The 41-year-old (8 years older than Brunson) black belt in Bjj, judo, tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Mw champion Anderson Silva entered this fight with a pro mma record of 33-8-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 middleweight in the world but his last ‘clean’ victory occurred in 2012 when he faced Stephan Bonnar (=Silva vs Bonnar). In fact ‘The Spider, after this bout, was defeated twice by Chris Weidman (=Silva vs Weidman I and Weidman vs Silva II) and he came back to win just in 2015 against Nick Diaz (=Silva vs Diaz) but the result was overturned in a no-contest after the Brazilian tested positive for drostanolone and androsterone. Then Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has fought twice in 2016 losing to current #1 Ufc Mw champion Michael Bisping (controversial decision, Silva vs Bisping) and with Daniel Cormier (=Cormier vs Silva).
His opponent, Derek Brunson, has a record of 16-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year beating Roan Carneiro (=Brunson vs Carneiro) and Uriah Hall (=Hall vs BrunsonWhittaker vs Brunson). Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson is on the undercard of Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie – UFC 208. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie
Where: Barclays Center, New York, United States
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 208 fight card (main fights):
Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie
Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson
Ronaldo Souza vs Tim Boetsch
Glover Teixeira vs Jared Cannonier
Jim Miller vs Dustin Poirier
Wilson Reis vs Yuta Sasaki
Silva’s previous fight: Daniel Cormier vs Anderson Silva
Brunson’s previous fight: Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson
Brunson’s next fight: Derek Brunson vs Daniel Kelly
Silva vs Brunson Fight Video:
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