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Who won Brunson vs Till?
Derek Brunson beat Darren Till by submission in the 3rd round, during the main event of UFC Vegas 36, on Saturday 4th September 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Brunson vs Till stats
Derek Brunson stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Darren Till made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Till had a slight advantage in power over Brunson, with a 56% knock out percentage over Brunson's 55%.
Derek Brunson was the older man by 9 years, at 37 years old.
Brunson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Till. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Brunson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Till, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 56 to Till's 58.
Brunson vs Till form
Brunson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Before that, he had won against Elias Theodorou at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
He had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Darren Till had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jorge Masvidal at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
He had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derek Brunson had been fighting more than Darren Till.
Going to this contest, Derek Brunson had last fought 5 months and 28 days ago, while Darren Till's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 23 days ago.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Till's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.