Derek
Brunson
12-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 12-3-0
Summary: Speed, power

Fighter Info

From: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Fights Out Of: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
256
36% Successful
92
Types of Successful Strikes
0
92
75% Standing
20%
69
5
18
Striking Defense
48
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
30
37% Successful
11
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
14
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Ed Herman Dec 13, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Derek Brunson -- -- -- --
Win
Lorenz Larkin Aug 30, 2014
20 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Derek Brunson 12 4 1 7
Loss
Yoel Romero Jan 15, 2014
60 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Derek Brunson 38 3 0 2
Win
Derek Brunson Nov 6, 2013
1 0 1 1 R1 Submission
Brian Houston 0 0 0 0
Win
Chris Leben Dec 29, 2012
40 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Derek Brunson 41 4 1 4
Loss
Ronaldo Souza Aug 18, 2012
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Derek Brunson 0 0 0 0
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce Challengers 20
Nov 18, 2011
40 5 1 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nate James 20 0 0 0
Win
Lumumba Sayers
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul 30, 2011
-- -- -- -- R1 Submission
Derek Brunson -- -- -- --
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce Challengers 16
Jun 24, 2011
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeremy Hamilton -- -- -- --

Biography

TRAINING: Mon, Tues & Thur sparring - once with boxing gloves, twice with MMA gloves, along with kickboxing pad work in the evenings. Wed and Fri wrestling, grappling and conditioning. I’m training with several top guys in the world so I have to be on my A game.
 
Thoughts on opponent, Ed Herman? Herman is a very tough and game opponent. He's good in all areas of the game. I’d probably say Jiu-Jitsu is his best thing, but he's a complete mixed martial artist.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
Nov 2009. I love to compete, and losing isn't my thing.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Evolution MMA / PCSP, BJJ Blue belt

Do you have any heroes?
Friends and family

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Fighting in the UFC has been my goal since Day One.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Yes - BA in Criminal justice

What was your job before you started fighting?
In-home therapist / case worker

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Three-time D-2 wrestling All-American

Favorite grappling technique:
Slams

Favorite striking technique:
Knockouts
• Pro since 2010

• Five wins by KO, three by submission

• All submission wins via rear naked choke

• Eight first round finishes, five in 1:07 or less

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