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UFC: BRUNSON CHALLENGES MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION ISRAEL ADESANYA TO A TITLE FIGHT

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Farouq Oduola A.

After defeating Darren Till via submission (rear-naked choke) in 2 minutes, 13 seconds of the third round in the main event of UFC Battle Night in Las Vegas on Saturday, Brunson – who is ranked No. 7 in the UFC middleweight division – has challenged reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to a title fight.

Brunson scored takedowns in every round, delivered significant ground and pound early on, and won with a choke on the mat when Till wobbled him in the third.

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Derek Brunson has fought just about everyone in the UFC’s middleweight division. On Saturday, he finally got the one thing he’d been looking for: a landmark victory that vaulted him into contention for the championship.

Brunson who suffered a first-round knockout loss to Adesanya in 2018 stated that he wants to “rewrite that fight” in a rematch.

Brunson said he’d be willing to wait for the winner of Adesanya vs. Whittaker before fighting again as he prepares “for this really last, long title push I’m trying to make,” as Champion Israel Adesanya is expected to defend against former champ Robert Whittaker next.

Brunson remarked in the UFC post-fight conference, “I can wait until next March or so.” “I’m not the youngest member of this division, and I’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time.”

Brunson (23-7) is on the verge of having his finest season. According to ESPN Stats & Information analysis, he has won five straight games as a betting underdog.

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