UFC Fight Night 101 - Whittaker vs. Brunson Picks & Predictions
Derek Brunson just got his fifth consecutive victory and yet It didn't take him very long to find his next opponent. Of course, after his four consecutive victory in only first round, who wouldn't want to challenge him to prove who is the stronger one. Seeing his record of 19 fights, he had 16 of them won with TKO by Punches. The power packed behind those muscular arms is sure best not to be taken lightly by any fighters. Form the side of power, Brunson has what it takes to take down opponents on his way.
After his 4th consecutive 1st round finish, this time, the mighty Brunson is scheduled to face Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne, Australia. UFC officials had announced the notification regarding the matchup since Wednesday night.
During his last match, Brunson (16-3) wrecked Uriah Hall with his left hook, and recorded more of his 1st round TKO in last week's UFC Hidalgo co-main event. The man who is also a former Strikeforce fighter has won five matches straight, and not even one of his last four fights has lasted even 3 minutes. The other considerable wins Brunson has recorded during his winning streak include Roan Carneiro, Sam Alvey, Ed Herman, and Lorenz Larkin.
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On the other hand, Whittaker (16-4) has also own five victories in a row, including a perfect 4-0 record at 185 lbs. The 25-year-old fighter also holds a win over Uriah Hall, albeit a unanimous decision. He also scored a decision victory against Rafael Natal at UFC 197. Whittaker's two finishes at 185 were knockouts against Clint Hester and Brad Tavares.
As we speak about the capabilities of the two, the Current UFC middleweight rankings itself have Whittaker at 7th position, while Brunson's recent win over his fight with Hall has taken him up to 8th. And this upcoming fight will somehow make their way to climb up the ranks ladder, and it is sure, both of them will use all their abilities to show that their skills worth their ranks.
This UFC Fight Night 101 is highlighted with a five-round clashes of middleweight between Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1 from the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, November 26th, although the time zone difference means the event is technically on Sunday, November 27th. We all hope that the fight will proceed as scheduled and we could place ours to the victor-wannabe.