Derek Brunson Net Worth 2023 | Salary, Earnings, Bio


Derek Brunson is an American professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Division. The 39-year-old’s net worth is $500,000. Here you can follow Derek Brunson’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.

About Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson was born on January 4, 1984, in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. He competes in UFC’s middleweight division. Brunson was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American wrestler. He has a 23-8 MMA record, with 12 KOs.

Early Life

Derek Brunson attended John T. Hoggard High School. He was a competitive cheerleader in high school. He also wrestled under coach Dan Willis.

Brunson was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American wrestler for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

After completing college, he became a mixed martial artist. Brunson is also a Black Belt holder in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

MMA Career

Brunson made his professional MMA debut in May 2010. He beat John Bryant via submission in his debut fight. The American went an impressive 9-0 by November 2011. Brunson lost his first fight against Kendall Grove via a split decision in June 2012.

Derek Brunson made his UFC debut in UFC 155 in December 2012, which he won by unanimous decision against Chris Leben.

As of writing, Brunson has a 23-8 MMA record, with 12 KOs. He went 5-1 in his last 6 fights, losing the most recent one. He was knocked out against Jared Cannonier in UFC 271 in February 2022.

Brunson is scheduled to face Dricus du Plessis on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285.

Derek Brunson’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, American mixed martial artist Derek Brunson’s net worth is $500,000. The 39-year-old competes in UFC’s middleweight division.

His prime sources of earnings are his fight purse, pay-per-view bonus, and sponsorship deals.


Brunson’s salary is not publicly disclosed, as fighters’ pay is not always made public. A player’s earnings depend on several factors, including the fighter’s contract, the event, the opponent, and the performance. Moreover, a fighter can earn sponsorships and bonuses.

The base pay for UFC fighters starts at $10,000 and can go up to $500,000 or more for the top fighters.

Personal Details

Full NameDerek Brunson
Date of BirthJanuary 4, 1984
Birth PlaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States
Nationality American
Age 39
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight186 lb (84kg)
Division Middleweight
Reach77 in
Promotion UFC
MMA Record23-8, 12 KOs
Net Worth$500,000
Relationship StatusMarried
SpouseKyla Monk 


Middleweight veteran Derek Brunson is a married man. The MMA fighter’s wife is Kyla Monk.

However, no details are available about his wife. Brunson prefers to keep his personal life away from the spotlight. Brunson posted some photos of his wedding on Instagram.

Derek Brunson Wife


Born on January 4, 1984, he is 39 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall and 186 lb. He competes in the UFC Middleweight division.

MMA Record

Total Fights31
Wins by KO12


What is Derek Brunson’s Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his net worth will be $500,000.

How old is he?

He is 39 years old, as of 2023.


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