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.
UFC on ESPN 36: Brunson vs Till Prelims
Middleweight: Marc-André Barriault (13-4, 1 NC; 2-3, 1 NC UFC) def. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-3; 2-2 UFC) by unanimous decision
Men’s catchweight (150 pounds): Julian Erosa (26-10; 3-6 UFC) def . Charles Jourdain (11-4-1; 2-3-1 UFC) by third-round submission (D’arce choke)
Men’s bantamweight: Jack Shore (15-0; 4-0 UFC) def. Liudvik Sholinian (9-3-1; 0-1 UFC)
Women’s flyweight: Molly McCann (10-4; 3-3 UFC) def. Ji Yeon Kim (9-3-2; 3-3 UFC) by unanimous decision.
UFC on ESPN 36: Brunson vs Till Main Card
Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett (16-3, 0-0 UFC) knocks out Luigi Vendramini (9-2, 1-2 UFC) i Round 1