Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Silva vs Brunson?
Anderson Silva beat Derek Brunson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 208, on Saturday 11th February 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anderson Silva.
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).
Silva vs Brunson stats
Anderson Silva stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Derek Brunson made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Silva had advantage in power over Brunson, with a 70% knock out percentage over Brunson's 56%.
Anderson Silva was the older man by 9 years, at 46 years old.
Silva had a height advantage of 1 inch over Brunson. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Silva was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 12 years and 10 months earlier than Brunson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 98 to Brunson's 56.
Silva's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Brunson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.