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Derek Brunson released by UFC after 11 years

The UFC has decided to part ways with middleweight fighter Derek Brunson after his 11-year tenure with the promotion. Brunson (23-9) had a record of 14 wins and 7 losses during his time in the UFC, earning him a No.

10 ranking in the middleweight division.

Unfortunately, he faced defeat in his two previous fights, losing via decision to Jack Hermansson in July and suffering a first round TKO at the hands of Jared Cannonier back in February.

Making his debut in the UFC back in 2012, Brunson started off strong by winning his five fights within the organization.

In 2016, he even earned himself a title shot against then champion Robert Whittaker. Ended up losing by a head kick in round 1.

Since then, Brunson has maintained a record of 7 wins and 5 losses within the UFC, securing victories against opponents such as Lyoto Machida, Kevin Holland, and Elias Theodorou.

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  • Brunson has now added his name to the growing list of well-known fighters that the UFC recently released. Among them are former champions Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, and Junior dos Santos.

    Brunson’s release comes as the UFC continues to trim its roster. The promotion has released a number of fighters in recent months, including former champions Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, and Junior dos Santos.

    Brunson’s departure is a sign that the UFC is looking to make changes to its middleweight division. Currently, the middleweight division has been run by Israel Adesanya for the past five years.

    Brunson is a talented fighter, but he has struggled to find consistency in the UFC and has lost his last two fights. and he has struggled to defeat a top-five opponent.

    It is unclear what the future holds for Brunson. He is still a relatively young fighter, and he could still find success in another promotion. However, it is also possible that his mixed martial arts career is over.

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