Derek Brunson is one of the stars in the UFC middleweight division and here is his net worth and a lot more
|Net Worth (2021)||$1million|
|Last fight earnings||$215,000|
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1984|
He has been inactive as of lately, fighting just one time in the last year. But now, he is primed to spring back into action at UFC on ESPN 21.
The 37-year-old American aims to climb up the middleweight rankings with a few wins this year, and here is more about his net worth, payouts, family, next fight, and more.
Brunson has a net worth of approximately $1million which is almost totally down to his illustrious career in MMA.
He is said to have earned a total of $1.8million during his time inside the fighting cage, with this sum including his base salary, performance bonus, sponsorships, etc.
He earned an impressive $215,000 in his win against Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Fight Night 173. And to add to that, he took home $205,000 against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 in 2019.
Derek Brunson has a 22-7-0 professional MMA record and a 13-5-0 UFC record since he fought inside the UFC octagon for the first time against Chris Leben at UFC 155 in December 2012.
The veteran fighter is on a 3-fight winning streak and is making a late rise up the UFC middleweight rankings.
His last loss came in a high-profile UFC 230 bout against current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, in November 2018.
The two-time UFC Fight of the Night winner has been in and around the top 10 middleweight fighters on a consistent basis but is yet to be in a UFC title fight.
Brunson has a nickname of ‘The Human Blanket’ which comes as a result of his wrestling background. After college, he instantly took up BJJ and MMA training at Renzo Gracie’s academy.
He is married and has a beautiful family with 2 daughters and one son, Jayden. The daughters are pursuing success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The name of his wife is not known.
He has done a good job keeping his personal life away from social media. And given that he has chosen to do so, we must respect his wishes.
Brunson’s fight ended in a big round 3 win via TKO against Shahbazyan. And the big American bruiser took on Kevin Holland next.
Their fight took place on March 20th, 2021, at UFC Vegas 22. The 28-year-old Holland came on the back of a 5-match winning streak in the UFC, all of which came in 2020.
It was Brunson who got the win over the favourite Holland, and he dominated his rival with a lot of wrestling and clinches over the five rounds.
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