Nov 24 2023
Friday

The Anthem, Washington, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-8-0
UD 3
UD 3
23-9-0

The tape

31
Age
40
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
6' 1" / 186 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Tape record

KOUDKOUDUD
Form
KOKOSUBUDKO
25
Wins
23
16
By KO
12
64
KO%
52
7
By SUB
4
28
SUB%
17
8
Loses
9
2
Stopped
7
4
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
34
Bouts
32
52
Rounds
60
2 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 57 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Ray Cooper vs Derek Brunson report

Who won Cooper III vs Brunson?

Derek Brunson beat Ray Cooper by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 10, on Friday 24th November 2023 at The Anthem in Washington.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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).

Cooper III vs Brunson stats

Ray Cooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Derek Brunson made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Ray Cooper's PFL record stood at 12-5-1, while Derek Brunson's came in at 1-0-0.

The stats suggested Cooper had an advantage in power over Brunson, with a 64% knock out percentage over Brunson's 52%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cooper had an advantage over Brunson, with a 28% submission rate over Brunson's 17%.

Ray Cooper was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.

Brunson had a height advantage of 6 inches over Cooper. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Cooper was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 1 month later than Brunson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 57 to Brunson's 63.

Activity check

Cooper's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Cooper III vs Brunson?

Ray Cooper was a 20/21 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Derek Brunson made his way into the ring at 5/6 (-120) with oddsmakers.

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