Viral D.U.S.T. Star, Commander Dale Brown, Cornering MMA Star Joaquin Buckley At UFC Fight Night
MMA's Joaquin Buckley Viral D.U.S.T. Star Is My Cornerman ... For UFC Fight Night
2/17/2022 4:00 PM PT
Cancel Saturday's main event and give Joaquin Buckley the W ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned viral D.U.S.T. self-defense star, Commander Dale Brown is cornering the UFC star at Fight Night.
And, let's be honest ... he ain't losin' with Commander Brown by his side.
The soon-to-be 14-4 MMA fighter recently hit up Brown -- known for his awesome/viral self-defense videos -- and actually traveled to his Detroit Urban Surviving Training school last month to learn some moves.
FYI, Brown's popularity exploded after Odell Beckham Jr. paid tribute to him during the NFL season ... mimicking one of the commander's moves after scoring a touchdown.
Cleary, it went well ... and when Buckley had an open spot Octagon-side for his fight against Abdul Razak Alhassan, he asked Brown.
"He thought of me as soon as they needed another cornerman," Dale told us when we spoke to him on Thursday.
"Super excited and honored to be chosen by a respected talented pro-MMA fighter that was so impressed by my urban survival tactical training system after he tested it that he wanted me on his team as the first 'survival tactics cornerman.'"
Brown tells us he got his license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission last week ... and is anxious for Buckley to show off some exclusive D.U.S.T moves.
"There are going to be surprise tactics never seen before used in the MMA UFC Octagon," Brown says.
"This collaboration is going to be totally unexpected and these new Detroit survival tactics will be just as unexpected."
That's scary ... Buckley is already electrifying in the cage. In fact, he became an overnight sensation after he executed one of the best head kick KOs ever.
Watch Buckley fight Alhassan -- with Commander Brown looking on -- Saturday afternoon on UFC Fight Night.
Good luck, Abdul ... you'll need it.