Brunson faces Machida in Brazil at UFC Fight Night

It is a battle of current vs. old at UFC Fight Night as #7 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson faces former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.  UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida, aka UFC Fight Night 119, takes place October 28th at the Ginasio de Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil with two fights webcast at UFC Fight Pass, four prelims broadcast on Fox Sports 2, and the six-fight main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

Derek Brunson was on a five-fight win streak from 2014-16 but then took back-to-back losses to interim champion Robert Whittaker and former champion Anderson Silva.  Brunson rebounded in June with a KO of Dan Kelly who is currently unranked leaving his record 17-5, in the UFC 8-3.  It was two weeks prior to Brunson’s pro MMA debut in May 2010 that Lyoto Machida lost the UFC light heavyweight title in his second defense of the belt.  In October 2013 Machida made his middleweight debut and has since gone 3-3 with victories over Mark Munoz, Gegard Mousasi, and C.B. Dollaway but losses to Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Yoel Romero.

The co-main event pits #3 ranked welterweight and ADCC 2077 77-87 kg champion Demian Maia against #7 ranked Colby Covington.  In MMA Maia is 25-7, 19-7 in the UFC.  Maia’s seven-fight, three-year win streak was broken in July when he lost his shot against champion Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision.  Covington is 12-1, 7-1 in the UFC.  After taking his only loss to date against Warlley Alves in December 2015 Covington licked up four wins in a row over Jonathan Meunier, Max Griffin, Bryan Barberena, and Dong Hyun Kim.

Prelims at UFC Fight Pass

  • HW: Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm
  • Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jarred Brooks

Prelims on Fox Sports 2

  • WW: Elizeu Zaleski Santos vs. Max Griffin
  • LW: Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon
  • MW: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman
  • WW: Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price

Main Card on Fox Sports 1

  • BW: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera
  • MW: Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson
  • LW: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jim Miller
  • BW: Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font
  • WW: Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington
  • MW: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida