Derek Brunson vs Darren Till Picks & Betting Tips – Top-10 Contenders To Go 5 Rounds
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Derek Brunson vs Darren Till Picks & Betting Tips
Derek Brunson vs Darren Till Picks & Betting Tips
Derek Brunson and Darren Till may need the judges to determine the winner of this one.
Till is the more skilled striker but Brunson is no slouch and is a lot more active with his strikes.
Brunson will look for takedowns too, because he has the edge on the ground, but Till is hard to take down.
I do lean towards Till here, but the smarter play could be to back this fight to go the distance.
- Derek Brunson lands 3.46 significant strikes per minute (Till 2.27)
- Derek Brunson averages 3.11 takedowns every 15 minutes (33% accuracy)
- Derek Brunson has won by decision in 3 of his last 4 fights
- Darren Till has an 82% takedown defence
- Darren Till has a 58% strike defence (Brunson 53%)
- Darren Till has won by decision in 4 of his last 5 wins
Derek Brunson Form
Derek Brunson is enjoying his best run of form since a five-fight win streak between August 2014 and September 2016.
Brunson’s momentum stalled in 2018 when he suffered TKO defeats to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Israel Adesanya.
He bounced back though in 2019 as registered a decision win over Elias Theodorou.
Brunson needed the judges again as he beat Ian Heinisch in August of that year, but the pandemic delayed his quest for a third straight win.
The 37-year-old American finally got the chance to extend his win streak in August 2020 and he took it by stopping Edmen Shahbazyan in the third round.
He then made it four-in-a-row in March by securing a five-round decision win over Kevin Holland.
That victory took Brunson’s professional MMA record to 22-7, with 12 wins coming via knockout and three by submission.
In his seven defeats Brunson has been knocked out five times. The other two losses came via the judges’ scorecards.
Darren Till Form
Darren Till is looking to kickstart his UFC title defeat after a difficult three-year spell in and outside of the Octagon.
The Liverpool fighter enjoyed a swift rise up the welterweight ladder after debuting in May 2015.
In September 2018 he received a shot at then-champion Tyron Woodley and he was outclassed before being submitted in round two.
The 28-year-old Liverpudlian was then knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in the second round when he returned to action several months later.
Till made the decision to move back to middleweight after that loss and he got back to winning ways in his return to 185lbs.
‘The Gorilla’ edged a split decision win over former title contender Kelvin Gastelum.
In his next outing he was bested over five rounds by former champion Robert Whittaker, but he did receive praise for his performance.
Injuries have kept Till on the shelf since then, so he will be eager to make up for lost time and improved his 18-3-1 record with a win over Brunson.
Till has 10 knockout wins on his record, with two submission successes. He has been knocked out once and tapped out once.
Derek Brunson vs Darren Till FAQs
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Where is Edson Derek Brunson vs Darren Till taking place?
Derek Brunson vs Darren Till is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, September 4 at an as-yet unconfirmed venue.
The bookies are siding with Till but this could be a much, much closer fight.
This could be nip and tuck so we could see the judges get called in to choose the winner after five rounds.
Best Bet: Fight To Go Distance Will The Fight Go The Distance? @100 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Till by Decision Method Of Victory @188 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
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