It didn’t take Derek Brunson long to put his power to use last night (Sat., June 10, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 110 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, when he took on tricky middleweight veteran Daniel Kelly. Unlike most of his prior appearances inside of the Octagon, Brunson was extremely cautious and patient in the early going. He allowed Kelly to get off a few shots before evening throwing his first punch. As soon as Brunson found his range he landed a crippling straight left that stiffened the Australian and sent him to the canvas. Brunson scored some huge follow-up shots before the referee stepped in for the first-round knockout stoppage.
The sensational finish can be seen below courtesy of UFC.
KO!— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 11, 2017
One and done for @derekbrunson with the straight left on @dankellyjudo! POW! #UFCAuckland https://t.co/UsQR7LMxRN
With this win, Brunson moves back into the win column after suffering a controversial unanimous decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 208. Brunson has always had one-punch knockout power, but it’s key that he remains smart and selective in the way he uses it. The 33-year-old is still young enough to turnaround his recent Octagon misfortunes and make another rapid push towards title contention.
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