Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Till vs Gastelum?
Darren Till beat Kelvin Gastelum by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 244, on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Darren Till.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Till vs Gastelum stats
Darren Till stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Kelvin Gastelum made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Till had advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 59% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 40%.
Darren Till was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Till had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gastelum. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Till was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 2 months later than Gastelum, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 58 to Gastelum's 66.
Till vs Gastelum form
Kelvin Gastelum had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Darren Till at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
He had defeated Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Till's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.