Derek Brunson from the United States will face Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in the main event which is slated for a 11:55pm fight time on October 28th from Ginásio Do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Listed as the UFC betting odds favorite, Brunson is currently ranked #7 Middleweight with a 17-5-0 record. He possesses a 28% successful takedown percentage in grappling and has avoided 100% of takedown defensively. Brunson is 44% successful on strikes and has avoided 50% of strikes by opponents. Brunson has 10 wins by knockout and 3 by submission, 13 first round finishes and has won eight of his last eleven fights. The UFC odds makers’ favorite is Derek Brunson with an opening line of -170 and Lyoto Machida at +140.
Brunson has a 77 inches reach and a 43 inch leg reach versus Machida’s 73 inch reach with a 42 inch leg reach. Brunson lands 3.18 significant strikes per minute with a 46.49% accuracy while Machida lands 2.63 significant strikes per minute with a 53.3% accuracy. On the grappling side of the fight, Brunson has a 3.09 takedown average with a 32.14% accuracy and Machida has a 1.33 takedown average with a 65.22% accuracy.
Lyoto Machida is 39 years old and from Brazil with a 22-7-0 record. Machida has a 64% successful takedown percentage in grappling and has avoided 76% of takedowns defensively. On the striking side, Machida is 52% successful on strikes and has avoided 62% of strikes by opponents. He has 9 wins by knockout and 2 by submission with a forearm choke and an arm triangle. Machida has a 3-3 record as a middleweight and has lost three of his last four fights and two straight.