Derek Brunson Earns Black Belt, Says He Will Compete In Gi & No-Gi In The Future

UFC middleweight fighter Derek Brunson has earned his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Renzo Gracie and has stated that we’ll be seeing him compete in both gi and no-gi at some point in the future.

“My Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey started in 2009. Twelve years later, 2021 I have received my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Master @renzograciebjj . In the years to come, I will be competing Gi & No Gi . My competing focus now is mma. The journey continues. GRACIE JIU JITSU!!! @renzogracieacademy

Martial Arts 🥋
✅NCAA Wrestling All American
✅20 UFC Fights
✅Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
UFC Champion”

Brunson, who also earned his brown belt from Gracie in September 2019, began training BJJ in 2009. He also has an impressive wrestling background, being a three-time Division II All-American wrestler during his time at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

In the UFC, Brunson is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, which is capped off by his main-event victory against Kevin Holland last month.



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