Darren Till returns to the Octagon on Saturday, September 4 when he fights fellow title-chasing contender Derek Brunson in Las Vegas.
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Derek Brunson v Darren Till UFC Fight Night Betting Tips & Predictions
This UFC middleweight contest should be a bruising affair, and I expect this five-round bout to go the distance with Brunson getting his hand raised at the end.
To be honest, I have put off writing this article just in case Till pulls out again and I am left with a worthless piece. I have to admit I am not a massive fan of Till.
That doesn’t mean I don’t respect him or think he is a good fighter. I just can’t take to him. When the likes of Conor McGregor mouths off, he more often than not backs it up. Till mouths off and winds people up without doing much about it. Someone will shut his mouth soon – and I expect Brunson to do just that.
Till has lost three of his last four fights in the UFC. Tyron Woodley choked him out for his first defeat in 2018, before he was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in March 2019. He got back to winning ways with a split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum, but that revival didn’t last long as he was then beaten on points by Robert Whittaker.
His last four fights have been against top-class opponents, and apart from Gastelum, he was well beaten in the other three. I admit he is a good fighter, I just don’t think he is world title level and he will always all come up short against the bigger names of the sport.
Derek Brunson has seven defeats on his record, but he is unbeaten in his last four bouts. Three of his last four wins have come by way of decision. His last fight saw him win a unanimous decision over Kevin Holland.
You could say that Brunson has failed to live up to the hype when he has been in the Octagon with a big name. He has lost to the likes of Whittaker, Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero and Israel Adesanya – so this is a make-or-break fight for him as well.
I just think Brunson will get the more significant strikes in on Till, and the judges like to see that. Till will put up a good fight – to be honest, he has to – but Brunson will get his arm raised.
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