Anderson Silva will fight Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on February 11th in Brooklyn. Silva is ranked #7 at middleweight, Brunson #8.
Brunson was on a 5 fight win streak before being TKO’d by Robert Whitataker in November.
Anderson Silva won his first 16 UFC fights, a UFC record for consecutive wins, but doesn’t have a win in his last 5 fights.
The last time he won was at UFC 153 in October 2012 against Stephan Bonnar.
Derek Brunson says: The greatest fighter of all time and I will share the octagon. Feb 11, UFC 208 in Brooklyn. This will be my best fight!
Definitely for the interim belt. A lot of Brazilian people on my ig writing things. Good thing I don’t speak Portuguese
UFC 208 has Holly Holm vs Germain de Randamie, Jacare vs Tim Boetsch, Glover Teixeira vs Jared Cannonier, Derrick Lewis vs Travis Browne, and
Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller.
UFC 209 has Woodley vs Wonderboy, Khabib vs Ferguson, and Overeem vs Hunt.
Daniel Cormier should be ready to fight in April, and could potentially be on a UFC 210 card that month against Anthony Johnson.