Darren Till is favored against Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till on Saturday, September 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This bout is one of 12 fights on ESPN+. Brunson is 22-7 in his career, while Till is 18-3-1 in his career. There are a total of 12 fights on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till. Let’s look at the bout between Brunson and Till and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till takes place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 4 with all 12 fights on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till Betting
Derek Brunson (22-7, 13-5 UFC)
Brunson came into the UFC with a record of 9-2 and he has 13 wins and five losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has four wins and two losses. He defeated Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision, Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision, Edmen Shahbazyan by TKO, and Kevin Holland by unanimous decision; while losing to Ronaldo Souza by TKO and Israel Adesanya by TKO. Brunson has been a pro since 2010 and he has 12 wins by TKO/KO and three by submission. He has 14 first round finishes.
Brunson said this to mmanews.com about his upcoming fight against Till, “My vision is to win this fight, get a title shot, win the title, defend it a couple times, and just be done, you know.”
Darren Till (18-3-1, 6-3-1 UFC)
Till came into the UFC with a record of 12-0 and he has six wins, three losses, and one draw in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Donald Cerrone by TKO, Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision, and Kelvin Gastelum by split decision; while losing to Tyron Woodley by brabo choke submission, Jorge Masvidal by KO, and Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision. Till has been a pro since 2013 and he has 10 wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. He has five first round finishes.
Till said this to bjpenn.com about his upcoming fight against Brunson, “I just want to beat Derek Brunson in the first round, then we’ll see. I know I’ve got the tools to beat Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Sean Strickland, all these guys. I know it. I have visualizations of winning that belt. I truly believe it, I don’t just say it. With all the antics, that’s hyping fights. Don’t get it twisted, I don’t take this lightly. I wake up every day and put my soul, mind and body through hell and back.”
Till said this to sportskeeda.com about his upcoming fight against Brunson, “I know for a fact that I'm going in there and there's no two ways about it, I will be beating Brunson. Like he knows that as well, I think he knows deep down, I think he's scared of me.”
Strikes landed per minute: Brunson 3.46 / Till 2.27
Striking Accuracy: Brunson 47% / Till 46%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Brunson 2.72 / Till 2.99
Defense: Brunson 53% / Till 58%
Takedown average: Brunson 3.11 / Till 0.54
Takedown Accuracy: Brunson 33% / Till 41%
Takedowns defended: Brunson 94% / Till 82%
Submission average: Brunson 0.5 / Till 0.0
Till is favored in this fight and that is a little surprising to me considering he has just one win in his last four fights. I know Brunson has won his last four fights, but it is not like he beat a who’s who list of fighters. I think the oddsmakers have the right idea with Till being favored, but I think rather than pick a fighter to win, I will look at the rounds. I would be really surprised if this fight went the distance. Till has been going on and on about how he needs a finish and I expect both fighters to be throwing haymakers. I think there is some value on the rounds prop in this one, as we can get 4.5 rounds at BookMaker and the price of -160 on the under seems fair.
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till Card & Odds
Middleweight - Derek Brunson +139 vs. Darren Till -175
Light Heavyweight - Khalil Rountree Jr. +124 vs. Modestas Bukauskas -155
Women's Flyweight - Ji Yeon Kim -115 vs. Molly McCann -115
Middleweight - Marc-André Barriault -155 vs. Dalcha Lungiambula +124
Bantamweight - Marcelo Rojo +135 vs. Jonathan Martinez -170
Bantamweight - Liudvik Sholinian +351 vs. Jack Shore -500
Welterweight - Alex Morono -149 vs. David Zawada +119
Catchweight - Julian Erosa +146 vs. Charles Jourdain -185
Lightweight - Luigi Vendramini +115 vs. Paddy Pimblett -145
Heavyweight - Sergey Spivak +197 vs. Tom Aspinall -255
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