A middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson served as the main event of UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne, Australia.
Round one begins and the fighters touch gloves. Whittaker presses forward. Brunson moves in then shoots in for a takedown. It is not there. Whittaker lands a crisp shot that appears to stun Derek. He shakes it off. Whittaker pressing forward. Brunson catches him with a right. He presses Robert against the fence. Brunson pushes off and fires off a combination. He stuns Whittaker. Robert circles out. Derek is chasing after him with wild punches here. He shoots in Robert stuffs the attempt. Again Brunson presses off and lands some big strikes. He is chasing after Robert here and landing some big shots. He shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Whittaker pops right back up and lands an uppercut followed by a right. Now Brunson is rocked. He continues to press forward however. He literally lunging in with his face. Robert lands another good right hand. He follows that up with a head kick and Brunson is rocked. Whittaker with punches now. Brunson finally goes down. More shots from the top by Robert and Herb Dean has seen enough.
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