Darren Till started his combat sports journey at age 12 when he started learning Muay Thai. Till dropped out of school at age 14 to focus on the sport and began training at age 17 in MMA with team Kaobon. He went 3-0 as an amateur with team Kaobon before moving to Brazil and joining Astra Fight Team.
Till made his professional debut in 2012 at Sparta MMA 3 - Class against Luciano Oliveira Ribeiro. He defeated Luciano via unanimous decision and used the momentum of his win to go on a 12-fight win streak with 11 of the fights held in the Brazilian regional circuit and 1 in Argentina. Darren joined the UFC in 2015 with an undefeated record of 12-0.
Darren Till UFC
Darren Till made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves against Wendell de Oliveira. He defeated Oliveira via KO (elbows) in the second round to continue his win streak. Darren fought Nicolas in his next fight which was a controversial majority draw.
After the draw, Till continued his winning ways as he secured unanimous decision victories over Jessin Ayari and Bojan Veličković. He then fought Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in his first-ever Main Event fight spot at UFC Fight Night Cowboy vs. Till and outclassed Cowboy and won via TKO (punches).
In his next bout, Till fought in his home city of Liverpool against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and secured a Unanimous Decision victory. This led to him getting a title shot for the UFC Welterweight Championship against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228.
Woodley dominated Till in the title bout. Woodley outworked him on the feet and outclassed him on the ground before submitting Till in the last minute of the second round via D'Arce Choke Hold. Till then lost his next fight against Jorge Masvidal via TKO in the second round before bouncing back and defeating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 via split decision. After this victory, Till suffered consecutive losses to Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson and is currently on a 2-fight losing streak.
Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till
Darren Till Fought Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal in London. The bout started with Masvidal's running oblique kick hitting Till's groin and Till knocking Masvidal down with a strong left but was unable to capitalize on it as Masvidal got back to his feet. Till won the first round on the judges' scorecard. Masvidal came back in the second round as he landed a takedown but failed to capitalize. Masvidal then caught Till with an overhead left and him out to end the fight.
Darren Till vs Derek Brunson
Darren Till fought Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 191 Brunson vs. Till. Darren landed more punches in the early minutes of the first round and successfully took Brunson to the ground. However, the momentum shifted on the ground as Brunson dominated Till and landed 24 strikes as opposed to Till's 0 strikes. Brunson then dominated the second round and took Till on the ground to secure the second-round 10-9 on the judge's scorecard. The fight ended in the third round as Brunson locked in a rear-naked choke. Darren tapped out to the submission and lost the bout.
Darren Till Career Stats
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
74 1⁄2 in (189 cm)
185 lb / 84 kg
Middleweight (2013-2014, 2019-present)
Darren Till Last Fight
Darren Tills' Last Fight was against Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 191- Brunson vs. Till. Till lost the bout in the 3rd round via Submission (rear-naked choke).
Darren Till Record
Given below is Darren Till’s professional MMA record: