In a mouth-watering middleweight match-up, former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till takes on a surging contender in Derek Brunson.
This is an important fight for Darren Till who is 3-1 in his last four fights inside the Octagon. In his last fight, Darren Till dropped a decision loss against former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14 last July. Prior to that, he defeated Kelvin Gastelum via decision at UFC 244.
Before that, he was finished by Jorge Masvidal via KO and by former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley via submission at UFC 228.
On the other hand, Derek Brunson has had a late career resurgence as he is currently riding on a four-fight winning streak and he has been an underdog in all of his last four fights. He last fought Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 21 in March earlier this year and defeated him via unanimous decision.
Prior to that, he knocked out an up and coming talent in Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Fight Night 173. He was a massive underdog in that fight and pulled an upset win.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.27
Significant Striking Accuracy: 46%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.99
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 58%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.54
Takedown Accuracy: 41%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 82%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.0
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.46
Significant Striking Accuracy: 47%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.72
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 53%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 3.11
Takedown Accuracy: 33%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 94%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.5
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 13-5 on picks, bringing my overall record to 168-83
Check out my previous predictions here.
UFC Vegas 36: Brunson vs Till Prelims
Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez (1.61) vs Marcelo Rojo (2.30) – Jonathan Martinez wins
Middleweight: Dalcha Lungiambula (2.30) vs Marc Andre Barriault (1.61) – Marc Andre Barriault wins
Catchweight: Julian Erosa (2.50) vs Charles Jordain (1.53) – Charles Jordain wins
Bantamweight: Jack Shore (1.18) vs Liudvik Sholinain (5.00) – Jack Shore wins
Flyweight: Molly McCann (1.90) vs Ji Yeon Kim (1.90) – The fight goes the distance @1.28
UFC Vegas 36: Brunson vs Till Main Card
Lightweight: Paddy Pimblet (1.61) vs Luigi Vendramini (2.30) – Luigi Vendramini wins
Light Heavyweight: Modestas Bukaukas (1.61) vs Khalil Rountree Jr (2.30) – Khalil or Over 1.5 pounds (1.66)
Welterweight: Alex Morono (1.72) vs David Zawada (2.10) – David Zawada wins.
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall (1.40) vs Sergey Spivak (3.00) – Tom Aspinall wins
Middleweight: Derek Brunson (2.50) vs Darren TIll (1.53) – Darren Till wins
BONUS BETS (BOXING)
Mauricio Lara (2.05) vs Josh Warrington (1.75) – Mauricio Lara wins
Katie Taylor (1.01) vs Jennifer Han (15.00) – The fight goes over 8.5 rounds @1.30
Conor Benn (1.05) vs Adrian Granados (8.00) – Adrian Granados wins