Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Brunson vs Theodorou?
Derek Brunson beat Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 9, on Saturday 4th May 2019 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
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 Theodorou stats
Derek Brunson stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Elias Theodorou made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Brunson had a large advantage in power over Theodorou, boasting at 61% knock out percentage over Theodorou's 38%.
Derek Brunson was the older man by 4 years, at 38 years old.
Brunson had 1-inch reach advantage.
Brunson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year earlier than Theodorou, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 58 to Theodorou's 55.
Brunson vs Theodorou form
Derek Brunson had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 208 on 11th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Theodorou's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.