Pros react to Darren Till defeating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244

Darren Till, Kelvin Gastelum, UFC 244
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Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till moved up a division to take on Kelvin Gastelum in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 244 event.

Darren Till (17-2-1 MMA) was returning to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a brutal knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at March’s UFC event in London.

After starting his career with a perfect record of 17-0-1, ‘The Gorilla’ had since dropped his last two fights. Before being starched by ‘Gamebred’, the English fighter suffered a submission loss to then-welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228.

Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum (15-4 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 this past April.

‘KG’ has picked up notable victories over Ronaldo Souza, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy during his time in the middleweight division.

Tonight’s UFC 244 co-main event did not exactly live up to expectations. Gastelum struggled to find his range throughout the fight and Till seemed content to just pepper him with jabs and low kicks. After fifteen minutes of action, Darren Till was awarded a split decision victory from the judges in attendance.

Official UFC 244 Result: Darren Till def. Kelvin Gastelum via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com November 2, 2019