It’s been confirmed by UFC President Dana White via twitter that Anderson Silva will take on Derek Brunson in a middleweight clash at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Centre February 11th. This card will be headlined by Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie for the Vacant women’s Featherweight Championship
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2017
Derek Brunson reacted to the news via twitter stating: “The greatest fighter of all time and I will share the octagon. Feb 11, UFC 208 in Brooklyn. This will be my best fight!”
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 13, 2017
The former Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has a MMA record of (33–8-1) and a UFC record of (16-4-1). Sliva holds notable wins over Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia just to name a few. His latest fight was a unanimous decision loss to the current UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in July of 2016.
Derek Brunson has a MMA record of (16-4) and a UFC record of (7-2). Brunson has won 3 out of his last four fights. He holds notable wins over Uriah Hall, Lorenz Larkin, Sam Alvey and Chris Leben. His latest fight was a TKO loss in round 1 to Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia this past November of 2016.