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UFC 244 Results: Darren Till Beats Kelvin Gastelum On His Middleweight Debut

Nasir Jabbar

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UFC 244 Results: Darren Till Beats Kelvin Gastelum On His Middleweight Debut

Darren Till picked up a much-needed win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 to snap his losing streak.

The Liverpool fighter had his hand raised for the first time since winning a unanimous decision against Stephen Thompson back in May 2018.

Till stuck to a gameplan and fought intelligently as he eked out a split decision victory in New York City.

He kept Gastelum at bay with stinging leg-kicks and landed at range in the first round. He continued his leg-kick attack in the second round before closing out the bout by fighting on the outside to record his 18th professional victory.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Till, who entered the fight unranked in the middleweight division, takes out the No.4 contender in Gastelum as he aims for a showdown against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible, the 26-year-old expressed his desire to face the Nigerian-born New Zealander at Anfield.

"I just think if we were to break Israel down, I think he's got the whole package," he said. "I think he's got the swagger, knows how to talk, he's an intelligent guy, he's a good-looking guy, he's smart - brilliant fighter, he's a showman. What more do you want from a guy like that?!

"That would be the dream fight - me vs. Israel. I think that would sellout a stadium and obviously look what it would bring to Liverpool. It would just be such a legacy changing fight. I think it'd unbelievable."

OFFICIAL RESULT: Till def. Gastelum via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30).

Topics: UFC 244, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Darren Till

Nasir Jabbar
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