At UFC Vegas 36, Derek Brunson claimed a magnificent third-round submission (rear-naked choke) victory over Darren Till. After this dominating victory, here, we take a look at 5 potential opponents for Derek Brunson.
In his octagon interview at UFC Vegas 36, Brunson called out the current UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, for a rematch. Brunson suffered a first-round TKO loss in their first bout at UFC 230.
Robert Whittaker is ranked #1 and currently is UFC fans' first pick as the next UFC middleweight title challenger. Thus, Brunson might have to go through Whittaker first to get himself a rematch against Adesanya.
Currently ranked #3, Jared Cannonier won't be a walk in the park for Brunson if this fight ever comes to fruition.
Jack Hermansson currently holds the sixth position in the UFC middleweight rankings. Brunson vs. Hermansson will sure be a highly entertaining fight for the UFC fans if it ever comes to fruition.
Sean Strickland is the no. 8 UFC middleweight contender. Brunson vs. Strickland might exactly be what UFC fans want next.