Derek Brunson - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Derek
Brunson
18-5-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #8 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 18-5-0
Summary: Speed, power

Fighter Info

From: Wilmington, North Carolina United States
Fights Out Of: Wilmington, North Carolina United States
Age: 33
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 43"
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
561
44% Successful
248
Types of Successful Strikes
0
248
54% Standing
23%
23%
134
56
58
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
47
28% Successful
13
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: Jacare vs. Brunson
Jan 27, 2018
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Win
Derek Brunson
Oct 28, 2017
10
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Derek Brunson
Jun 10, 2017
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Derek Brunson
Feb 11, 2017
43
54
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Derek Brunson
Nov 26, 2016
33
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
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

Thoughts on opponent, Lyoto Machida? Experienced, karate-based fighter. Machida is a patient fighter who waits for his moments in fights. 

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

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

• Thirteen first round finishes, seven in 1:16 or less

• Has won eight of his last 11

Career

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