UFC Melbourne: Whittaker Stops Brunson in One Round

Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson produce a fast and furious action.

Whittaker vs Brunson headlined UFC Fight Night 101 on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria. New Zealand-born residing in Sydney Robert Whittaker holds the 7th position in the middleweight ranking. Derek Brunson of North Carolina, USA is No.8 in the division.

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Two top 10 middleweights went ahead from the first seconds of the opening round. Both aimed to evolve already owned five-fight winning streak.

As a result it was the power and exactitude of Whittaker that exceeded Brunson’s offensive rush. It was all over at 4:07.

Although the fight ended in the first round, there is a combined record of 108 strikes thrown. News.com.au reports that Whittaker ultimately out landed Brunson 33-19 in significant strikes with nearly 57-percent accuracy on the feet. In addition the bout reportedly declares to be the “one of the wildest opening rounds in UFC history”.

“I’m stoked to come out with the win, it was pretty important,” Whittaker said after the fight.

“I train hard, I have the best coaching staff in the world, win or lose, they are always going to be there. We always do the right things, I stick to the plan and we get things done.”

“I’ve been in the top 10 for a while now. I’ve tried to demonstrate my ability every time I step in here and make an example.”

“I’m ready for those top five contenders. I’m ready for my shot,” he concludes.

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