Derek
Brunson
16-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 16-4-0
Summary: Speed, power

Fighter Info

From: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Fights Out Of: Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 43"
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
419
42% Successful
176
Types of Successful Strikes
0
176
52% Standing
21%
27%
92
37
47
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
37
30% 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 Awards
Loss
Derek Brunson
Nov 26, 2016
33
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Derek Brunson
Sep 17, 2016
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Feb 21, 2016
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Aug 8, 2015
27
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Jan 31, 2015
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Aug 30, 2014
20
12
0
4
0
1
0
7
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Derek Brunson
Jan 15, 2014
60
38
0
3
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Derek Brunson
Nov 6, 2013
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Derek Brunson
Dec 29, 2012
40
41
0
4
0
1
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Derek Brunson
STRIKEFORCE on Showtime 3:Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug 18, 2012
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce Challengers 20
Nov 18, 2011
40
20
5
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Derek Brunson
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul 30, 2011
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--
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R1 Submission
Win
Derek Brunson
Jeremy Hamilton
Strikeforce Challengers 16
Jun 24, 2011
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Mental toughness, fight prep, sparring, conditioning and privates with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn

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

Do you have any heroes? Friends and family

What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? A great opportunity

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

What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? The next one
• Pro since 2010

• Nine wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)

• Twelve first round finishes, six in 1:07 or less

• Has won 7 of his last 9

Career

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