Brunson grinds decision win in UFC debut

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let’s just say that those expecting a slugfest were grossly underwhelmed.

Brunson, a former collegiate wrestler, timed “The Crippler’s” first significant strike attempt and took him down with a double leg takedown, keeping him on his back for the majority of the first round.

The Strikeforce veteran would continue his wrestling assault throughout the fight, although both men’s pace slowed down drastically in both rounds two and three.

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Derek Brunson Vs. Chris “The Crippler” Leben
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Derek Brunson Derek Brunson
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 9-2-0


Name Chris Leben Chris Leben
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 22-9-0
Team Team Quest
Derek Brunson defeated Chris Leban by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28,29-28)