Brunson (18-6-0) has won just two of his last five fights under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Daniel Kelly and Lyoto Machida. Brunson also competes on a UFC pay-per-view card for the first time in over a year, with that last appearance coming at UFC 208 in February of 2017. Brunson has won just one of three main event fights in the UFC, with that lone victory coming at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.
Carlos Jr (10-2-0) enters the contest on the strength of a five fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in over two years. Carlos Jr has seen four of his last five wins come by way of submission, while the fighter has picked up eight career victories by submission. Carlos Jr also competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, defeating Vitor Miranda in the finals by unanimous decision.
UFC 227 takes place on Saturday, August 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California with TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.