Derek Brunson entered this fight with a professional record of 18-7-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 middleweight in the world but he lost four out of his last six bouts, twice in 2018, against Ronaldo Jacare Souza (Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2) and Israel Adesanya (Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya); before these fights he had beat Lyoto Machida in October 2017 (Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida).
His opponent, the Tuf Nations Mw tournament winner Elias Theodorou, has a mma record of 16-2-0 (44% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.18 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Brad Tavares in 2017 (Theodorou vs Tavares) but then he has won over Dan Kelly (Daniel Kelly vs Elias Theodorou), Trevor Smith and Eryk Anders. Brunson vs Theodorou is on the undercard of Al Iaquinta vs Donald Cerrone – UFC Fight Night 151 (UFC on ESPN+ 9). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 151: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 151 fight card (main fights):
Al Iaquinta vs Donald Cerrone
Derek Brunson vs Elias Theodorou
Cub Swanson vs Shane Burgos
Brad Katona vs Merab Dvalishvili
Brunson’s previous fight: Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya
Brunson’s next fight: Derek Brunson vs Ian Heinisch
Brunson vs Theodorou Fight Video:
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