Derek Brunson proved to be too much for Darren Till in the UFC Fight Night main event on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Till had almost no answers at all for his dominant wrestling and Brunson was able to finish him with a submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:13 of the third round.
This was Brunson's sixth UFC main event and his fifth win in as many fights. It was the second submission loss of Till's career.
"I'm not broke, I'll sit and wait, you know what I'm saying, I know Izzy and Whittaker got a fight coming up, I'll sit and wait," Brunson said in his post-fight interview.
"Now give me five, six months to go ahead and get my body right and prepare for this really last, long title push that I'm trying to make."
Brunson should now be in the mix to fight Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title.
Where Till goes from here however is a matter for another day.
Look back at the stacked card from top to bottom below...
UFC VEGAS 36 RESULTS:
- Derek Brunson def. Darren Till (RNC R3)
- Tom Aspinall def. Sergey Spivak (TKO R1)
- Alex Morono def. David Zawada (Unanimous decision)
- Khalil Rountree Jr def. Modestas Bukauskas (TKO R2)
- Paddy Pimblett def. Luigi Vendramini (KO R1)
- Molly McCann def. Ji Ji Yeon Kim (Unanimous decision)
- Jack Shore def. Liudvik Sholinian (Unanimous decision)
- Julian Erosa def. Charles Jourdain (D'arce choke R3)
- Marc-André Barriault def. Dalcha Lungiambula (Unanimous decision)
4th Sep. 2021, 23:40
Derek Brunson is hellbent on revenge against Israel Adesanya.
He told Michael Bisping: "I'm not broke, I'll sit and wait."
4th Sep. 2021, 23:20
Derek Brunson submits Darren Till in the third round
4th Sep. 2021, 23:16
Brunson mostly controlling the fight on the ground
4th Sep. 2021, 23:13
Till stuffs a takedown attempt early in the second round
4th Sep. 2021, 23:10
Till survives some early adversity...
4th Sep. 2021, 23:05
Here we go!
4th Sep. 2021, 23:01
Both fighters are inside the octagon!
4th Sep. 2021, 22:58
Darren Till is making his way to the octagon!
4th Sep. 2021, 22:50
The main event is up next!
4th Sep. 2021, 22:45
Tom Aspinall finishes Sergey Spivak in the first round!
4th Sep. 2021, 22:41
Michael Bisping: 'Tom Aspinall is the real deal'
4th Sep. 2021, 22:40
Aspinall and Spivak are both in the Octagon ready for a battle between two exciting prospects in the heavyweight division
4th Sep. 2021, 22:30
The co-main event of the evening is up next as Tom Aspinall takes on Sergey Spivak
4th Sep. 2021, 22:28
Morono by unanimous decision
4th Sep. 2021, 22:27
And we go to the scorecards...
4th Sep. 2021, 22:09
Buffer is back again... and we're off!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:52
Alex Morono and David Zawada up next
4th Sep. 2021, 21:50
Khalil Rountree Jr wins by second round stoppage!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:43
Bukauskas is eating some big shots early...
4th Sep. 2021, 21:40
And they're off!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:27
Well that was fun while it lasted, wasn't it? Modestas Bukauskas vs Khalil Rountree Jr up next...
Early prediction - DON'T BLINK
4th Sep. 2021, 21:22
Paddy Pimblett knocks out Luigi Vendramini in the first round!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:18
And we're off!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:16
Bruce Buffer does the honours...
4th Sep. 2021, 21:07
Liverpool's very own Paddy Pimblett up next against Luigi Vendramini
4th Sep. 2021, 21:06
Paddy the Baddy is about to make his UFC debut...
4th Sep 2021, 21:04
MAIN CARD STARTS RIGHT NOW!
4th Sep. 2021, 21:03
McCann secures a clean sweep on the judges' scorecards
4th Sep. 2021, 21:01
4th Sep. 2021, 20:55
The Gorilla is in the building ladies and gentlemen, I repeat, the Gorilla is in the building...
4th Sep. 2021, 20:53
McCann secures a late takedown in the second round
4th Sep. 2021, 20:48
Late flurry from McCann to end the first round
4th Sep. 2021, 20:46
McCann finds herself on the canvas after an early clash of heads...
4th Sep. 2021, 20:44
Both ladies throwing bombs early...
4th Sep. 2021, 20:42
'Liverpool, England, come on!' *beats chest*
4th Sep. 2021, 20:40
LIVERPOOL, ARE YOU READY?
4th Sep. 2021, 20:39
Correction - Ji Yeon Kim enters the octagon first
4th Sep. 2021, 20:37
Here comes Molly McCann...
4th Sep. 2021, 20:35
Magnificent performance from Jack Shore as he beats Liudvik Sholinian by unanimous decision
4th Sep. 2021, 20:33
THE PRIDE OF WALES!
4th Sep. 2021, 20:24
Daniel Cormier: 'He's showing a wiseness beyond his years'
Shore comfortably in front on the scorecards here - third and final round coming right up
4th Sep. 2021, 20:20
Nice elbow from Shore on the break late in the first round
4th Sep. 2021, 20:13
Let's go Jacky boy!
4th Sep. Sep 2021, 20:10
Jack Shore against Liudvik Sholinian up next
4th Sep. 2021, 20:04
Erosa with the submission in the third round!
4th Sep. 2021, 19:40
Up next it's Julian Erosa vs Charles Jourdain at catchweight
4th Sep. 2021, 19:35
Marc-André Barriault kicks the night off with a unanimous decision win over Dalcha Lungiambula
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3rd Sep. 2021, 19:21
BRUNSON FIRES BACK AT SILVA
Derek Brunson has responded to Anderson Silva after he claimed that he can't see anyone troubling Israel Adesanya in the middleweight division.
He replied: "That's Anderson, you know, that's how he feels the weight class is going to go.
"But you know, that's why I've been working all these years to like, put a wrench in everybody's plans, to show my growth, to get that title shot, to, you know, expose these guys, beat these guys at their own game, and just grow as a martial artist.
"So that's my job to go out there and prove the doubters, prove Anderson wrong, and prove to myself that I know what I'm capable of."
3rd Sep. 2021, 17:56
'I AIN'T NO KEVIN HOLLAND'
He told the media: "Listen, I've got nothing towards Derek, I think he's a nice guy, I like his team, I like his management.
"He's here to do a job Saturday, he's been doing a job more than me, he's been beating these guys, but I'll keep saying it - this is no disrespect to anyone, but I ain't no Kevin Holland, I ain't no Edmen Shahbazyan, like, I'm a different animal coming in there Saturday.
"I've got fight IQ, I'm getting more ferocious with age and it seems like he's getting better with age, I know he's 37, 38, but it seems like blond Brunson is the f------ man, mate.
"I'm prepared for Saturday, mate, I've done all my work, I've done all my pads, all my sparring, and I'm ready for whatever comes."News Now - Sport News