Derek Brunson News

Dec 8, 2017 11:40 am

Derek Brunson Gives Props to Georges St-Pierre for Vacating

There have been mixed reactions to the recent news of Georges St-Pierre leaving middleweight and vacating the title he just won a month ago. It was his battle with his stomach in the arduous rode to weight gain that resulted in ulcerative colitis, prompting St-Pierre to abandon the division. Ignoring the negativity, we’ll focus directly...

Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am

Derek Brunson signs bout agreement for UFC on Fox 27 main event

Fresh off a first-round drubbing of former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, Derek Brunson says his next fight has already been signed. Speaking to ESPN, Brunson revealed that he’s inked a contract for a bout with former Strikeforce middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and he believes Souza has signed a bout agreement too. The fight...

Nov 20, 2017 6:00 pm

‘Jacare’ Souza and Derek Brunson Agree to Fight, But on Different Cards

The middleweight division has become as perplexing as it is stacked. Now with former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre at the helm, and an interim champ working his way back to the cage, the rest of the division continues to sort it self out. Already illustrating this sentiment is champ Michael Bisping, who is making...

Nov 9, 2017 10:21 am

Paulo Costa Wants to Break Derek Brunson’s Face

Paulo Costa is a problem. Formerly ‘Borrachinha’, Costa now wants to be called ‘The Eraser’ and he’s earned it too. He’s undefeated and he’s finished all three of his UFC opponents. His latest victim was Johny Hendricks at UFC 214, who fell to strikes in the second round. Fans and media aren’t the only ones who...

Nov 2, 2017 6:00 am

Derek Brunson calls out Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, Weidman responds

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s action packed returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Derek Brunson shot up the middleweight rankings with a first-round drubbing of Lyoto Machida. Post-fight, when pressed by on-duty color commentator Daniel Cormier, Brunson issued a fun callout of former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. On Wednesday night, Brunson...

Oct 28, 2017 11:52 pm

VIDEO | Derek Brunson calls out a former champion following win over Lyoto Machida

UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson picked up a huge win in the headliner of last night’s UFC Fight Night 119 event in Sao Paulo, defeating Lyoto Machida via first-round knockout. Brunson was able to rock “The Dragon” with a nasty left hand before eventually putting him to sleep with some viscous ground and pound. Brunson’s...

Oct 28, 2017 10:13 pm

UFC Fighters react to Derek Brunson slaying “The Dragon” in Round 1

Derek Brunson silenced the crowd in Sao Paulo after slaying “The Dragon” Lyoto Machida in round one of their event headlining scrap. Machida looked sharp in the early moments of the fight but eventually Brunson was able to find a home for his devastating left hand which sent Lyoto crashing to the canvas. Brunson would...

Oct 28, 2017 9:55 pm

UFC Fight Night 119 Results: Derek Brunson KO’s Lyoto Machida (VIDEO)

A key middleweight tilt between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and perennial contender Derek Brunson served as the headlining bout of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 119 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Round one begins and Brunson attempts to take the center of the octagon. He fires off a low kick that misses. Machida circles...

Oct 27, 2017 12:23 pm

Derek Brunson Knows He Can Beat Robert Whittaker

Last year, Derek Brunson squared off with hard-hitting Aussie Robert Whittaker and it didn’t exactly go his way. He came out like a man possessed, desperately wanting to get his fifth knockout in a row and the title shot that would come with it. Instead, he got his lights turned off by Robert Whittaker and...

Oct 26, 2017 11:23 am

VIDEO | Lyoto Machida shocked some with a loud yell after staredown with Derek Brunson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is set to return to competition after over two years since last fighting in the Octagon. Machida is coming off an 18-month suspension after admitting the use of the banned substance 7-Keto-DHEA. Machida claimed that he did not know that the pills he bought over the counter contained...

Aug 17, 2017 6:42 am

Report: Lyoto Machida to get tough test in October comeback fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Jun 11, 2017 5:54 am

Pros react to Derek Brunson’s quick KO of Dan Kelly

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 110, American middleweight contender Derek Brunson collided with streaking Australian judo specialist Dan Kelly. Brunson made this challenge look easy. Moments into the first round, he floored his Australian foe with a crashing left hand. From there, Brunson chased his dazed opponent to the canvas,...

Jun 10, 2017 9:20 pm

UFC Auckland results: Derek Brunson mauls Dan Kelly in the first (highlights)

In the co-main event of the UFC’s Saturday-night UFC Auckland card, American Derek Brunson met Australia’s Dan Kelly in a clash of ranked middleweights. Though Kelly entered the fight with a good deal of momentum behind him, this one was all Brunson. Moments into the first round, the American put his foe down with a...

