Derek Brunson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 17-5-0 (76% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Michael Bisping). He lost two consecutive bouts between 2016 and 2017, against Robert Whittaker (=Whittaker vs Brunson) and Anderson Silva (=Silva vs Brunson), but then he came back to win with Dan Kelly (=Brunson vs Kelly).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champion Lyoto Machida, has an official record of 22-7-0 (50% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since June 27, 2015 when he was defeated by Yoel Romero (=Machida vs Romero); before this bout he had also lost to Luke Rockhold (=Machida vs Rockhold). Brunson vs Machida is the main event of UFC Fight Night 119. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida
Where: Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 119 fight card (main fights):
Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida
Demian Maia vs Colby Covington
Pedro Munhoz vs Rob Font
Jim Miller vs Francisco Trinaldo
Thiago Santos vs Jack Hermansson
John Lineker vs Marlon Vera
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Jarred Brooks
Brunson’s previous fight: Derek Brunson vs Daniel Kelly
Machida’s previous fight: Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero Palacio
Brunson’s next fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2
Machida’s next fight: Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders
Brunson vs Machida Fight Video:
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