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Derek Brunson


Win Rate
74 %
Finish Rate
70 %
Decision Win %
78 %

Derek Brunson

6' 1 (185 cm)
77 in. (6' 5/196 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Renzo Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Brunson was a competitive cheerleader and also wrestled at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, under coach Dan Willis. Brunson had scholarships for both cheerleading and wrestling, but chose to wrestle in college. He was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American wrestler for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. When he finished college, he immediately turned his attention to mixed martial arts.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times)vs. Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Lyoto Machida
  • UFC: Second most wins in UFC middleweight history (14) (Tied with Anderson Silva and Brad Tavares)
  • Sherdog: 2017 Robbery of the Year vs. Anderson Silva
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2017 Robbery of the Year vs. Anderson Silva
  • MMADNA.nl: 2017 Robbery of the Year vs. Anderson Silva
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division II All-American out of University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2003, 2005)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke: 2002 UCA Small Co-ed National Champs - Cheerleading

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