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: 2023 PFL World Championship, on Friday 24th November 2023 at The Anthem in Washington.

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).

Cooper III vs Brunson stats

Ray Cooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

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 year 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.

Cooper III vs Brunson form

Cooper had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Going into that contest, he had beat Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

He had beat Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Brunson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ray Cooper had been fighting more than Derek Brunson.

Going to this contest, Ray Cooper had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 25 days ago, while Derek Brunson's last outing had been 11 months and 22 days ago.

Cooper's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 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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