Darren Till Aiming For Future Fight With Israel Adesanya

Darren Till has big plans for the future, some of which include a move to the middleweight division and an eventual fight with Israel Adesanya. Till’s rise to through the welterweight ranks culminated with his loss to champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas last September. Much of the talk heading into his […]

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Darren Till has big plans for the future, some of which include a move to the middleweight division and an eventual fight with Israel Adesanya.

Till’s rise to through the welterweight ranks culminated with his loss to champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas last September. Much of the talk heading into his first title shot was regarding Till’s past weight issues.

Time and time again, the Brit has declared that he is a light heavyweight fighting in a welterweight’s body. While that may be true, Till admits a move to the middleweight division is in his future.

Just not right now.

“I’m definitely gonna fight at 185 [pounds] but just cause I made such a big deal out of the cut myself because obviously I missed weight in Liverpool and the cut turned out to be surprisingly easy [for the Woodley fight],” Till said on the Believe You Me podcast. “It was just easy so I can still stay at welterweight for a few more fights.

“That’s what I’ve got in my head and then obviously move up to 185. But for now, I can still make the welterweight cut so I think I’m going to stay at welterweight.”

Till has been linked to fights with Colby Covington and more recently, Jorge Masvidal. However, a fight with Covington seems less likely due to the former interim champ’s situation.

Be that as it may, Till has already scanned the 185-pound landscape, and one name keeps coming to mind.

“’Stylebender’ [Israel Adesanya],” Till stated. “I’m always asking Sean [Shelby] for the biggest and the hardest challenges. Obviously, you seen that in my last fight against the champion.

“I just want to fight the best and right now at middleweight, Stylebender is one of the best… Not all around but I think striker against striker, me coming from a striking background and him himself, I just think it would be a good matchup. That’s definitely a fight I want in the future.”

Let us know what you think. Will Till and Adesanya ever meet inside the Octagon at 185 pounds?

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Darren Till Staying at Welterweight for Now but Eventually Wants Israel Adesanya Fight

Darren Till is staying at welterweight for now. The former title challenger, who has struggled to make the welterweight limit in the past, finally went through a better weight cut for his most recent contest against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 this past S…

Darren Till is staying at welterweight for now. The former title challenger, who has struggled to make the welterweight limit in the past, finally went through a better weight cut for his most recent contest against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 this past September. Obviously, Till would have preferred a different result after suffering a […]

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Coach Says Anderson Silva Is No Match For Israel Adesanya’s Striking

In a striking contest, Israel Adesanya’s coach believes his fighter torches Anderson Silva. Adesanya is set to go one-on-one with Silva on Feb. 9. The bout will serve as UFC 234’s co-main event. Silva has been promised a title shot if he be…

In a striking contest, Israel Adesanya’s coach believes his fighter torches Anderson Silva. Adesanya is set to go one-on-one with Silva on Feb. 9. The bout will serve as UFC 234’s co-main event. Silva has been promised a title shot if he beats Adesanya. With how fast “The Last Stylebender’s” stock is rising, he may […]

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Israel Adesanya’s Coach Explains One Strategy Anderson Silva Must Avoid

Israel Adesanya’s coach thinks that there is one strategy that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva must avoid when fight night comes. These two fighters are slated to meet inside of the Octagon at the UFC 234 pay-per-view event. The former UFC middleweight champion is one of the best to ever do it, and part […]

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Israel Adesanya’s coach thinks that there is one strategy that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva must avoid when fight night comes. These two fighters are slated to meet inside of the Octagon at the UFC 234 pay-per-view event.

The former UFC middleweight champion is one of the best to ever do it, and part of his success was his style of fighting. However, in the eyes of Adesanya’s longtime striking coach Eugene Bareman, Silva can’t expect to out strike the rising prospect.

Adesanya has a similar style which is why fight fans keep comparing the two fighters to each other. Thus when this coach did an a recent video, he pointed out that the younger star would beat the future UFC Hall of Famer in this style.

“They’re on two different levels,” Bareman said in a recent Adesanya vlog released (H/T to MMAJunkie).“Israel’s a highly refined specialist at what he does. Anderson’s been doing MMA for most of his life, but that’s what makes it so interesting. It’s not a striking fight. In a striking fight it wouldn’t be a competition. It’s an MMA fight, which is like the great equalizer so to speak. That’s what makes it an interesting contest. It’s not a striking fight; it’s an MMA fight and has all those other aspects.”

UFC 234 is set to be held on February 10, 2019, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on ESPN+.

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UFC 234 Whittaker vs. Gastelum: The Biggest, Best Fights Set for Melbourne

UFC 232 is in the rear-view mirror and UFC 233 has been cancelled. That means the next pay-per-view to look forward to is UFC 234…but unfortunately, there isn’t that much to look forward to quite yet…

UFC 232 is in the rear-view mirror and UFC 233 has been cancelled. That means the next pay-per-view to look forward to is UFC 234…but unfortunately, there isn’t that much to look forward to quite yet…