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Darren Till


ABOUT
Darren Till

Full NameDarren Till

BornDecember 24, 1992

Height6 ft 0 in

NationalityBritish

ABOUT

Darren "The Gorilla" Till is the current #8 ranked UFC Middleweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 18-wins 4-Losses and 1-draw. He currently holds a purple belt in Luta Livre Esportiva.


  1. Early life and career
  2. Darren Till UFC
  3. Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till
  4. Darren Till vs Derek Brunson
  5. Darren Till Career Stats
  6. Darren Till Last Fight
  7. Darren Till Record


UFC Fight Night: Volkov v Struve


Early life and career


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.


Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till


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.



UFC Fight Night: Brunson v Till


Darren Till Career Stats


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraw
231841

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 10


Wins by Submission:

  1. 2


Wins by Decision:

  1. 6


Current Titles:

  1. none


Reach:

  1. 74 12 in (189 cm)


Weight:

  1. 185 lb / 84 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Middleweight (2013-2014, 2019-present)
  2. Welterweight (2014-2019)


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:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss18-4-1Derek BrunsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till04//09/2021
Loss18-3-1Robert WhittakerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till25/07/2020
Win18-2-1Kelvin GastelumDecision (split)UFC 24402/11/2019
Loss17-2-1Jorge MasvidalKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal16/03/2019
Loss17-1-1Tyron WoodleySubmission (D'Arce choke)UFC 22808/09/2018
Win17-0-1Stephen ThompsonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till27/05/2018
Win16-0-1Donald CerroneTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Till21/10/2017
Win15-0-1Bojan VeličkovićDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve02/09/2017
Win14-0-1Jessin AyariDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira28/05/2017
Draw13-0-1Nicolas DalbyDraw (majority)UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka24/10/2015
Win13-0Wendell de OliveiraKO (elbows)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves30/05/2015
Win12-0Laerte Costa e SilvaTKO (punches)MSC- MMA Sanda Combat 209/05/2015
Win11-0Guillermo Martinez AymeDecision (unanimous)Arena Tour 4 - Tirloni vs. Healy20/12/2014
Win10-0Sergio MatiasSubmission (toe hold)AFC - Aspera FC 1429/11/2014
Win9-0Deivid CaubiackKO (punch)AFC - Aspera FC 1130/08/2014
Win8-0Cristiano MarquesottiSubmission (inverted triangle choke)CAMGFC - Curitibanos AMG Fight Champion 609/11/2013
Win7-0Edson Jairo da SilvaTKO (retirement)PCF- Predator Campos Fight 205/10/2013
Win6-0Alexandre PereiraKO (punch)Encontro dos Espartanos 1 - Encounter of the Spartans10/08/2013
Win5-0Pedro Keller de SouzaKO (punch)Sparta MMA 7 - Let's Do This15/06/2013
Win4-0Paulo BatistaKO (punch)Sparta MMA 6 - New Blood18/05/2014
Win3-0Junior DietzTKO (punches)Sao Joao Super Fight- Forja de Campeoes04/05/2013
Win2-0Muriel GiassiTKO (punches)Tavares Combat 606/04/2013
Win1-0Luciano Oliveira RibeiroDecision (unanimous)Sparta MMA 323/02/2013


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