Derek Brunson Second UFC 208 Fighter To Appeal New York Loss

Many felt Derek Brunson beat Anderson Silva in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC 208. The New York judges didn’t agree and gave Silva the nod by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Brunson’s been venting his frustration on social media. Now, he’s going to try what he feels is a wrong and is going to appeal the loss with the New York State Athletic Commission.

The Greg Jackson-Mike WIinkeljohn fighter is going to appeal on the basis that he outstruck the former middleweight champion 54-43 in significant strikes and 118-54 in total strikes according to Fight Metric.

He joins teammate Holly Holm, who also on Wednesday stated she will be appealing her loss to Germaine de Randamie in the main event of the show due to the two illegal strikes after the bell sounded from de Randamie in rounds two and three and felt referee Todd Anderson didn’t punish her for the strikes.