Topic: Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson should get a title fight

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Michael315Scarn
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09.09.2021 | 5:27 PM ET

I don't think there is an argument against this. He has a winning streak against top contenders. He beat Holland, who went on to fight the next title challenger. If Till would have won, he most likely would have gotten a shot.

He has beef with Adesanya so there is a storyline. Plus everyone else either doesn't have the resume or has fought Adesanya more recently than Brunson. Lastly Brunson has shown during his winning streak that he is working on a style that would matchup greatly with the current champion. 

If his next fight isn't Adesanya, there are a number of fights that should help him get to title shot next. Cannonier is a tough ask for anyone and a win over him would surely guarantee a championship fight next.  If he fought the winner of Costa/Vettori, that would be #1 contender fight. Even fighting the winner of Strickland/Rockhold should get him a title shot.

If I were making the decisions, I would give him the winner of Whittaker/Adesanya. 

However if either Strickland or Rockhold have a very strong performance at MSG, I believe the UFC will leapfrog them to the front of the line.

I also see the possibility of an interim belt since the fight between Adesanya and Whittaker is being delayed.

Very interesting match ups in the future of the UFC middleweight division.

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Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Derek T. Brunson
  • Pro MMA Record: 23-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 1984-01-04 | Date of Birth: 1984.01.04
  • Last Fight: September 04, 2021 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Brunsons MMA and Fitness
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $510,000 USD
  • Born: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
  • Fighting out of: Wilmington, NC
  • College: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
  • Head Coach: Henry Hooft
  • Other Coaches: Greg Jackson
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