Darren Till looks ready for war.
As the global health crisis continues to ravage the world, the UFC is one the only games in town for exciting sporting events. For the past few weeks the UFC has dominated the airways with multiple great fight cards. From UFC 249 on, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been putting on some pretty solid shows.
The past few fight cards saw events take place on Yas Island, Abu Dabi. Action packed fights have littered every event and it has been supremely satisfying to see the game continue to flourish during these uncertain times.
This weekend will feature a much anticipated middleweight bout between former champion Robert Whittaker and lively contender Darren Till. Till made some waves after leaving the welterweight division in his rear view to take on middleweight contender Kelvin Gastellum last November. The Liverpool native looked pretty impressive in his middleweight debut, more technical than ever. Now he hopes to make good on his title aspirations by defeating the former middleweight kingpin.
The battle with Whittaker will be no cake walk. As such, Darren Till appears to be training hard for the fast approaching encounter.
A recent interview with BT Sports shows that Darren Till is in some tremendous shape. He looks sharp, focused, and dangerous heading into the bout.
With a victory this weekend Darren Till could get his second title shot in as many weight divisions. He’s looking to leave an impression on the UFC brass and fans with a win on Sunday. Whether he can get the job done remains to be seen. But it does raise an intriguing question. If Till is able to get past Whittaker, how will the Brit’s powerful Muay Thai skills match up with Israel Adesanya unique style or Paulo Costa’s powerful striking?
We’ll have to wait and see.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.
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