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Darren Till vs Kelvin Gastelum report
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 octagon 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 cage 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 an advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 59% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had an advantage over Till, with a 27% submission rate over Till's 12%.
Darren Till was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 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 12 less professional rounds, 58 to Gastelum's 70.
Till vs Gastelum form
Gastelum had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
Before that, he had beat Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Olympic Training Center, Fortaleza, Brazil.
He had won against Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Till's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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