Derek Brunson Mma

Mar 07, 2021 The industry pioneer in UFC, Bellator and all things MMA (aka Ultimate Fighting). MMA news, interviews, pictures, videos and more since 1997. Aug 01, 2020 Cookie policy The UFC Vegas 5 main event was the setting where the MMA brand’s #8 ranked middleweight, Derek Brunson, put a hurting on the #9 ranked, Edmen Shahbazyan. It was neck and neck in the.

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  1. Derek Brunson is an American middleweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He fights out of Renzo Gracie's academy in New York and Jackson's MMA in New Mexico. He has fought for promotions such as Shofight and Strikeforce and holds notable wins over Lumumba Sayers and Chris Leben.
  2. Brunson rebounded from a pair of losses in 2018 with a three-fight winning streak, most recently beating Edmen Shahbazyan by TKO in August. Holland is riding an even more impressive streak, winning five fights in a row in 2020, finishing his opponent early in four of those, including three first-round victories.
  3. Brunson was a 3-time Division II All-American wrestler from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. When he finished college he immediately turned his attention to mixed martial arts. He trains at Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Jackson’s MMA along with Jon Jones. Mixed martial arts career.

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Derek Brunson is a professional mixed martial artist who currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, you will find Derek around the local shops in downtown and Wrightsville.
'I came into MMA and I had a strong core and a lot flexibility. I could put myself in a lot of different positions when it comes to scrambling.' - Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson's Martial Art Background

Brown belt under Renzo Gracie BJJ

5dimes customer service number. 3x D2 NCAA All American (2003, 2005, 2006)

2002 NC State Champion in Freestyle & Greco

Tied for the most 1st round finishes in UFC history

2nd most knockouts at the Middleweight Division in UFC history

Dre Herd

Striking Coach

Dre Herd - Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, you may know him from Survivor: Fuiji & striking coach for UFC fighter Derek Brunson! He teaches various classes from Striking, MMA, and Kickboxing & Muay Thai If you like a private session with Coach Dre Herd, please contact us.
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” - Bruce Lee

Dre Herd Martial Art Background

Golden Gloves Boxing

3x 1st place

1x 2nd place

Austin Trotman

Wrestling Coach

Austin Trotman - Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina Light heavyweight MMA fighter & 2 x NC State Champion, D1 Wrestling All American and USA team member He teaches Wrestling class every Wednesday! If you like a private session with Coach Austin, please contact us.
'I do not want to live a long life, but a full life' - Jim Elliot

James Brown

Kickboxing Coach

James Brown - Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina Professional fatherweight MMA fighter & professional kickboxer He recently signed a contract with Glory Kickboxing. Glory airs on the UFC Fight Pass & Fight Network He teaches Kickboxing & Muay Thai classes - If you like a private session with Coach James, please contact us.
“Just being able to make a living fighting and doing something I love and something that comes naturally to me.” - James Brown

James Brown's Martial Art Background

2nd Don Taekwondo Black Belt

2nd Don Hapkido Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Blue Belt

Undefeated MMA Amateur

Hundred plus Taekwondo/Karate Point Sparring Gold Metals

Vincent Morelli

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Vincent Morelli - Originally from Mount Holly, New Jersey
He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach at Brunson's MMA & Fitness. He teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Monday - Saturday If you like a private session with Coach Vinny, please contact us.
'Do everything you ask of those you command.'
General S. Patton

Vincent Moreli's Martial Art Background

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Purple Belt

10+ years Kickboxing

Carma Radford

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Cardio Kickboxing Coach

Carma Radford - Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina Strawweight MMA fighter & Cardio Kickboxing coach She teaches Cardio Kickboxing class Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If you like a private session with Coach Carma, please contact us.
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Derek Brunson will look to derail another hype train when he faces one of sport’s biggest rising stars.

Derek Brunson Vs Edmen Shahbazyan Mmashare

After bouncing Edmen Shahbazyan out of the ranks of the unbeaten in August, Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) will headline UFC Fight Night on March 20 when he takes on Kevin Holland.

Brunson has competed against a who’s who of the UFC’s middleweight class, but has found motivation in taking on the young guns of the division. Holland may have had an incredible 2020 – including a knockout over Ronaldo Souza – but Brunson expects to have the advantage over him on fight night.

“I see myself just putting it on Holland,” Brunson told Mike Swick on the “Real Quick” podcast. “I don’t really see any one place that he’s better than me. His cardio is not better than mine, his wrestling isn’t better than mine, his striking isn’t better than mine, his BJJ isn’t better than mine.”

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The pair share a prior history, as Brunson explains that he tried to recruit Holland (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) as a training partner when he was preparing to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 in November 2018. He claims that a young Holland went from showering him with praise to calling him out on numerous occasions just a couple of years later.

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“He’s been calling me out for the past three fights,” Brunson said. “And it’s funny, because I was gonna fly him in to train with me for Izzy and I think at this point I was like, ‘Man, you look good out there, good job.’ He was like, ‘Oh man, it’s just a blessing. It’s such an honor to have a UFC guy talking to me,’ and then he went from that to calling me out, so I’m all about it.”

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