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UFC Fight Night 151 | Derek Brunson talks about changing tactics ahead of UFC Ottawa fight | Sportskeeda Exclusive

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125   //    02 May 2019, 13:30 IST

Derek Brunson is back in the mix of things.
Derek Brunson is back in the mix of things.

Derek Brunson is back in the mix, as he is set to fight in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC Ottawa.

He will be fighting Elias Theodorou in what is sure to be quite the fight.

Brunson is coming into the fight on the back of 2 losses against Israel Adesanya and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza, but he will be looking to turn his fortune around with a win against Theodorou.

I was able to catch up to Derek Brunson before his next UFC fight and pose a few questions before him.

Catch UFC Fight Night 151 in Ottawa live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD at 5:30 AM on the 5th of May.


Q. What’s your preparation like heading into this fight against Elias Theodorou?

DB: I switched it up from training at home to training at Hard Knocks 365 in Florida. It’s a lot of tough guys all trying to get to the next level. So it’s a push every single day.

Q. The Middleweight scene has seen a lot of upheavals recently. Do you feel like a fight against either Gastelum or Adesanya could happen for you again after this one?

DB: I’ve fought everybody. it’s just a matter of fighting whoever is in front of me. I just want to keep that momentum going.

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Q. With two losses on your record, how important is this fight for you?

DB: It’s very important to get the momentum back, make a statement and hold my position in the rankings.

Q. Who would be a dream opponent for you in the UFC?

DB: I’ve fought everybody in the rankings. My main focus is showing my skill set. I want to get back in that title hunt.


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