After the exit of The Count, Michael Bisping from the world of mixed martial arts a new wave of fighters is representing the UK in UFC. And Darren Till has to be the biggest star among them.
From making a whole arena sing “Sweet Caroline” in Liverpool to being a co-main event on a MSG card, Darren Till has had some incredible moments in his short UFC career so far.
He has even fought for the UFC welterweight title once. However, he failed in his attempt to capture the UFC gold and decided to move up to the middleweight division.
Till’s career has faced a lot of adversities recently in the form of unfortunate injuries. However, he is back now to put on a show for his fans once again and with a couple more wins we can expect The Gorilla to fight for the UFC middleweight title. In this article, we will take a look at some fascinating stats about the UFC middleweight, Darren Till.
Everything you need to know about Daren Till
Darren Till’s Height and Reach:
Darren Till is considered one of the finest strikers in the UFC middleweight division. He went 5 rounds with a torn knee against the former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker in his last fight. And though he lost the fight via decision it was an extremely close fight. And that says a lot about Till’s striking prowess and durability.
Darren Till is 6 ft tall and has a reach of 76 inches. Till has a leg reach of 42 inches. This becomes a crucial factor in Darren Till’s fight who is a southpaw and a master of counter striking. His size does help him outstrike some of the best strikers such as Stephen Wonderboy Thomson. And it also helps him in his takedown defense.
Darren Till’s Fighting Style:
Till is a southpaw and he likes to keep the fight standing. Thanks to his years of training in Muay Thai, Darren Till has gone toe to toe with some of the best strikers in the welterweight and middleweight division. And he has picked up some impressive ground skills throughout his years of training in Brazil.
Though Till does not shoot for takedown very often he has shown an impressive takedown defense and an ability to get back up after a takedown attempt from his opponents.
Darren Till’s MMA Record:
Darren Till made his pro-MMA debut in the year of 2013. So far he has had 21 pro fights including 10 fights in UFC. He has one draw against Nicolas Dalby and three losses against Tyron Woodley, Jorge Masvidal, and Robert Whittaker.
Darren Till has been knocked out only once in his career in his fight against Jorge Masvidal.
Darren Till’s net worth and endorsements:
So far from his UFC career, Darren Till has earned $913,000 in the form of fight purses, win bonuses and performance bonuses. His biggest payday came with the fight against Kelvin Gastelum at MSG.
Besides that, Till makes an impressive amount of sponsorships. He has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram.
The Gorilla has sponsorships from Blockasset, Amavi watches, Venum, etc.
Darren Till’s Girlfriend:
Darren Till is not married but he is in a relationship with a woman named Cerrone. Till has three daughters who are Scarlett Isabella Till, Zara Till, and Raya Lilly Till.
Scarlett Isabella Till is the daughter of Darren Till and his ex-girlfriend in Brazil.
Darren Till is still only 28 years old and has yet to reach his prime. And so far he has been considered the next big thing in UFC. If Till can get on a winning streak starting with a win over UFC veteran, Derek Brunson then it won’t be a surprise to see Till fighting for the middleweight title against IsraelAdesanya soon.