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Wilmington, NC
United States

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
113574
Old ID
242037
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Derek-Brunson

Wilmington, NC
United States

Athlete Ranking
1806
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100.00
26.98
2.60
0.46
44.81
0.77
3.21
3.24
0.54
53.38
Strengths
Speed, power
Date of Birth
1984-01-04
Bio Facts
  • Pro since 2010

 

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

 

  • Fourteen first round finishes, seven in 1:16 or less

 

  • Has won 10 of his last 15

3 first round knockouts in UFC

3x NCAA Division II All-American wrestler

Fightmetric ID
1806
Derek Brunson
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43.00

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 purple 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

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