Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Brunson vs Heinisch?
Derek Brunson beat Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 241, on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derek Brunson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Brunson vs Heinisch stats
Derek Brunson stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Ian Heinisch made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Brunson had a large advantage in power over Heinisch, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Heinisch's 31%.
Derek Brunson was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
Brunson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Heinisch. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Brunson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Heinisch, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 56 to Heinisch's 41.
Brunson vs Heinisch form
Brunson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Elias Theodorou at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
Before that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Heinisch's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.