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Derek Brunson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 23-8-0

Brunson was a competitive cheerleader and also wrestled at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, under coach Dan Willis. Brunson had scholarships for both cheerleading and wrestling, but chose to wrestle in college. Brunson was a 3-time NCAA Division II All-American wrestler for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. When he finished college, Brunson immediately turned his attention to mixed martial arts.

Last Fight: Jared Cannonier
Age: 38
Height 6'1"
Weight 186 lbs
Nick Name: N/A
Nationality: United States
Association: Sanford MMA
23 Wins
KO / TKO
12
52%
Submission
5
21%
Decisions
7
30%
8 Losses
KO / TKO
6
75%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
2
25%

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Reach 77 in (196 cm)
Style Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Southpaw
Team Port City Sports Performance (until 2019) Sanford MMA (2019–present)Renzo Gracie AcademyJackson's MMA (formerly)
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie
Wrestling NCAA Division II Wrestling
Years active 2010–present
University North Carolina at Pembroke

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Derek Brunson next fight?
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Derek Brunson last fight?
Derek Brunson lost his last fight against Jared Cannonier by KO (Elbows) on Feb. 12, 2022 at UFC 271 - Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2.
Is Derek Brunson retired?
Derek Brunson last fought Jared Cannonier 9 months and 26 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Derek Brunson?
Derek Brunson has a 74% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 54% of his fights.
Out of the 22 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -230 favorite, and out of 12 favored matches, he has won 83% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 10 matches, with a win rate of 50% and an odds average of +167.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 22 of Derek Brunson betting fights, you would have made $579.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $1034.
Where is Derek Brunson from?
Derek Brunson is from Wilmington, North Carolina, United States.
Did Derek Brunson go to college?
Derek Brunson attended North Carolina at Pembroke.
Has Derek Brunson ever been knocked out?
Derek Brunson has lost 6 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Elbows) from Jared Cannonier on Feb. 12, 2022 at UFC 271 - Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
How long has Derek Brunson been fighting?
Derek Brunson has been fighting for a period of 11 years 11 months and 20 days, his first fight was on Jan. 23, 2010 at CFP - Bash at the Beach. He has accumalated roughly 3 hours, 50 minutes and 28 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Jared Cannonier UFC 271 - Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
Feb/12/2022
KO (Elbows) Kerry Hatley 2 4:29
win Darren Till UFC Fight Night 191 - Brunson vs. Till
Sep/04/2021
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 3 2:13
win Kevin Holland UFC on ESPN 21 - Brunson vs. Holland
Mar/20/2021
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Edmen Shahbazyan UFC Fight Night 173 - Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
Aug/01/2020
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 3 0:26
win Ian Heinisch UFC 241 - Cormier vs. Miocic 2
Aug/17/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Mike Beltran 3 5:00
win Elias Theodorou UFC Fight Night 151 - Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
May/04/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
loss Israel Adesanya UFC 230 - Cormier vs. Lewis
Nov/03/2018
TKO (Knees and Punches) Herb Dean 1 4:51
loss Ronaldo Souza UFC on Fox 27 - Jacare vs. Brunson 2
Jan/27/2018
KO (Head Kick and Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:50
win Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night 119 - Brunson vs. Machida
Oct/28/2017
KO (Punches) Osiris Maia 1 2:30
win Daniel Kelly UFC Fight Night 110 - Hunt vs. Lewis
Jun/10/2017
KO (Punch) John Sharp 1 1:16
loss Anderson Silva UFC 208 - Holm vs. De Randamie
Feb/11/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Robert Whittaker UFC Fight Night 101 - Whittaker vs. Brunson
Nov/26/2016
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Herb Dean 1 4:07
win Uriah Hall UFC Fight Night 94 - Poirier vs. Johnson
Sep/17/2016
TKO (Punch) Herb Dean 1 1:41
win Roan Carneiro UFC Fight Night 83 - Cerrone vs. Oliveira
Feb/21/2016
KO (Punches) Keith Peterson 1 2:38
win Sam Alvey UFC Fight Night 73 - Teixeira vs. St. Preux
Aug/08/2015
TKO (Punches) Mario Yamasaki 1 2:19
win Ed Herman UFC 183 - Silva vs. Diaz
Jan/31/2015
TKO (Punches) Mark Smith 1 0:36
win Lorenz Larkin UFC 177 - Dillashaw vs. Soto
Aug/30/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Yoel Romero UFC Fight Night 35 - Rockhold vs. Philippou
Jan/15/2014
TKO (Punches and Elbows) Blake Grice 3 3:23
win Brian Houston UFC Fight Night 31 - Fight for the Troops 3
Nov/06/2013
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Gary Copeland 1 0:48
win Chris Leben UFC 155 - Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Dec/29/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Ronaldo Souza Strikeforce - Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug/18/2012
KO (Punches) Mike Beltran 1 0:41
loss Kendall Grove ShoFight 20 - ShoFight 20
Jun/16/2012
Decision (Split) Mike England 3 5:00
win Nate James Strikeforce - Challengers 20
Nov/18/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Kim Winslow 3 5:00
win Lumumba Sayers Strikeforce / M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul/30/2011
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) John McCarthy 1 4:33
win Jeremy Hamilton Strikeforce - Challengers 16
Jun/24/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Newport 3 5:00
win Danny Babcock WEF - World Extreme Fighting 45
Jan/22/2011
KO (Punch) John Hosegood 1 1:07
win Rhomez Brower Xtreme Fight Promotions - XFP: The Holiday Fight Fest
Dec/04/2010
TKO (Submission to Punches) Joseph Hawes 1 2:27
win Todd Chattelle ICE - Fright Night 2010
Oct/29/2010
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 0:14
win Edward Jackson CFP - Carolina's Summer Fight Series 3
Jul/31/2010
KO (Punches) Dale Frye 1 0:41
win Chris McNally CFP - Carolina's Summer Fight Series 2
Jun/26/2010
KO (Punches) Joseph Hawes 1 1:42
win John Bryant CFP - Carolina's Summer Fight Series 1
May/22/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:52
win Shawn Tavares
Amateur Fight
CFP - War on the Shore
Feb/27/2010
TKO (Punches) Dale Frye 1 2:15
win Steve Bontatibus
Amateur Fight
CFP - Bash at the Beach
Jan/23/2010
TKO (Punches) 1 0:49