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Brunson and Elias
Theodorou have been trading barbs on social media, and now it’s
time to throw down. Theodorou is coming off three straight
victories while Brunson is aiming to get back to the win column
following two consecutive losses. They will collide May 4 in
Ontario, Canada, for
UFC Fight Night 151.
Let these numbers guide you towards the potential outcome of this
Both Brunson and Theodorou are Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belts.
While Brunson is more known for his punching power, he has also
utilized his ground game quite well. This has led to three
submission victories over John Bryant,
Sayers and Brian
Houston all via rear-naked choke. Meanwhile, Theodorou has
tallied one submission win, a rear-naked choke finish of Steve
At UFC Fight Night 89, Theodorou outpointed Alvey in a dull bout
that afforded him the unanimous decision victory. Brunson met Alvey
at UFC Fight Night 73 and knocked him out in the very first round.
He relied on his dirty boxing to force the stoppage at 2:19.
Once again, Brunson displayed the power of his fists, clobbering
Kelly with a straight left that sent him to the ground. He followed
it up with a few hammer fists to register a stoppage at the 1:16
mark of the first round. In their UFC Fight Night 121 encounter,
Theodorou completely outclassed Kelly to the tune of 30-28, 30-27
With 14 first-round stoppages, Brunson clearly has a knack for
finishing fights early. Apart from Alvey and Kelly, he also scored
early Octagon finishes of Houston, Herman, Carneiro, Hall and
Machida. Theodorou, on the other hand, has two stoppages in the
first frame, but both were outside of the Ultimate Fighting