UNITED STATES: Derek Brunson defeats Darren Till via submission in the main event of UFC Fight Night. After this win over Darren Till, Derek Brunson is on a 5 fight win streak and maybe he can be the next after Robert Whittaker to fight against the current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Derek Brunson was a +140 underdog in this fight against Darren Till who was a -160 favorite.
Derek Brunson was looking good from the first round. When Darren Till hit Derek Brunson with a left hand, Derek Brunson changed his level and took down Darren Till on the ground. The first round was a competitive one but Derek Brunson won the first round.
In the second round, Derek Brunson was trying to take Darren Till down because Darren Till was hitting Derek Brunson with some really good shots while standing. Derek Brunson was troubling Darren Till with his double leg takedowns. Again Derek Brunson won the second round and the scores were reading (20-18) for Derek Brunson.
Round 3 was the most dramatic round of this fight. Derek Brunson was trying again for the double leg takedowns but Darren Till escaped from that. Till kicked Derek Brunson in the body followed by a one-two and Derek Brunson wobbled and Till pounced on Derek Brunson to knock him out but Derek Brunson takes him down with a double leg and Derek Brunson puts Darren Till in a Rear-naked choke and Derek Brunson defeats Darren Till with an unbelievable turnaround.
After this loss, Till is on a 2 fight losing streak and he lost 4 of his last 5 fights. Meanwhile, after the victory, Derek Brunson called out the current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for a title fight. Israel Adesanya replied to Derek Brunson via his Twitter account. Israel Adesanya said that “Calm down boy, you still a bum son”. Israel Adesanya defeated Derek Brunson when they fought for the first time at UFC 230.