Derek Brunson Battling Ronny Markes in Brazil at UFC on Fuel 10

Two of the UFC middleweight division’s up-and-coming talents are set to tussle this summer, as a bout between Derek Brunson and Ronny Markes has been linked to the June 8 lineup for UFC on Fuel 10. Both men are coming off wins in their most recent appearances with Markes’ triumph marking his third straight since debuting in the Octagon.

The fight, first reported by TATAME, will join a card headlined by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira facing Fabricio Werdum and will unfold in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Brunson beat Chris Leben in December to make it 1-0 in the UFC. He holds an overall record of 10-2 including seven stoppages. Comparably, Markes is 14-1 with nine finishes despite none having come under the Zuffa banner.