Ahead of his return at UFC Liverpool this weekend, relive Darren Till’s stunning first-round destruction of Donald Cerrone at UFC Gdansk last year.
Wanna grab yourself boatloads of attention? Why not absolutely walk through a bonafide legend as a relative unknown to all but the most hardcore of MMA fans.
Darren Till wasn’t exactly happy when several high-profile figures in the sport publicly voiced their confusion at why exactly he was booked for a headlining matchup against a true great but sure enough, like Till himself said, when he was through with Cowboy, there were no doubts left to speak of.
He blitzed through the admittedly battle-weathered Cerrone and despite his opponent’s proven grit and toughness, it took the Liverpuddlian just under a round to TKO the former lightweight title challenger.
And from there it has been a steady ascent for Till. Sure, he hasn’t fought since but in the last few months he has really started to make a name as one of the promotion’s most marketable young talents and in his UFC Liverpool matchup with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, he has the opportunity to single himself out as the undisputed top contender at 170lbs.
Watch his dominant UFC Gdansk victory over Cerrone below:
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena