Derek
Brunson
16-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #8 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 16-3-0
Summary: Speed, power

Fighter Info

From: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Fights Out Of: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 43"
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
377
42% Successful
157
Types of Successful Strikes
0
157
53% Standing
17%
30%
83
27
47
Striking Defense
53
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
34
32% Successful
11
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
14
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Derek Brunson
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Souza
Nov 26, 2016
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Win
Derek Brunson
Sep 17, 2016
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Feb 21, 2016
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Aug 8, 2015
27
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Jan 31, 2015
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Aug 30, 2014
20
12
0
4
0
1
0
7
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Derek Brunson
Jan 15, 2014
60
38
0
3
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Derek Brunson
Nov 6, 2013
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Derek Brunson
Dec 29, 2012
40
41
0
4
0
1
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Derek Brunson
STRIKEFORCE on Showtime 3:Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug 18, 2012
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce Challengers 20
Nov 18, 2011
40
20
5
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul 30, 2011
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R1 Submission
Win
Derek Brunson
Jeremy Hamilton
Strikeforce Challengers 16
Jun 24, 2011
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R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Several intense sessions. Pushing the cardio while making sure the technical skills are intact. 

Thoughts on opponent, Uriah Hall? Tricky on his feet, great standup skills. Dangerous striker who isn't really dangerous anywhere else. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? Nov 2009. I love to compete, and losing isn't my thing.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Evolution MMA / PCSP, BJJ Blue belt

Do you have any heroes?
Friends and family

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Fighting in the UFC has been my goal since Day One.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Yes - BA in Criminal justice

What was your job before you started fighting?
In-home therapist / case worker

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Three-time D-2 wrestling All-American

Favorite grappling technique:
Slams

Favorite striking technique:
Knockouts
• Pro since 2010

• Nine wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)

• Twelve first round finishes, six in 1:07 or less

• Has won 7 of his last 8, and five in a row

Career

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