Antonio Braga Neto Out; Derek Brunson vs Brian Houston Booked for UFC Fight Night 31

Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson

  • 10-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Debut
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Chris Leben, Lumumba Sayers, Nate James

Brian Houston

Brian Houston

  • 4-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:


UFC Fight for the Troops 3

November 6th, 2013

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Fort Campbell


Derek Brunson earned a gritty unanimous decision victory over Chris Leben in his UFC debut at UFC 155. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak, which included a controversial split decision loss to former UFC fighter Kendall Grove and a knockout loss to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza.

Brian Houston has only been fighting professionally in mixed martial arts for a little over a year, but will already get a shot in the sport’s largest promotion. He’s 4-0 to begin his career with his last three victories coming by way of first round knockouts. Most recently, Houston stopped Jett Jones in just 48-seconds in the opening round at Victory Fighting Championships 40.

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