USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 7: Behold blond Brunson

Five-fight winning streaks in the UFC don’t come easy, however Derek Brunson is presently delighting in simply such a run.

After Brunson (23-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 14-5 UFC) scored an excellent submission win over Darren Till at UFC Battle Night 191, the middleweight competitor is unbeaten because his November 2018 loss to now-champ Israel Adesanya. Brunson thinks his next battle needs to be for the UFC title, pending the outcome of a prepared match in between Adesanya and Robert Whittaker.

Whether that turns out stays to be seen, however it’s difficult to argue with his outcomes. His newest success likewise sees Brunson increase to No. 3 in the most recent U.S.A. TODAY Sports/MMA Addict middleweight rankings, settling in simply behind the 2 guys set to clash next.

After his newest win, take a look at the makeover of the middleweight rankings, with Till dropping somewhat to No. 12. In addition, take a look at other departments utilizing the dropdown menu above.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.