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Darren Till loses his third UFC fight in a row, submitted by Dricus du Plessis

Nasir Jabbar

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Darren Till loses his third UFC fight in a row, submitted by Dricus du Plessis

Darren Till suffered a crushing defeat to Dricus du Plessis at UFC 282, losing his third fight in a row.

Du Plessis made an incredible start to their middleweight clash, pummeling Till against the cage, landing a series of strikes.

But Till saw out the opening round and hit back with his own onslaught in the second round, picking off Du Plessis on the feet.

However, the South African fighter caught his second win in the third round and delivered a beatdown.

He successfully landed a takedown before sinking in a rear-naked choke.

"The gas tank can never be empty," Du Plessis said in the Octagon after his back-and-forth clash with Till.

"It can go a little bit low but it never goes empty. Third round, it comes down to that dog and who’s toughest. Bring on that last round, we are always going to win it."

He added: "I just beat freaking Darren Till, how awesome is that? Hello top 10!"

Du Plessis, 28, has now won four straight fights in the UFC, having beaten Markus Perez, Trevin Giles, Brad Tavares and, of course, Till.

He'll be hoping for a spot in the top ten of the UFC's middleweight division following his UFC 282 victory.

As for the Liverpool fighter, he's now on a three-fight losing skid and has won just one UFC fight in his last six outings.

On his way out of the cage, the the 29-year-old told Bruce Buffer that he believes he has torn his ACL during the fight.

He was making his first UFC appearance since September 2021, but could potentially be facing another spell on the sidelines if he has indeed suffered an injury to his knee.

Featured Image Credit: UFC

Topics: UFC, Darren Till

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