Who will win the Elias Theodorou vs. Derek Brunson fight?
Frank Hyden, Columnist – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
I’ll go with Brunson by decision. I don’t think either guy will get finished and Brunson will do just a bit more and get the nod from the judges. They’re both tough and this is close, but I think Brunson’s power will give him the edge and he turns around his losing streak and halts Theodorou’s winning streak.
Aaron Weinbaum, Aaronsayswhat.com
Brunson if he fights smart.
Sean Covington, Columnist – Covington’s Corner
Derek Brunson needs to win and that’s why I think he will win. Elias Theodorou is on a roll and that could prove to be too much for Brunson but Brunson has the experience advantage. If Elias wins then I give him a chance to avenge his loss against, you guessed it, Thiago Santos. Santos put more than a few ‘L’s’ on records in his career and if he becomes champion after facing Jon Jones then he is going to most certainly add a few more.
Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Managing Editor
I like Elias Theodorou here. I still think he is the most underrated fighter in the middleweight division. He’s in a featured position here, so if he gets the win, he should be able to get a top ranked fighter next. Theodorou likes to play it safe and work the outside of the cage. Look for that to frustrate Derek Brunson. I don’t think Brunson will get knocked out, but the frustration will allow Theodorou to score and get the decision win.