Found December 29, 2012 on
Cheerleader, Wrestler, UFC Fighter. Derek Brunson can now put all three on these things on his resume. Later tonight he'll been presented with the unique task of welcoming TUF Season 1 alum Chris Leben back inside of the Octagon. Brunson will be the first of many familiar Strikeforce faces to grace the cage in the coming months, he was called upon to replace an injured Karlos Vemola just weeks ago.
So why do fans love Chris Leben so much? Well for starters, his balls the wall brawler mentality companied with his stellar ground game and iron chin make him one of the most exciting fighters in the game. Expect him to test Brunson early tonight. The former undefeated 3-time Division II All-American has shown some weaknesses after dropping a hotly contested split decision to Kendall Grove for the ShoFight Middleweight title. A couple of months later he was knocked silly by "Jacare" Souza after spending just 41 seconds in the soon to be dead not so world famous "Hexago...
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The UFC was hoping to end their torrid year with a bang. Unfortunately for the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, the first fight in Saturday’s UFC 155 pay-per-view broadcast was an absolute bust.
Slugger Chris Leben (Pictured) is notorious for his vicious standup game, but it was nowhere to be found last night in Las Vegas. As for opponent Derek Brunson, he was...
Derek Brunson made the move over from Strikeforce to take a short notice fight against Chris Leben and made the best of it.
Many people thought Leben would walk through Brunson on the first fight of the UFC 155 PPV card. However, in the first round we saw Brunson control the top position for the almost the entire round. He moved from guard to half guard to mount and brutalized...
A middleweight tango between Derek Brunson (Pictured) and Chris Leben kicked off Saturday’s “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” pay-per-view broadcast.
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MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a heavyweight title tilt between reigning champion...
The UFC 155 main event was also solid as two of the best Heavyweights in the world collided in a much better effort than their first bout on UFC on FOX 1. Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from this card and take a look at what could be next for them.
Headlining the UFC 155 card is a rematch that everyone has been clamoring for since their first meeting as the headliner for the UFC’s first event on the Fox Network as UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos battles the man he defeated for the title Cain Velasquez.