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Derek Brunson reacts after his submission victory over Darren Till of England in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
"The 1"

Derek Brunson

#5 Middleweight Division • 23-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 12
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Submission
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 48% 48%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
651
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1368
Grappling accuracy 33% 33%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
13
Takedowns Attempted
121
3.50
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.84
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.23
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.57
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
52
%
Sig. Str. Defense
89
%
Takedown Defense
0.57
Knockdown Ratio
08:33
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
399 (61%)
Clinch
100 (15%)
Ground
152 (23%)

Sig. Str. by target

69% 447 Head 15% 97 Body 16% 107 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
12 (52%)
DEC
7 (30%)
SUB
4 (17%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Brunson vs Till

    Round
    3
    Time
    2:13
    Method
    Submission
  • Win

    Brunson vs Holland

    Round
    5
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Wilmington, United States
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Age
38
Height
73.00
Weight
185.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 19, 2012
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
43.00
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