Feb 16, 2017 7:01 am

Derek Brunson now reportedly not appealing Anderson Silva loss

At UFC 208, Derek Brunson stepped into the Octagon with former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva for a highly anticipated scrap. After three rounds, Silva was awarded the unanimous decision win, however on paper, the stats saw Brunson winning the fight. After a period of frustration from Brunson, and an announcement that Holly Holm would...

Feb 14, 2017 8:27 am

Derek Brunson statement on Anderson Silva loss

This past weekend at UFC 208, MMA icon Anderson Silva snapped a 2-fight skid as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Derek Brunson in a highly anticipated scrap between two of the most exciting fighters in the middleweight division. Silva was awarded the unanimous decision win, however on paper, many believe Brunson won...

Feb 13, 2017 11:33 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva reflects on win over Derek Brunson

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva picked up his first official win since 2012 at UFC 208 over the weekend. However, Silva’s win did not come without controversy as many believed the judges unanimous decision could have gone in favor of his opponent Derek Brunson. Following the fight on Saturday night, Silva spoke with UFC’s...

Feb 12, 2017 2:35 pm

Derek Brunson believes he “outclassed” Anderson Silva at UFC 208

Perennial middleweight contender Derek Brunson took on former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the co-main event of UFC 208 last night in Brooklyn, New York. After three-rounds of action the Silva vs. Brunson fight went to the judges scorecards for a decision. To the surprise of many fans and analysts, Anderson Silva was awarded the...

Feb 12, 2017 8:29 am

Dana White explains how he scored controversial Silva vs. Brunson fight

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 208, former middleweight king and veritable MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempted to correct a four-year win drought against rising middleweight contender Derek Brunson. After three slow rounds of action, which saw Brunson hesitate to engage, and Silva wait for rare opportunities to counter, Silva succeeded on this...

Feb 12, 2017 6:37 am

Pros react to Anderson Silva’s decision win over Derek Brunson

Last night, the UFC touched down in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208, an admittedly slow, but undeniably historical night of mixed martial arts. In the main event of the evening, we saw Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine De Randamie become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion with a controversial decision defeat of former...

Feb 11, 2017 9:15 pm

UFC 208 Results: Anderson Silva defeats Derek Brunson (Highlights)

A key middleweight bout between former division title holder Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 208 pay-per-view card in Brooklyn, New York. Round one begins and Silva takes the center of the octagon. Brunson comes forward and lands a leg kick. He circles out and then lands another...

Feb 11, 2017 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson predicts Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently recovering from a recent knee surgery following his first successful title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson, he and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero have continued to trade barbs in interviews. Bisping has continued to call Romero a cheater for Romero’s controversial in-fight antics, which include...

Feb 8, 2017 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson weighs-in on potential Gegard Mousasi rebooking

Leading up to UFC 200, top ranked middleweight Derek Brunson was set to face off with Gegard Mousasi in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. Unfortunately, leading up to the fight, Brunson was forced to pull out of the fight with vision issues. Now, ahead of his scheduled UFC 208 scrap against Anderson Silva this weekend...

Feb 4, 2017 4:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson ready to “make waves”, return to title contention

At UFC 208, #8 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson will step into the Octagon with #7 ranked middleweight, former UFC middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva. The fight is one that has drawn the attention of MMA fans, who are eager to see Brunson and Silva step into the Octagon for a fight that has the stylistic makings...

Feb 4, 2017 9:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson breaks down Anderson Silva fight

At UFC 208 next weekend, middleweight contender Derek Brunson will step into the Octagon to fight former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva in a highly anticipated matchup that is guaranteed to produce fireworks. While fighting a legend like Silva may seem like a daunting task to some, Brunson is very aware of what his strengths...

Jan 21, 2017 12:16 am

Anderson Silva breaks down upcoming fight with Derek Brunson

On February 11th at UFC 208, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight prospect Derek Brunson. For Anderson Silva, he will be looking to return to the win column and secure his first win since his 2012 win over Stephan Bonnar. While Silva defeated...

Jan 17, 2017 9:52 am

Derek Brunson explains why Anderson Silva won’t play and showboat against him

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson will return to the Octagon at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York on February 11. Coming off a TKO loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in November of last year, Brunson will be looking to get back to his winning ways against one of the greatest mixed martial...

Nov 27, 2016 6:42 am

The MMA community reacts to Robert Whittaker’s wild win over Derek Brunson

Last night, the UFC returned to sunny Melbourne, Australia with UFC Fight Night 101. Though most of the fights on the 13-bout lineup were somewhat slow, the main event was an absolutely thriller. That main event pitted Australia’s own Robert Whittaker against Derek Brunson in a clash of rising middleweight contenders. This fight was given...