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Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson fight video
Predictions: This is a tough one to call. Anderson Silva hasn’t officially won a fight since 2012 and has clearly declined over the past few years. To his credit, his last two losses are to two current UFC champs, Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier, and he looked decent in both outings (DC dominated him, but considering he took the fight on only a couple day’s notice, Silva hung in there quite well). Brunson is a devastating middleweight with improving hands and great wrestling, but his biggest flaw is his striking defense. How much he stuck his chin out against Robert Whittaker last November was very, very worrisome. Stylistically, this is actually a great matchup for the GOAT. Silva is a counter striker and Brunson runs forward like a bull, sometimes carelessly. For that reason, I see Silva landing something clean sometime in the opening 10 minutes. Give me the former middleweight champion to get back into the winning column. Anderson Silva via TKO, Round 1.