responded with two elbows of his own, then secured a guillotine choke as Means shot for a takedown. Means tapped at the 4:44 mark.

"I'm the best elbow in the UFC," Brown said. "He thought he had the best in the UFC, I knew I was going to have to battle him in elbows."

Brown also shook off a pair of decision losses to the last two UFC welterweight champs, Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks.

"I ain't giving up," Brown said. "I ain't going anywhere yet."