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Darren Till will end Derek Brunson in round one, travel from hell to beat Israel Adesanya – MMA Root

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title contender Darren Till hopes to replicate his success at 170 pounds and work his way to a middleweight title shot, a journey that continues with Derek Brunson at the top of the event. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at UFC Vegas 36. on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas.

“I just want to beat Derek Brunson in the first round, then we’ll see,” Till told The MMA Hour. “I know I have the tools to beat Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Sean Strickland, all these guys. I know.”

Till, 28, hasn’t had anyone shaking since he moved up in weight in late 2019. After capturing a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244, the 18-3-1 “Gorilla” fell on target for the former 185 champion. Pound Robert Whittaker in the UFC Main Event on ESPN 14.

“I have visualizations of winning that belt,” Till continued. “I really believe it, I’m not just saying it. With all the antics, that’s overdoing the fights. Don’t twist it, I don’t take it lightly. I wake up every day and put my soul, mind and body in hell and back. “

A win over No. 5 Brunson may not be enough to land Till the next rift in the middleweight crown, but it could be enough for “The Gorilla” to win a title eliminator against the winner of this fight, or such. He once shot the underdog of Adesanya vs. Whittaker, which is expected to rematch in early 2022.