UFC Vegas 36: Derek Brunson dominant on ground, submits Darren Till (Video)

Derek Brunson submits Darren Till in the main event of UFC Vegas 36

Wrestling has proven to be Derek Brunson’s key to success yet again, and he moves one step closer to a UFC middleweight title shot with a third-round submission victory over Darren Till in the main event of UFC Vegas 36.

Following the win, Brunson called out Israel Adesanya and says he has no problem waiting for Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 to play out, stating “I’m not broke” as a shot towards fellow contender Jared Cannonier.

Derek Brunson overwhelms Darren Till with grappling, survives third-round Till flurry and gets submission win

Till attempted to bring the fight to Brunson right away and get his back to the cage wall. But Brunson held his own and was able to score a takedown of Till after just a couple of minutes. From there, Brunson was able to land a couple of ground-and-pound sessions and trouble Till, though Till found his way back to his feet with about a minute left in the first round.

Brunson looked to get the fight back to the ground to start the second, but Till defended and grappled up with Brunson. Till landed a knee a couple of minutes into the fight, but that’s where Brunson scored his second takedown of the match. Till got back to his feet with about 10 seconds left, but by the end of the second round, Brunson landed just under 75 strikes on the ground compared to Till’s one.

Till held his own in the third round, trading with Brunson on the feet. Till rocked Brunson and pressured him, trying to lock in a guillotine. But that proved to be a mistake, as Brunson got another takedown, and an attempt by Till to roll out ended with Brunson in full mount. Brunson then got to Till’s back and scored the tap.

UFC Vegas 36 takes place on Sept. 4, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Published at Sat, 04 Sep 2021 22:38:42 +0000

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