Topic: Derek Brunson
Derek Brunson should get a title fight
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09.09.2021 | 5:27 PM ET
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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