Derek Brunson entered this fight with a pro record of 18-6-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Robert Whittaker) but he lost three out of his last fights, the last one with Ronaldo Jacare Souza (Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2); before this bout he had beat Lyoto Machida in October 2017 (Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida) and Dan Kelly in June (Derek Brunson vs Daniel Kelly).
His opponent, the undefeated former Glory kickboxing fighter Israel Adesanya, has a perfect record of 14-0-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. He has already fought three times in 2018 winning over Rob Wilkinson, Martin Vettori (Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori) and Brad Tavares (Brad Tavares vs Israel Adesanya). Brunson vs Adesanya is on the undercard of Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis – UFC 230. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 230: Cormier vs Lewis
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Brunson’s previous fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2
Adesanya’s previous fight: Brad Tavares vs Israel Adesanya
Adesanya’s next fight: Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva
Brunson’s next fight: Derek Brunson vs Elias Theodorou
Brunson vs Adesanya Fight Video:
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