Derek Brunson entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-3-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 middleweight in the world. He suffered his last loss in 2014, against Yoel Romero Palacio (=Romero vs Brunson), but then he has won three fights beating Sam Alvey in his last one (=Brunson vs Alvey).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Roan Carneiro, has a record of 20-9-0 (60% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. His last defeat occurred in 2011 when he faced Tommy Depret, since then ‘Jucao’ Carneiro has won six consecutive bouts winning over Mark Munoz in his last one. Brunson vs Carneiro is on the undercard of Donald Cerrone vs Alex Oliveira – UFC Fight Night 83. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs Cowboy
Where: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 83 fight card (main fights):
Donald Cerrone vs Alex Oliveira
Derek Brunson vs Roan Carneiro
Cody Garbrandt vs Augusto Mendes
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Dennis Bermudez
Brunson’s previous fight: Derek Brunson vs Sam Alvey
Brunson’s next fight: Uriah Hall vs Derek Brunson
(Alternative free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)