Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Derek Brunson is one of the known names in the UFC's middleweight division. The American mixed martial artist became a professional fighter in the year 2010. He also has had the experience of fighting in a variety of competitions. As of 2021, he sits at #5 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Derek Brunson: UFC Career

Brunson made his UFC debut in 2012 against Chris Leben at UFC 155. He won the bout via unanimous decision. Subsequently, he shared the octagon with fighters like Ed Herman, Sam Alvey, Lyoto Machida, Uriah Hall, Edmen Shahbazyan, and more.


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In his fight against Lyoto Machida back in 2017, Brunson claimed a magnificent first-round T/KO victory. This spectacular victory earned him the 'Performance of the Night' bonus.

HIDALGO, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Uriah Hall of Jamaica and Derek Brunson of the United States face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the State Farm Arena on September 16, 2016 in Hidalgo, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

His last fight was against Kevin Holland, where he emerged victorious via unanimous decision and extended his win streak to four. Now, Brunson will return on September 4, 2021, to fight against 'The Gorilla' Darren Till.

He holds a record of 13-5 in his UFC career.

Derek Brunson: Fighting Style

Brunson holds a unique style of fighting and is just unstoppable inside the octagon. He is a knockout specialist and 12 of his 22 wins have come through knockouts. However, he is efficient on the ground as well and can smother his opponent's will to fight with ease.

Derek Brunson: Achievements

The American fighter holds a stellar record of 22-7-0 in his MMA career. His list of accomplishments and honors is equally stellar. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Apart from that, he has claimed one 'Fight of the Night' and two 'Performance of the Night' bonuses in the UFC. In his spectacular career, he also grabbed the Young Alumnus of the Year for 2014 by UNC Pembroke.

Derek Brunson: Net Worth and Salary 2021


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As of September 2021, Brunson has an estimated MMA career earnings of over $2,138,000, as per The Sports Daily. In his fight against Edmen Shahbazyan in 2020, he earned a whopping $265,000. His biggest paycheck ($280,000) came from his last fight against Kevin Holland in March 2021.

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 ResidenceWilmington, USA
Leg Reach43"
MMA Record22-7-0
Active Win Streak 4
Net Worth NA
 Weight/Division185 lbs / Middleweight
 Marital Status/Partner Name NA/NA