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Derek Brunson Takes on Ray Cooper III in PFL Debut: A Clash of Titans



The latest buzz in the MMA community is the upcoming showdown between two fierce fighters, Derek Brunson and Ray Cooper III, scheduled to take place at the PFL finale card on November 24 in Washington D.C. This matchup promises to be an electrifying clash of middleweight titans and is set to headline an action-packed night of fights.


Derek Brunson, a seasoned UFC veteran, recently found a new home in the PFL after an impressive 11-year run in the Octagon. He wasted no time securing a multi-fight deal with the PFL and is now gearing up for his debut in the promotion. While Brunson has previously competed at light heavyweight, he's returning to his roots at 185 pounds for this bout. With notable victories over the likes of Darren Till, Kevin Holland, and Edmen Shahbazyan, Brunson is no stranger to high-stakes competition. His arrival in the PFL is sure to add another layer of excitement to the middleweight division.


Standing across from Brunson in the cage will be none other than Ray Cooper III, a two-time PFL champion with a reputation for explosive performances. Cooper has been a dominant force in the PFL for the past five years, capturing championship gold twice in the welterweight division.


However, the struggle to make the welterweight limit led him to move up to middleweight, where he's poised to make a significant impact. Cooper's recent victories include impressive wins over notable fighters like Rory MacDonald and stunning knockouts of Jake Shields and UFC middleweight contender Chris Curtis.


But that's not all that the PFL finale card has to offer. The event will showcase championship bouts across six different weight divisions, making it a night of high-stakes competition. Additionally, fans can look forward to the return of the unstoppable Kayla Harrison as she takes on former Bellator champion Julia Budd.


Mark your calendars for November 24, because you won't want to miss this epic showdown.

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