The Scouse fighter was dominated for the opening two rounds earlier than launching a monstrous comeback within the third, however he was finally submitted by the veteran Brunson
The UFC’s British invasion of Las Vegas nearly went off flawlessly, however for Darren Till’s essential occasion loss to Derek Brunson.
The Liverpool native was submitted within the third spherical after a dominant efficiency from the veteran Brunson on an evening that went off in any other case with out a hitch for the British fighters on the cardboard.
Till was dominated in rounds one and two earlier than launching a monstrous comeback within the third, hurting the American badly and nearly touchdown a end.
But Brunson was in a position to preserve his head and land yet one more takedown, which noticed him finally take Till’s again and profitable by ay of rear-naked choke.
And Brunson might have arrange a possible title combat with the winner of Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker’s rematch with the great win over Till.
Brunson’s takedowns proved an excessive amount of for Till all through the night time, with the 37-year-old nearly ending Till with ground-and-pound within the opening spherical.
And that continued within the second, main to a fired up third spherical for Till.
“I’m not broke I’ll sit and wait,” Brunson stated when requested what was subsequent for him, with a world title combat seemingly now obtainable for him.
“I know Izzy [Adesanya] and [Robert] Whittaker have got a fight coming up. I’ll sit and wait!”
It was a busy night time for British fighters, with Jack Shore, Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett and Tom Aspinall all selecting up wins on the undercard.
The British-Lithuanian Modestas Bukauskas was the one different fighter to falter on the night time, being stopped in spherical two by Khalil Rountree in a back-and-forth brawl.
But in any other case it was a formidable night time for the travelling Brits, together with the highly-touted Aspinall and prime prospect Pimblett.
Welsh star Shore kicked off the night time for the UK fighters with a dominant win over Liudvik Sholinian on the prelims to go 15-0 in his skilled career.
And he was adopted by Scouser Molly McCann, who put in an exceptional displaying against Ji Yeon Kim to earn her first win of the post-covid period.
The essential card was kicked off by former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Pimblett, making his extremely anticipated UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini.
And regardless of an early onslaught from the Brazilian that noticed Pimblett badly harm, the Liverpool native was in a position to come again to cease his rival in an thrilling first spherical.
Unfortunately for the Brits, Bukauskas could not get the job performed against Rountree, however within the co-main occasion heavyweight Aspinall received the nation again to profitable methods.
Aspinall brutally stopped late alternative Sergey Spivak with elbows on the bottom in his fourth straight UFC combat, probably bettering his prime 15 standing within the division.
But the primary occasion wasn’t to be for Till, who after shedding to Robert Whittaker final year could discover himself slipping out of the middleweight prime 10.