Derek Brunson to fight in UFC 227

Derek Brunson to fight in UFC 227
Derek Brunson to fight in UFC 227 (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington native Derek Brunson is ready to get back in the octagon.

The middleweight UFC fighter is scheduled to take on Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The matchup was announced Wednesday by the UFC.

"I am very excited to get back in the octagon" said Brunson. "I've had a lot of great wins, wins over UFC champions, contender and ranked guys. Being champion is still the goal."

Carlos Junior (10-2, 1 no contest) holds the second-longest winning streak in the middleweight division with wins in his last five outings.

Brunson (18-6) will look to rebound after a first-round knockout loss in January to Ronaldo Souza.

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