Chris Leben vs. Derek Brunson
Round 1: They touch gloves and the UFC 155 main card is underway. Brunson secures an early takedown. He works in Leben’s guard. Brunson moves to half guard. Leben works his way back to full guard. Leben kicks Brunson off but Brunson immediately gets back on top. Brunson advances to the mount. Leben gets back to half guard. Brunson lands a hard elbow. Brunson is controlling Leben on the ground. Leben gets back to full guard. Brunson lands punches from the top position. Leben gets back to his feet, eating a left hand in the process. Brunson presses him against the cage. They separate in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brunson.
Round 2: Leben presses forward. Brunson delivers an outside leg kick. He closes the distance and ties Leben up along the cage. Leben defends the takedown. Leben lands a left hand. Brunson drops down and secures a double leg takedown. Leben lands short punches from the bottom. Leben gets back to his feet. Leben lands an uppercut. Brunson has slowed. Brunson lands a left hand. Leben pressing forward and delivers an outside leg kick. Brunson lands a left hook. They exchange jabs. Brunson clinches. They work for position against the cage before separating. A minute remains in the round. Brunson ties Leben up. Leben circles out and they’re back at distance. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brunson.
Round 3: They exchange leg kicks. Brunson works for a takedown but Leben shakes it off. Brunson secures a takedown. Leben delivers short shots from the bottom. Leben stands and they separate, but not before Brunson landed a knee to the body. Brunson lands a left hand. Brunson looks for a takedown but Leben fends it off. Two minutes remain in the round. Brunson lands a left hand over the top. Leben presses forward. Both fighters look to be in slow motion. Leben stalking Brunson. Brunson looks up at the clock. Leben lands a left hand, and another. Brunson secures a takedown. Leben gets back to his feet. he starts winging punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brunson.
The judges score the fight for Brunson by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.